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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyCabinet Decision on the New Strategic Energy Plan

The Government of Japan formulates the Strategic Energy Plan in order to show to the public the basic direction of Japan’s energy policy under the Basic Act on Energy Policy.

On April 11, 2014, the Cabinet decided to approve the new Strategic Energy Plan as the basis for the orientation of Japan’s new energy policy, considering the dramatic changes in energy environments inside and outside Japan, including those caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

The Basic Energy Plan is a policy document formulated by the Government of Japan under the Basic Act on Energy Policy, which entered into force in June 2002. The plan presents the basic principles of Japan’s energy policy, namely, “safety,” “energy security,” “improving economic efficiency,” and “environment suitability,” and shows the basic direction of the energy policy.

In October 2003, the government formulated the First Plan, and it publicized the Second Plan in March 2007 and the Third Plan in June 2010.

The 2014 plan is the fourth plan, and the first to be released after the Great East Japan Earthquake.


Full text of the new Strategic Energy PlanExternal Site Link
Summary of the Third Strategic Energy Plan (compiled in June 2010)

Release Date

April 11, 2014

Division in Charge

Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, General Policy Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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