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Active Participation of Women Essential to the Global Energy Transformation

Women comprise roughly half the world’s population. Their full inclusion is vital to ensuring that the new energy economy is based on the largest pool of talent and knowledge.

  • June 2018

Japan’s international renewables leadership can help it scale-up domestic market

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin discusses the era of renewable energy diplomacy and Japan’s place within a global energy sector undergoing a rapid transformation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Taro Kono. 

  • April 2018

Role of renewable energy highlighted at Smart Community Summit 2012

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development (NEDO) and Japan Smart Community Alliance (JSCA) co-organised the ""Smart Community Summit 2012"" on 30 May in Tokyo. This Summit was held as a side event of the “Smart Grid Exhibition 2012”. IRENA...

  • May 2012

Pacific countries discuss renewable energy technology solutions

In cooperation with the Japanese Government, IRENA held a workshop, “Accelerating renewable energy deployment in the Pacific region - Meeting the challenges” on 26 May in Okinawa, Japan. This workshop forms part of the IRENA Islands Initiative,...

  • May 2012

Workshop “Accelerating renewable energy deployment in the Pacific region - Meeting the challenges”

In cooperation with the Japanese Government, IRENA held a workshop, “Accelerating renewable energy deployment in the Pacific region - Meeting the challenges” on 26 May in Okinawa, Japan. This workshop forms part of the IRENA Islands Initiative,...

  • May 2012

Tokyo conference themes sustainable societies

IRENA Director General Adnan Z Amin gave the keynote address at Building Sustainable Societies through Reconstruction - a GEA International Conference held in Tokyo on October 14-15.

  • October 2011


Japan ratifies IRENA's Treaty

On July, 1st 2010, Japan has deposited its instrument of ratification at the Depositary.

  • July 2010

Unlocking geothermal potential in Japan through small-scale generation

Thousands of natural hot springs (or onsen) dot Japan’s countryside, providing a haven for relaxation and contemplation for millions of people. For thousands of years, they have been an important part of the historical and social fabric of...