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31 Mar. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Dispatch of Energy Conservation Experts to Cambodia and Laos (PDF)
ECCJ implemented the second support of this fiscal year for Laos and Cambodia in both countries on 22-28 Jan. 2017 with the theme of confirmation of energy conservation policy finalization and action plans for promoting organization of related systems etc.
31 Mar. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Workshop for the purpose of Introduction of Energy Conservation Guidelines (EC Guidelines) to India (PDF)
ECCJ implemented workshop on 23-27 Jan. 2017 in Tokyo with inviting 14 energy management experts from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) of India and private enterprises representing the Indian industrial sector to support introduction of EC Guidelines in India.
31 Mar. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of ECAP11 Training Program in Japan (PDF)
ECCJ Implemented ECAP11 (EE&C Training Program in Japan) by inviting 8 candidate members to be trainers of trainee of qualified energy managers and 5 policymakers from 9 ASEAN countries as Part of Support Project for Energy Conservation on 6-10 Feb. 2017.
23 Feb. 2017
 [ECCJ’s Activities] On-Site inspection of energy audit related to“Qualified Energy Manager Leader Capacity Building Project” in Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia (PDF)
ECCJ visited Vietnam on Jan. 12, 2017, Indonesia on Jan. 18 and Malaysia on Jan. 20, attended the energy conservation practical work examination in each country as part of the “Qualified Energy Manager Leader Capacity Building Project”and discussed its results.
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of workshop for establishment of Energy Conservation Act in Myanmar (PDF)
ECCJ implemented the 2nd workshop at the Ministry of Industry in Nay Pyi Taw aiming at establishment of Energy Conservation Act on 21 Dec. 2016
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation training for China (PDF)
ECCJ implemented seminar training in TOKYO on 6-9 Dec. 2016 for enhancing energy conservation in China, provided information on energy conservation policies.
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of Energy Conservation audit for buildings in Russia (PDF)
ECCJ implemented  Energy Conservation audit for school buildings (kindergarten) in Moscow on 25-30 Nov. 2016, including audit of the classroom environment, energy audit, and proposal of improvement plans based on the evaluation of the audit
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Dispatch of experts in India to introduce “Energy Conservation Guidelines” (PDF)
ECCJ dispatched experts to the kick-off meeting hosted by India Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), cooperated in the initiation of the “Energy Conservation Guidelines” introduction project.
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Participated in the 10th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum (PDF)
ECCJ participated in 10th Japan-China Forum on 25-26 Nov. 2016 held in Beijing with cooperation of Japan-China Economic Association
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Participated in ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) held in Myanmar (PDF)
ECCJ participated in AEBF held in Nay Pyi Taw on Sep. 20-23 2016, Sinior Advisor, Mr.Yoshitaka Ushio provided a keynote lecture at“energy conservation session”, received the ASEAN Individual Excellence in Energy Management of ASEAN Energy Award.
