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Japanese business lobby denounces emissions cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • September 18 2011

On September 15, Nippon Keidanren, Japan’s largest business lobby, urged the government to abandon a pledged 25 reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020, as Japan seeks to improve its energy economy after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami


Japanese EV tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • December 18 2011

Japan announced last week that it will extend tax breaks for low-polluting vehicles for another three years as demand for green cars has reinvigorated the country’s nearly stagnant auto market in part due to tax breaks and increasing interest in fuel efficiency


Japanese vehicle efficiency increased
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • October 30 2011

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport finalized targets October 20 to increase average passenger car fuel economy to 47.7 miles per gallon by 2020, an increase of 24.1 percent from 2009 levels


Long-term Japanese energy project recommended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • August 21 2011

Japan’s Research and Development Study Committee of the ministry’s Industrial Structure Council recommended August 15 that the country create a long-term national energy project to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel and nuclear power


Japan replaces nukes
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • August 28 2011

The Japanese government announced August 22 that it will return to old oil and gas plants to replace its nuclear power plants


Japanese offset plan announced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • October 24 2011

Japan, the fifth-largest global greenhouse gas emitter, unveiled a plan October 21 to subsidize 14 companies considering foreign emissions offsets as an alternative to the United Nations’ carbon trading scheme


Short-lived pollutant coalition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, USA, Colombia, European Union
  • April 29 2012

Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Japan, the European Commission, and the World Bank joined a coalition April 24 formed earlier this year by the United States and other countries to curb black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons


Industry criticizes Japanese fuel economy standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, Japan
  • September 11 2011

The comment period ending September 22 for Japan's proposed 2020, 47.7 miles per gallon fuel economy target for passenger cars has seen many comments from international automakers arguing the standards are discriminatory and asking that the country either adopt a set of exemptions for imports or support the establishment of the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedures (WLTP


China’s rare earth production
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, Japan
  • September 8 2011

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said August 30 that China has shifted its rare earth business strategy, restricting production by tightening environmental inspections of producers of the materials that are indispensable for high-tech and new-generation motor vehicles


Japanese Environment Plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • April 29 2012

Japan’s Environment Ministry recently released a new Basic Environment Plan that would continue the nation’s emphasis on implementing the 3 R policy and building a low-carbon society while promoting clean innovation and sustainability