Japan energy security strategy revanp urged

Japan should reconsider its energy security strategy, which is outdated, given changes in international market forces and global politics, contends Cambridge Energy Research Associates.Speaking at a Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs seminar in Tokyo earlier this month, Denis Eklof, senior director of CERA's Asia Pacific energy unit, said Japan should implement new strategies geared to preventing supply disruptions and mitigating negative impacts of any disruptions."All of Japan's security-related programs began in the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, when the primary energy security concerns were the threat of the use of the 'oil weapon' by the Organization of Petroleum ...

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