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of Energy Conservation Training for Russia (PDF)
ECCJ invited 14 trainees from Russia on 26-30 Sep. 2016 implemented a training for building energy conservation, which is a main target of energy conservation policies in Russia
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Participated in the SEforALL related Conference held in India (PDF)
ECCJ participated in DSEE (An International Conference on Demand Side Energy Efficiency) held in India on 19 Dec. 2016 as one of the speakers requested by the World Bank, knowledge hub of SEforALL
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Dispatch of Energy Conservation Experts to Brazil (PDF)
ECCJ dispatched its experts to the country during the period of 8-16 Sep.and 5-15 Dec. 2016 to support energy conservation in Brazil as part of 3-year plan (from FY2015 to FY2017)
23 Feb. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Support for introducing Qualified Energy Manager Certification System in Saudi Arabia (PDF)
ECCJ invited experts of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) on 29-31 Aug. 2016, explained the outline of the Japanese energy management system and certification system and exchanged opinions with qualified energy managers
17 Jan. 2017
 [ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of Energy Conservation Workshop (BEC ID7) for Indonesia (PDF)
ECCJ implemented the BEC ID7 workshop on 14-18 Nov. 2016 in Tokyo with participants including the Ministry of Industry (MOI) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) for Indonesia
17 Jan. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities] Provision of Practical Training to Foster Trainers in Four ASEAN Nations (PDF)
ECCJ provided Practical Training in Thailand to Foster Trainers for Qualified Energy Managers for trainees from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam on 14-18 Nov. 2016
17 Jan. 2017
[ECCJ’s Activities]Implementation of Energy Conservation Support Project in China (PDF)
ECCJ implemented Support Project by dispatching Energy Conservation specification four regions of China with the aim of enhancing energy conservation in China on July-Dec. 2016
14 Dec. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] The Energy Conservation Support Project in Lao PDR and Cambodia (PDF)
ECCJ Implemented Support Project for the promotion of energy conservation in Lao PDR and Cambodia on 3-7 Oct. 2016
14 Dec. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Promotion of the EC Project in the industry of Indonesia (PDF)
ECCJ Implemented the Project for Promoting Energy Conservation in the Industrial Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam on Oct. 2016
14 Dec. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of ECAP10 Project in Japan (PDF)
ECCJ Implemented ECAP10 (Training in Japan) as Part of Support Project for Energy Conservation on 28 Sep. - 4 Oct. 2016
14 Dec. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Participation in Inception Meeting of Support Project for Energy Conservation in ASEAN (PDF)
ECCJ participated in Inception Meeting in Bogor, Indonesia on 9-12 Aug. 2016, discussed the details of the project for FY2016 with the representatives of ASEAN Member States.
14 Dec. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Conducted survey of Training Contents in Training Center in Thailand (PDF)
ECCJ made a two-day visit in Training Center in Thailand on 21-22 July 2016, checked the buildings and facilities and discussed their usage and other matters with ACE (ASEAN Centre for Energy).
25 Oct. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation support project in Myanmar (PDF)
ECCJ implemented a seminar for the promotion of Energy Conservation in Myanmar on 23-25 Aug. 2016
25 Oct. 2016
 [ECCJ’s Activities] Training Energy Conservation Promotion Leaders in Asia (PDF)
ECCJ has provided Training of Trainers (TOT) to foster energy conservation promotion leaders in Mongoria, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan since fiscal year 2015.
25 Oct. 2016
 [ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation support project in Malaysia (PDF)
ECCJ implemented a five-day project for the promotion of Energy Conservation at an Automotive Parts Factory in Malaysia on 1-5 Feb. 2016.
25 Oct. 2016
 [ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation support project in Vietnam (PDF)
ECCJ implemented a five-day project for the promotion of Energy Conservation at an Electric Furnace Factory in Vietnam on 25-29 Jan. 2016.
26 Aug. 2016
[ECCJ's Activities] Support for establishment of the“Energy Conservation Training Center” in Vietnam (PDF)
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam has completed the establishment of the training center for fostering qualified energy managers and energy audit engineers in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh on June 2015 under JICA's support.
24 Aug. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation Cooperation Project for Brazil (Part 3) (PDF)
ECCJ implemented the Part3 of the Energy Conservation Cooperation Project for Brazil on top of Part2 continued from June to Oct. 2015.
24 Aug. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] TOP TENs BATs and BPs project (PDF)
The 1st international TOP TENs list was publicized at the policy council of the IPEEC on June 27 2016.
24 Aug. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation Support Project for Indonesia (PDF)
ECCJ has been supporting to promote energy conservation in Indonesia from Feb. to date (June, 2016).
24 Aug. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] ACEF (Asian Clean Energy Forum) in Relation to SE4ALL (PDF)
ECCJ participated in the ACEF 2016 co-sponsored by C2E2, EESL, ADB and SE4All held in Manila on 6-10 June 2016.
