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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


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


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


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


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


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


103 Japanese reforms spur RE
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • April 8 2012

Japan’s Working Group on Regulatory and Administrative Reforms recently recommended 103 regulations to be relaxed or abolished to encourage renewable energy development in the country following the reduction in nuclear power since last spring’s nuclear crisis