Japan's pollution levels in air and water have been decreasing consistently and for the first time ever, the share of renewable energies in the total energy production has reached over 15%.
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, Japan has become increasingly focused on reducing and eventually eliminating its dependency on nuclear power. In June 2013, over a quarter of Japan’s electricity demand was supplied by nuclear power, but more and more research and funding is being invested in renewable energy technologies, which could help to reduce this gap. This section gives an overview of Japan’s environmental policies and the current state of its green technology and recycling sectors. Find out more about Japan's environment sector below.
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No less than 300 web pages with up-to-date information on Japan, more than 170 reports available as well as a lot of detailed information on the Japanese business culture.