24 Aug. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Seminar held in Astana and Novosibirsk (PDF)
Lecture on “Japan's Energy Conservation Policies and Overview of ECCJ's Activities”in Japan-Kazakhstan/Japan-Russia Energy Industry Collaboration Seminar was held in Astana and Novosibirsk on 28-30 June 2016.
17 May 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Copenhagen Global Workshop to Accelerate Energy Efficiency: Challenges, Opportunities and Roadmaps (PDF)
ECCJ attended “Copenhagen Global Workshop to Accelerate Energy Efficiency: Challenges, Opportunities and Roadmaps” organized by C2E2 held in Copenhagen on 10-14 Nov. 2015.
17 May 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Efficiency Event held concurrently with COP21 (PDF)
ECCJ participated in the Energy Efficiency Event held concurrently with COP21 in Paris on 6-10 Dec. 2015
17 May 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Interview with Mr. Mohinder Gulati of SE4All Chief Operating Officer (PDF)
ECCJ interviewed Mr. Mohinder Gulati of SE4All Chief Operating Officer about SE4ALL Global Energy Efficiency Forum on Cities held in Tokyo on 29-30 Oct. 2015
27 Apr. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] 2015 ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Symposium on Standard and Labeling Policy in Myanmar (PDF)
2015 ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Symposium on Standard and Labeling Policy in Myanmar took place on 18 Dec. 2015 in the presence of Myanmar’s MOI Vice Minister, and Mr.J.Sogawa (MD, ECCJ).
27 Apr. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] 2015 ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Symposium on Standard and Labeling Policy in Lao PDR (PDF)
2015 ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Symposium on Standard and Labeling Policy in Lao PDR took place on 15 Dec. 2015 in the presence of Lao’s MEM Deputy Director General, and Mr.J.Sogawa (MD, ECCJ).
27 Apr. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of Energy Conservation Cooperation Project for Brazil (Part 2) (PDF)
ECCJ implemented the Part2 of the Energy Conservation Cooperation Project for Brazil on top of Part1 continued from Feb. to Oct. 2014 (inclusive of Activity1&2 )
27 Apr. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] Award of ASEAN for the Contributions to Energy Conservation (PDF)
ECCJ’s Deputy Director of Training and Education Department, Mr.Kazuhiko Yoshida was awarded for the Contributions to Energy Conservation In the 33rd Ministers on Energy Meeting of the ASEAN held in Malaysia on 7th Oct. 2015.
27 Apr. 2016
[ECCJ’s Activities] SE4ALL Global Energy Efficiency Forum on Cities took place in Tokyo (PDF)
SE4ALL Global Energy Efficiency Forum on Cities took place in Tokyo on 29-30 Oct. 2015 on the theme of “Moving toward Enhanced Global Efficiency in Energy Utilization through Improved Collaboration between the Public and Private Sectors and among Cities”
18 Mar. 2016
Settlement of FY 2016 Purchase Prices and FY 2016 Surcharge Rates under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has determined the FY 2016 purchase prices for newcomers and FY 2016 surcharge rates under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy.
9 Feb. 2016
Cabinet Decision on the Bill on the Partial Revision of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities.
The Cabinet approved the Bill on the Partial Revision of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities which is to be submitted to the 190th ordinary Diet session. This Bill stipulates a new Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme, in order to achieve both the FY 2030 target for the introduction of renewable energy (a ratio of renewable energy from among all energy sources for generating electricity of 22% to 24%), which was presented in the plan for Japan’s energy mix formulated in July 2015 and the reduction of the public burden.
12 Jan. 2016
Eighth Japan-India Energy Dialogue is Held in Tokyo
On January 12, 2016, the governments of Japan and India held the Eighth Japan-India Energy Dialogue in Tokyo and agreed to deepen their comprehensive cooperation in the energy sector. Mr. Motoo Hayashi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, signed a joint statement with H.E. Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy of India, as the chairs of the Dialogue.
