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The Cabinet Approves the FY 2017 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2018)

June 8, 2018

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

The Annual Report on Energy (also known as the “Energy White Paper”) overviews the measures on energy that the Government of Japan conducted in the previous fiscal year, which is submitted to the Diet pursuant to Article 11 of the Basic Act on Energy Policy (Act No. 71 of 2002).
On June 8, 2018, the Cabinet approved the Energy White Paper 2018, and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby publicizes the details.

Outline of the Energy White Paper 2018

The White Paper introduces the following issues in light of the current state of affairs and the policy trends surrounding the energy field.

(1) History of Japan concerning energy since the Meiji Restoration

(2) Progress in Fukushima’s Reconstruction

(3) Energy situation inside and outside Japan and challenges therein

(The current states of measures taken by major countries against global warming, the current states of Japan’s energy security, energy technologies and Japanese companies’ possibilities, etc.)

In addition, the White Paper 2018 also describes the trends in energy supply and demand and the outline of FY2017 energy measures that Japan achieved.

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Research and Public Relations Office, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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