Energy Policy

The “Basic Energy Plan” sets the foundation of Japan’s energy policy, with the first plan created in 2007 and has been regularly reviewed since then. In 2021, the Sixth Basic Energy Plan has been formulated, but it still emphasizes nuclear power and coal-fired thermal power, and does not take into account drastic demand reduction or social transformation.

FoE Japan is calling for a shift from dependence on nuclear power and fossil fuels to a 100% renewable energy society in a sustainable and community-based manner.


[Event]From Gas and Coal to Renewable Energy! The Light Night Event for a Brighter Future


Press release: Activists at COP28 call on Japan to end financing for fossil fuels


COP28 must result in just and equitable climate action, not false solutions, warns Friends of the Earth International


NuScale’s plan for a small nuclear reactor, funded by JBIC, is cancelled, questioning the accountability of public financial institutions – A joint comment from CNIC and Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan)


FoE Japan and FoE US submitted the comment to NEXI on potential support for Cameron LNG (Phase II)


We protest against the adoption of the GX Decarbonization Power Supply Bill (a bundle of laws supporting nuclear power)


Open Letter: G7 countries must not leave room for fossil fuels, climate destruction


G7 NGO Press briefing on Climate Change and Energy – Voices from Global South


Statement on the G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment – The Japanese government turns a blind eye to the climate crisis and the nuclear disaster