13 Jan. 2016
The stock-takes of existing policies and measures on EE&C in EAS countries were updated
The stock-takes of existing policies and measures on EE&C in EAS countries were updated as of Dec.25th,2015 based on the document submitted by each country according to the request of Japan at the EAS / ECTF meeting held in May 2015.
1 Dec. 2015
Results of the Ninth Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum
The Ninth Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum was held on November 29, 2015, in Tokyo. The Japanese delegation included Mr. Motoo Hayashi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ms. Tamayo Marukawa, Minister of the Environment, and Shoji Muneoka, Chairman of the Japan-China Economic Association. The Chinese delegation included Mr. Zhang Yong, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ms. Gao Yan, Vice Minister of Commerce of China, and Mr. Cheng Yonghua, Chinese Ambassador to Japan.
At the Forum there were various achievements, including the exchange of consensus documents on 26 cooperation projects, with an attendance of about 750 representatives from the private and public sectors (about 470 from Japan and about 270 from China). On the sidelines of the Forum, State Minister Takagi had a meeting with Ms. Gao Yan, Vice Minister of Commerce of China.
25 Nov. 2015
FY 2014 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has compiled the Preliminary Report on the FY 2014 Comprehensive Energy Statistics, based on the results of studies including a variety of energy-related statistics, and has compiled them to describe Japan’s energy supply and demand situation.
28 Sep. 2015
The Cabinet Approved the 2015 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2015)
The Annual Report on Energy is a report on the general situation regarding the measures that the Government of Japan has taken in relation to energy, which shall be submitted to the Diet pursuant to Article 11 of the Basic Act on Energy Policy (Act No. 71 of 2002). On July 14, 2015, the Cabinet approved the 2015 report, and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby publicizes the details.
24 Sep. 2015
SE4All Website is now open!
ECCJ is the Energy Efficiency Facilitating Hub for the United Nations SE4All (Sustainable Energy for All) initiative. As one of its first contributions to the SE4All effort, ECCJ will host an international forum on October 29 and 30 in Tokyo
17 June 2015
[ECCJ’s Activities] International Forum for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries
International Forum for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in GCC Countries (organized by the World Bank Group) was held on May 27-28 2015 in Muscat, Oman. Mr. Jiro Sogawa, Managing Director of the Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ) participated in the forum as a panelist.
22 May 2015
Summer Energy Conservation Measures
In order to promote energy conservation measures for the summer from June to September, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Council for the Promotion of Energy and Resource Conservation Measures was held, and the Council made a decision on the Summer Energy Conservation Measures on May 16, 2014.
14 Apr. 2015
FY 2013 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has released a revised report on Japan's energy supply and demand situation for FY 2013, based on the results of a variety of energy-related statistic.
25 Mar. 2015
[ECCJ’s Activities] Heat Pump Workshop Convened in New Delhi, India (PDF)
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan held the workshop in India on February 4, 2015 for the purpose of introducing and facilitating heat pump technologies, which are used in Japan as high efficient and environmentally friendly technologies, in Indian market.
23 Mar. 2015
[ECCJ’s Activities] ECCJ Managing Director Sogawa Visited the National Energy Conservation Center, China (PDF)
Mr. Jiro Sogawa, Managing Director of the Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ) visited Mr. Jia Fusheng, Director General of the National Energy Conservation Center China (NECC) in Beijing on March 6, 2015 to discuss on the future cooperation for promotion of energy efficiency and conservation between two countries. [NECC website (Only in Chinese)]
20 Mar. 2015
[ECCJ’s Activities] Energy Conservation Technical Seminar held in Sichuan Province (PDF)
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan held the EE&C technical seminar in Sichuan province in China as the first energy conservation capacity building project between two countries since September 2012.
19 Mar. 2015
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of Energy Conservation Cooperation Project for Turkey(PDF)
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan held the workshop in Tokyo in February 2015 for the purpose of introducing the energy conservation policies and measures in the Japanese building sector.
