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WTO rules public can view Japanese-Canadian dispute hearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, Global, Japan
  • January 22 2012

On January 18, the World Trade Organization said the public can listen in on dispute panel proceedings between Japan and Canada over whether the domestic content requirements under Ontario's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program violate WTO rules by requiring that wind and solar projects include a minimum amount of Ontario originated goods and services


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


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


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


Japan pursues renewables
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • September 8 2011

Japan’s Study Subcommittee on Politics and Measures After 2012, which operates under the Ministry of the Environment’s Central Environmental Council, met August 30 to consider whether the country can meet its emissions reduction targets after the Fukushima nuclear crisis


WTO dispute talks seat
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests


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 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


Japan chooses nukes, RE
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • September 18 2011

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said September 13 that a stable energy supply from advanced renewable energy and nuclear power is a top priority for the new administration


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