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Articles by Andrew DeWit

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Andrew DeWit is Professor in the School of Economic Policy Studies at Rikkyo University and an Asia-Pacific Journal editor. His publications include “Japan’s (re)integration of energy in industrial policy,” in Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan, 2nd Edition, (Jeff Kingston, ed.) Routledge 2019 and “Energy Transitions in Japan,” (Ted Lehmann, ed.), The Geopolitics of Global Energy: The New Cost of Plenty (Lynne Rienner).

Japan’s Integration of All-Hazard Resilience and Covid-19 Countermeasures
Building Holistic Resilience: Tokyo’s 2050 Strategy
Is Japan a Climate Leader? Synergistic Integration of the 2030 Agenda
Japan’s Integrated Approach to Human Security
Hioki’s Smart Community and Japan’s Structural Reform
Are Asia’s Energy Choices Limited to Coal, Gas or Nuclear?
Japan’s “National Resilience” and the Legacy of 3-11
Watching “The Burden: Fossil Fuel, The Military, and National Security”
Japan’s Dangerous Nuclear Waste on the Cutting Board? Towards a Renewables Future
Japan’s Bid to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy
Komatsu, Smart Construction, Creative Destruction, and Japan’s Robot Revolution 、
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience as Structural Reform in Abenomics
Japan's 'National Resilience Plan': Its Promise and Perils in the Wake of the Election
Japan’s Resilient, Decarbonizing and Democratic Smart Communities
Japan's Radical Energy Technocrats: Structural Reform Through Smart Communities, the Feed-in Tariff and Japanese-Style 'Stadtwerke' (FiT)Stadtwerke ()
A New Japanese Miracle? Its Hamstrung Feed-in Tariff Actually Works
Hiroshima's Disaster, Climate Crisis, and the Future of the Resilient City
US Pacific Command, Climate Change and Collaborative Society
Three Cheers for Abe's High-Tech CLT Wooden Arrow: The Future of Japanese Construction
Could a US-Japan “Green Alliance” Transform the Climate-Energy Equation?
The Bumble Bee and the Chrysanthemum: Comparing Sweden and Japan’s Responses to Financial Crisis
Japan’s Energy Policy Impasse
How Important is the Tokyo Gubernatorial Election?
Can Abenomics Cope With Environmental Disaster?
Spinning the Tokyo Metro Election
'Data Will Change ICT,' But Will it Change the Abe Regime?
Water, Water Everywhere: Incentives and Options at Fukushima Daiichi and Beyond
In the Dark With Tepco: Fukushima’s Legacy for Nuclear Power
Abe, Big Data and Bad Dreams: Japan’s ICT Future?
Just Gas? Smart Power and Koizumi’s Anti-Nuclear Challenge?
Green Shoot: Abenomics and the 3rd Arrow
Japan's Rollout of Smart Cities: What Role for the Citizens?
Abenomics Needs a Reboot Rather than Nuclear Restarts
An Emerging Fukushima Model?
Abe at Ground Zero: the consequences of inaction at Fukushima Daiichi
Abenomics and Energy Efficiency in Japan
The US Military, Green Energy, and the SPIDERS at Pearl Harbor
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Japan's Richest Man Challenges Nuclear Future
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Japan’s Nuclear Village Wages War on Renewable Energy and the Feed-in Tariff
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Japan, the Pentagon, and the Future of Renewable Energy: Battle Lines Form−−
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Will Escalating LNG Imports Really Ruin Japan?
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Japan's New Green Political Innovators Respond to Government Attempts to Restart Nuclear Power Plantso
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Bloom Energy Japan Versus Abe’s Road: What Energy Future for Japan?
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The End of Japan’s Nuclear Power Mirage? Tokyo’s Green Olympics in 2020?2020
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Abe and Pro-Active Pacifism in the Face of Climate Change
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Abe and Abbot Out under Australia's Midday Sun
Distributed Power and Incentives in Post-Fukushima Japan
Japan: Building a Galapagos of Power?
Japan’s Energy Policy at a Crossroads: A Renewable Energy Future?
Japan’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Drive—After Fukushima−−
Megasolar Japan: The Prospects for Green Alternatives to Nuclear Power−−
Feed-in Tariffs the Way Forward for Renewable Energy
Fallout From the Fukushima Shock: Japan’s Emerging Energy Policy−−
Creating a Solar Belt in East Japan: The Energy Future−−
Political and Policy Repercussions of Japan's Nuclear and Natural Disasters in Germany
The Earthquake in Japanese Energy Policy
The “Power Elite” and Environmental-Energy Policy in Japan
Revisiting Postwar Taxation in Japan and its Contemporary Implications
Get FIT: Public Policy, the Smart State and the Energy-Environmental Revolution−−
Clean Coal and The Two Faces of China's Coal Industry
Regime Change Short-Circuited: Carbon Emissions and Japan's Feed-in Tariff System
Is Hatoyama Reckless or Realistic? Making the Case for a 25% Cut in Japanese Greenhouse Gases
Japan's Response to Financial-Economic-Environmental Crisis
East Asian Welfare Regimes
Japan's Twenty Year Response to Economic Crisis
Japan on the Brink of the Abyss? [Updated]
Subprime Learning: Positive and Negative Lessons of the Japanese Bubble for Americans
The G8 Mirage: The Summit and Japan's Environmental Policies
Are Renewable Energy Sources Approaching a Tipping Point?
What Me Worry? Japan Blithely Ignores the Warnings of Peak Oil Analysts
Peak Oil and Japan's Food Dependence Available in Japanese Translation
Flawed Political Economy of Decentralization
Scientific Stereotypes East and West (available in Spanish)
Fiscal Cuts or Common Sense? Fiscal Decentralization in Japan
Japan's Third Way: A Public Intellectual Confronts Japan's Economic Stagnation
Fukushima, Fuel Rods, and the Crisis of Divided and Distracted Governance