18 Mar. 2015
[ECCJ’s Activities] Implementation of Energy Conservation Cooperation Project for Brazil(PDF)
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan implemented the EE&C Cooperation Project for Brazil, the expert dispatching in October 2014 and the workshop in Japan in January 2015.
4 Mar. 2015
[ECCJ's Activities] Holding of 2015 ASEAN-JAPAN International Energy Conservation Symposium (PDF)
"2015 ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Symposium on Standard and Labeling Policy in Asian Countries" was held on January 30, 2015
19 Feb. 2015
[ECCJ's Activities] AJEEP Project in FY2014 (Dispatch of Experts to ASEAN) Ended Successfully! (PDF)
The AJEEP (ASEAN-Japan Energy Efficiency Partnership Program) is an ASEAN-Japan Cooperation program for ASEAN countries to develop the capacity building on energy efficiency & conservation (EE&C) within a multi-lateral framework.
26 Jan. 2015
Energy Efficiency Facilitating Hub of SE4ALL
ECCJ presented a letter of intent that describes Japan´s commitment to supporting SE4ALL’s efforts on energy efficiency to Mr. Kandeh Yumkella, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Chief Executive Officer, SE4ALL.
25 Nov. 2014
Additional Designation of Building Materials Subject to the Top Runner Program under the Energy Saving Act
On November 25, 2014, the Cabinet decided to enforce the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (hereinafter referred to as the “Energy Saving Act”).
14 Nov. 2014
FY2013 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby announces a preliminary report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY2013, based on the analysis of a variety of energy-related preliminary statistics.
5 Nov. 2014
Outline of the FY2013 Annual Report on Energy (Energy White Paper 2014)
4 Nov. 2014
Winter Energy Conservation Measures
In order to promote energy conservation measures for the winter period from November to March, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Council for the Promotion of Energy and Resource Conservation Measures was held and the Winter Energy Conservation Measures were decided.
1 Oct. 2014
"Handbook 2013" was released. You can download PDF files from here.
17 June 2014
The Cabinet Approved the 2014 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2014)
The 2014 Annual Report on Energy is a report about measures on energy that the Government of Japan conducted pursuant to Article 11 of the Basic Act on Energy Policy (Act No. 71 of 2002). On June 17, 2014, the Cabinet approved the 2014 report, and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby publicizes the details.
16 June 2014
ANRE to Start Discussions for Fleshing out the Strategic Energy Plan
On April 11, 2014, the Cabinet approved the Strategic Energy Plan. In order to flesh out the plan, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) will hold meetings of the subcommittees under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy and further develop discussions on certain issues in the fields of energy conservation, new and renewable energy and nuclear energy.
26 May 2014
Cabinet 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.
17 Apr. 2014
FY 2012 Energy Supply and Demand Report (revised report)
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy has released a revised report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY2012, based on the results of a variety of energy-related statistics
22 Jan. 2014
The Japan-India Public-Private Round Table on Renewable Energy under the Japan-India Energy Dialogue and the Energy Efficiency Working Group under the Japan-India Energy Dialogue were Held
In New Delhi, India, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held the Japan-India Public-Private Round Table on Renewable Energy under the Japan-India Energy Dialogue (hereinafter referred to as the “Round Table”), and the Energy Efficiency Working Group under Japan-India Energy Dialogue (hereinafter referred to as the “Working Group”).
8 Nov. 2013
Winter Energy Conservation Measures
In order to promote energy conservation measures for the winter period from November to March, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Council for the Promotion of Energy and Resource Conservation Measures was held and the Winter Energy Conservation Measures were decided.
23 Oct. 2013
Cabinet Decision to Enforce the Order for Enforcement to Define Additional Equipment Subject to the Top Runner Program under the Energy Saving Act
On October 22, 2013, the Cabinet decided to enforce the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (hereinafter referred to as the “Energy Saving Act”).
