The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster caused Japan to reevaluate its energy policy by placing less emphasis on nuclear energy and more on LNG and renewables.
In February 2013, Professor Motoshige Itoh led an independent...more
When Japan instituted the Renewable Energy Act (REA) in 2012, the stated policy was to encourage the development of renewable energy but to avoid the “boom and bust” cycles seen in other countries. Looking back, there is no...more
On December 5, 2013, a cross-party group of Japanese law makers submitted a draft bill (the “Integrated Resort Promotion Bill”) aiming to, among other things, legalize casino gambling. With many now expecting it to pass into...more
I. Introduction -
Most global companies manage their supply chains to avoid supply disruptions and to address environmental, labor, and health and safety concerns, among others, but these same companies are often not...more
Do you know whether the suppliers in your supply chains use unauthorized intellectual property (IP)? Are you in a position to answer this question definitively? Even if you own, or have the legal rights to use, all IP that...more