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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


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


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 recycling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • January 8 2012

Japan’s Ministry of the Environment issued a proposal December 27 that would promote recycling of 80 consumer and industrial electrical and electronic products as a way to reduce illegal waste exports and recover precious metals contained in the used products


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


Japanese emissions targets not met
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • May 27 2012

On May 23, the Japanese Central Environment Council announced it will not reach its emissions reduction targets given the sharply reduced nuclear generation in the country


Japan carbon trading consolidation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • April 22 2012

At a joint meeting of Japan’s Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry April 16, the two agencies identified a number of ways to consolidate its two domestic carbon trading programs in an attempt to encourage businesses to more actively trade CO2 credits as the country works to reduce emissions


Nuclear safety plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan, USA
  • March 11 2012

The Nuclear Energy Institute announced March 6 that the nuclear industry will proceed with the acquisition of additional safety equipment at the country’s nuclear power plants as its top response to last year’s Japanese nuclear crisis


First post-Fukushima rulemakings begin
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan, USA
  • March 11 2012

Almost a year after the Japanese nuclear crisis, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission directed commission staff last week to begin drafting the first three orders designed to improve the safety of U.S. nuclear plants