The revision aims to additionally define AC motors and LED lamps as equipment that is particularly necessary to improve the rational use of energy, pursuant to the provision of Article 78 of the Energy Saving Act.
7 Oct. 2013
FY2012 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
-The amount of energy consumption continues to decrease after the Great East Japan Earthquake-

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby announces a preliminary report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY2012, based on the analysis of a variety of energy-related statistics.
2 Oct. 2013
METI State Minister Akaba Attended the ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting and the EAS Energy Ministers Meeting
On September 25 and 26, 2013, Mr. Kazuyoshi Akaba, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited Bali, Indonesia, and attended the ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting and the East Asia Summit (EAS) Energy Ministers Meeting. The outcomes of the meetings were respectively compiled into the Joint Ministerial Statements.
1 Oct. 2013
Announcement of the Achievements of Business Operators for Reaching Benchmarks Pursuant to the Energy Conservation Act
In order to promote energy conservation measures for the summer from June to September, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Council for the Promotion of Energy and Resource Conservation Measures was held and made a decision on the Summer Energy Conservation Measures.
9 July 2013
Act to Partially Amend the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Act) was Passed by the Diet and Promulgated
On May 24, 2013, the Diet approved and passed the Bill for the Act to Partially Amend the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Act), and on May 31, 2013, such act was promulgated as Act No. 25.
14 June 2013
The Cabinet Approved the 2013 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2013)
The 2013 Annual Report on Energy is a report about measures on energy that the Government of Japan conducted pursuant to Article 11 of the Basic Act on Energy Policy (Act No. 71 of 2002). On June 14, 2013, the Cabinet approved the report, and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby publicizes the details.
30 Apr. 2013
Summer Energy Conservation Measures
In order to promote energy conservation measures for the summer from June to September, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Council for the Promotion of Energy and Resource Conservation Measures was held and made a decision on the Summer Energy Conservation Measures.
17 Apr. 2013
Expansion of India-Japan Energy Forum 2013
Mr. Shuichi Sugawara, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry visited New Delhi, India on April 17, 2013. The State Minister met H.E. Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Government of India. They agreed on the plan to hold the "India-Japan Energy Forum 2013" in September.
12 Apr. 2013
FY 2011 Energy Supply and Demand Report (revised report)
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy has released the revised report on Japan's energy supply and demand situation for FY 2011, based on the results of a variety of energy-related statistics.
13 Mar. 2013
The First Poland-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue was Held
On March 13, 2013, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held the First Poland-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue in Tokyo. Japan and the Republic of Poland exchanged views on their energy situations and policies.
5 Mar. 2013
Cabinet Decision on the Bill to Partially Amend the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Act)
The Cabinet today decided the Bill to Partially Amend the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Act). The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will submit the bill to the 183rd Ordinary Session of the Diet.
1 Mar. 2013
Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Concluded
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has concluded the "Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Field of Trade, Economy, Energy, and Mineral Resources" with the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic on February 27, 2013.
1 Mar. 2013
Announcement of an Application Process of Surcharges on Electricity Rates to be Billed in and after April 2013 under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy
Under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy, the surcharges are added to monthly electricity rates. The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRI) hereby announces that such surcharges will be added to the electricity rates to be billed in April, 2013 at the same unit price of the surcharge as those in March, 2013 (FY2012 surcharges).
20 Feb. 2013
Cabinet Decision to Enforce the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Saving Act)
On February 15, 2013, the Cabinet decided to enforce the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement (concerning the Top Runner Program) of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. This revision has additionally defined specific equipment that is required to promote the rational use of energy, according to the Energy Saving Act.
20 Feb. 2013
METI Minister Motegi Visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 8 to February 11, 2013.
15 Jan. 2013
Vice-Minister for International Affairs Sasaki Visited Mr. Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India
On January 10, 2013, Mr. Nobuhiko Sasaki, Vice-Minister for International Affairs of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), visited India. He met with Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, and they exchanged views on expansion of the Japan-India investment exchange and enhancement of cooperation between the countries in the energy field.
