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December 26, 2016

The Paris Agreement and Japan’s Energy Risks

The world is making a dynamic shift to clean energy sources, with the Paris Agreement entering into force just a ...

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September 29, 2016

Breaking Free of Dependence on Rare Earths
China’s Resource Nationalism Spawns Alternative Technologies

The ban China effectively imposed on exports of rare earths over a diplomatic row with Japan has had the unintended ...

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June 15, 2011

Protecting Our Land from a Post-Quake Fire Sale

In the wake of the March 11 disaster, Japan's precious land resources are more vulnerable than ever, as policymakers seek ...

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February 17, 2011

Fears Growing over Land Grabs

In late January, the Tokyo Foundation issued a policy proposal on reforming Japan’s land ownership system to better reflect the ...

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December 03, 2010

Reframing the Japan–Russia Relationship: A Report from the Valdai Club

At the seventh meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club last September, the author took advantage of a rare opportunity for ...

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March 15, 2010

Russia’s Energy Resources and East Asian Security

Russia is rich in energy resources, especially in natural gas, and it is increasingly leveraging such assets into diplomatic clout. ...

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July 02, 2009

Securing Supplies of Rare Metals for Environmental Technology

Securing supplies of rare metal resources is vital if cutting-edge environmental technology is to be put to widespread use. Currently, ...

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March 10, 2009

Priority Issues in Japan’s Resource and Energy Diplomacy

Japan, which relies on imports for nearly all of its resources and energy, must ask how it will maintain its ...

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