Opinion on Sustainability in Japan

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The Japanese and global nuclear industries will survive the Fukushima incident

Toshiba, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi will have to revise their worldwide short and medium-term nuclear sales forecasts downwards due to the Fukushima incident. However, in the longer term Japan's nuclear majors stand to profit from the decommissioning of the country's damaged reactors, as well as the continued growth of an industry which the world, including Japan, cannot conceivably do without.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2011
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CommentWire

Osaka Gas: redefining the super major

Japan's dependence on liquefied natural gas imports has created a market situation whereby the country boasts a large number of integrated energy companies. However, having invested significantly in Spain's Sagunto terminal, Osaka Gas is leading the way in breaking free of the burden of merely meeting domestic demand to show promise in other fields.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2010
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New technology promises to halve the cost of carbon capture and storage

The role that carbon capture and storage can theoretically play in curbing the upward trend in global emissions is significant. However, the associated costs are prohibitively high and sector growth disproportionately slow. New technology from Japan offers the promise of cheaper, economically attractive carbon capture and storage, and with it the catalyst the industry has long been waiting for.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2011
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Japan's aging population is good news for companies offering green products and services

Japanese consumers are very environmentally aware, with a green outlook that largely translates into corresponding behavior. Indeed, only around 5% are distinctly non-green. Companies that provide environmentally sound offerings will be able to access the sales potential of Japan's older population in particular, as the over-55s show the greenest attitudes.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2010
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Japan and Australia: changes in leadership could radically alter both countries' energy markets

The prime ministers of Australia and Japan have both stepped down, in the hope that their replacements will be better placed to win their forthcoming elections. Energy policies were a key factor in both resignations, and therefore the impact of these new appointments on the domestic energy markets in both countries could be substantial.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010

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