The Report illustrates the details of the new reserve system.
Working with Japanese Clients is a series of videos commenting on current trends and topics relevant to Japanese corporations.
The Third Interim Report is expected to summarize the Subcommittee's discussion from August 5 and will be released to the public.
The third joint meeting was held on February 28, 2019.
On October 22, 2018, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy published an "Overview on Draft Ministerial Order on Partial Revision of Ordinance for Enforcement of Act on Special Measures ...
The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC"), Japan's competition regulator, recently published results of an investigation into destination restrictions in liquefied natural gas ("LNG") supply contracts.
A FIT facilities approval (setsubi nintei) under the old FIT Act may be deemed as a FIT business plan approval (jigyo nintei) subject to certain conditions under the new FIT Act.
On July 6, 2017, METI and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy released proposals for revision of laws and ordinances related to long-speculated restrictions on overloading.
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on June 28, 2017 issued its much-anticipated report into the state of the market for contracted long term LNG supplies into Japan (available here).
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy recently released a policy promoting the use of biomass power generation as stable substitution for nuclear power to the maximum extent possible by fiscal year 2030.
Japan has seen significant investment in its renewable energy market, especially in solar photovoltaic ("PV") projects, since the introduction of the feed-in-tariff ("FIT") regime for renewable energy...
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Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
Amendments to Japan's FIT Act went into force on April 1, 2017.
Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is currently conducting an investigation into alleged unfair restrictions on the resale of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into Japan from abroad.
This Commentary provides a summary of the material changes that will go into effect as a result of the Amendments.
On April 1, 2016, amendments to the Electricity Business Act ("Act") liberalizing entry into the Japanese electricity retail market became effective.
In advance of the Act for Partial Amendment of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities that was established on May 25, 2016 and is coming into effect on April 1, 2017, ...
Japan's Cabinet recently approved a series of amendments (the "Amendments") to the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities...