Has Fukushima found a future in renewables?

Episode 36,  Jan 29, 2020, 10:00 AM

Fukushima Prefecture has announced plans to go 100 percent renewable by 2040, making it the most ambitious prefecture in Japan when it comes to the adoption of green technologies.

Staff writer Alex Martin explains how this shift is playing out in the small town of Otama. Hosted by Oscar Boyd for The Japan Times.

We are looking to hear your audio from all around Japan to include in future episodes of Deep Dive, be it local festivals, waves lapping against rugged beaches or interesting happenings around your neighborhood. Send 1 to 2 minutes of audio to deepdive@japantimes.co.jp with a short description of who you are, and where, when and why you recorded the clip.

This podcast is part of The Japan Times' series on the climate crisis. Read the full articles:
Redefining Japan's energy needs (Alex Martin)
Tackling climate issues is key to the next decade (Masami Ito)
Emergency on Japan's lucky island (Jesse Chase-Lubitz and Oscar Boyd)
Throwaway society: Rejecting a life consumed by plastic (Andrew McKirdy)