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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


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


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


WTO Ontario FIT ruling forthcoming
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union, Global, Japan
  • March 11 2012

A World Trade Organization dispute panel announced last week that it will issue a ruling by September on Japan’s claims that provisions in Ontario’s green energy program violate global trade rules


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


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


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 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


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


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