9 Jan. 2013
Electricity Supply-Demand Measures this Winter
On December 6, 2012, on the occasion of the 18th Session of The Electricity Supply-Demand verification Committee, which was established by the Electricity Supply-Demand Review Committee and the Energy and Environment Council, held four meetings in total from October 12 to 30, 2012. Third –party experts verified the electricity supply and demand forecast for this winter.
17 Dec. 2012
Summary of the Fourth Japan-US Clean Energy Policy Dialogue
17 Dec. 2012
Japan Signed the Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation, Climate Change and the Joint Crediting Mechanism with Mongolia
16 Nov. 2012
FY 2011 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
16 Nov. 2012
2012 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s “Energy White Paper 2012”)
[Reference]
Summary of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2012(PDF:1.31MB)
Full Text (in Japanese)
7 Nov. 2012
Fourth Asia Green IT Forum Held in Seoul
2 Nov. 2012
Winter Energy Conservation Measures
10 Oct. 2012
The 6th Japan-India Energy Dialogue was held
[Photo gallery]
[Reference]
http://www.meti.go.jp/press/2012/10/20121010005/20121010005-2.pdf
10 July 2012
Interim Report on Promotional Measures on “Housing and Living Styles toward a Low-Carbon Society”link
29 June 2012
Minister Edano Attended the 2012 APEC Energy Ministers Meeting (EMM10)link
22 June 2012
Announcement of Summer Energy Conservation Measures by METI (Japanese only)link
18 May 2012
Summer Energy Conservation Campaign from June to Septemberlink
14 May 2012
Release of “Energy Conservation Handbook 2011”
10 May 2012
Official Trip of Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, to India and Kazakhstanlink
27 Apr. 2012
Attendance of Senior Vice Minister Makino of METI at the Third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Held in the UK (Summary of an Official Trip to the UK)link
13 Apr. 2012
FY 2010 Energy Supply and Demand Report (revised report)link
9 Apr. 2012
Establishment of a Study Group for a New Domestic Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)link
29 Feb. 2012
Interim Report from Energy Conservation Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Natural Resources and Energy [in Japanese]link
[The report is available only in Japanese]
=>Interim Report from Energy Conservation Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Natural Resources and Energy(pdf 351KB)pdf
25 Nov. 2011
The Sixth Japan-China Energy Conservation Forum will be Heldlink
22 Nov. 2011
FY 2010 Energy Supply and Demand Reportlink
18 Nov. 2011
APEC 2011 Ministerial Meetinglink
1 June 2011
Japan-Indonesia Energy Policy Dialogue was held in Kuta, Indonesia
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0601_02.html
31 May 2011
Japan Publishes Energy Saving Measures to Attain the 15% Electricity Reduction Target
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0531_02.html
Full report (PDF)
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/earthquake/electricity/pdf/20110513ful
l_report.pdf
15 Mar. 2011
Request for cooperation in saving energy in response to the Tohoku -Pacific Ocean Earthquake
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0315_02.html
26 Apr. 2011
Top Runner Standard for Copiers to Discuss Revision http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0426_02.html
26 Apr. 2011
Top Runner Standard Committee to Discuss Revision for Copiers
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0426_04.html
14 Feb. 2011
Summary of the First Japan-U.S. Clean Energy Policy Dialogue
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0214_02.html
24 Jan. 2011
Top Runner Standard Committee to Discuss New Standards for Motors, etc.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2011/0124_01.html
9 Nov. 2010
Japan Announces FY 2009 Energy Supply and Demand Report
(preliminary report)

http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/data/20101109_01.html
29 Oct. 2010
National Eco-Driving Promotion Month Starts
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/data/20101029_03.html
24 Oct. 2010
Fifth Japan-China Energy Conservation Forum was held in Tokyo
