Japan Energy Industry

METI Influence on the Direction of Japan’s Energy Sector

In today’s post, we will discuss perhaps the biggest driver of the direction of Japan’s energy industry—the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)—and why it’s so important to keep an eye on what it is up to.   The Dual Role of METI METI is the home of the policy planning divisions and regulatory agencies […]

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Everything You Need to Know about the Japanese Electricity Grid

Historic factors and the fact that Japan is an archipelago consisting of four main islands and hundreds of smaller ones have contributed to what has become an unusual power grid considerably different from other developed countries. Not only is the country’s grid divided into ten physically separate zones, but it’s also divided into two areas […]

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What Happened in the Japanese Energy Industry in 2019 and What Does It Mean for 2020?

With an imperial transition from Emperor Akihito to Emperor Naruhito, preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being fully underway, and a number of violent typhoons hitting the country, 2019 has been a busy year for Japan overall. Causing long-lasting power outages, it is the last of those – combined with several important changes in the […]

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