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/data/20101025_01.html
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/data/20101024_01.html
7 Aug. 2010
APEC Growth Strategy High-Level Policy Round Table in Beppu, Japan
6 July 2010
Interim Report of the Discussion on Standards of Judgment of Commercial Refrigerators and Showcases, etc. (“commercial refrigerators, etc”) Published
July 2010
New Formulation and Revision of Standards of Judgment of Top Runner Program Starts for Transformer, Gas and Oil Heating Equipment, and Heat Pump Water Heater
18 June 2010
Formulation of “New Innovative Energy Technology Program
23 June 2010
Debate on new passenger vehicles fuel efficiency standards to start
19 June 2010
2010 APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting was Held
23-24 June 2010
EAS and ASEAN+3 JOINT WORKSHOP for EFFECTIVE EE&C Policy Guidelines
15 June 2010
Energy White Paper Published
15 June 2010
Basic Energy Plan (Draft) Summary
14 June 2010
Technology Strategy Map 2010 Sixth Edition Published
11 June 2010
Policy Speech by New Prime Minister
31 May 2010
Two Memoranda of Cooperation Signed between METI and the NDRC of China
25 May 2010
Government PRs and Calls for National Energy Conservation Effort for Summer
10 May 2010
Second EMAK workshop in Washington USA
19 Apr. 2010
Sixth Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Held in Washington, DC
15 Apr. 2010
FY 2008 Energy Supply and Demand Report (final report)
26 Mar. 2010
Japanese Government Announced the Names of Retails Stores of Energy Efficient Product
10-12 Feb. 2010
Energy and Environment Exhibition (ENEX2010) Held in Tokyo
10 Feb. 2010
FY 09 Award Ceremony of the Energy Conservation Grand Prize
26-27 Jan. 2010
EMAK Workshop Held in Paris
4th Jan. 2010
New Year Greetings 2010 of Masayuki Naoshima Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
24th Dec. 2009
Drafting of Sectoral Benchmark
24th Dec. 2009
The new draft standards for computers and magnetic disk units were determined based on the Top Runner Program
24th Dec. 2009
Implementation of the eco-point system for housing
3rd Dec. 2009
Ministry of Environment declared the start of the “Challenge 25 Campaign
15th Nov. 2009
Prime Minster’s Address at APEC in Singapore
8th Nov. 2009
The National Energy Conservation Center, China (NECC) and the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) signed a memorandum of understanding for mutual cooperation
30th Oct. 2009
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy released a preliminary report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY 2008
26th Oct. 2009
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Declaring the Promotion of the Concept of the East Asian Community at His General-Policy Speech
13th Oct. 2009
Start of the marketing of products carrying the Carbon Footprint Label
22nd Sep. 2009
Statement by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change - “Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020”
30th Aug. 2009
The power shift in the administration first time in the postwar period
5 Aug. 2009
Result presentation of the recalculation of “Japan’s long-term energy supply and demand”
8-10 July 2009
The 35TH G8 Summit was held in L'Aquila Italy
10 June 2009
Japan announced that the Medium-term target for global warming would be 15% reduction of greenhouse gases
25th May 2009
IPEEC (International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation) was formally launched
22 May 2009
FY2008 Annual Energy Report was approved by the Cabinet and submitted to the Diet.
15 May 2009
Launch of "Eco Point System" as a promotion of green home appliance
30 Apr. 2009
FY2007 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Final Report)
31 Mar. 2009
The new Energy Conservation Law
13 Mar. 2009
Publication of “Japanese State-of-the-Art Smart Energy Products &Technologies”
13 Feb. 2009
Asian Symposium on Energy Efficiency and Conservation - “Cooling Asia, Heating Asian Economics”
13 Feb. 2009
“ENEX 2009” (33rd Energy and Environment Exhibition) to be Held in Tokyo and Osaka
30 Jan. 2009
FY 2008 Energy Conservation Prize
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