Shale Gas Development and Japan

  • Clifford A. LipscombEmail author
  • Hisanori Nei
  • Yongsheng Wang
  • Sarah J. Kilpatrick
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 39)


As the third largest economy on the world, Japan’s energy consumption and impact on shale gas development deserves our attention and will have long-term impacts on the global economy. Japan has faced various energy challenges in recent years. In March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake caused a tsunami that resulted in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor meltdown and destroyed approximately 110,000 homes, partially destroyed another 140,000 homes, and damaged approximately another 500,000 homes (Japan Real Estate Institute). After the Fukushima disaster, Japan began moving away from nuclear power to alternative energy sources.


Methane Hydrate Energy Information Administration Great East Japan Earthquake Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Fukushima Accident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford A. Lipscomb
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hisanori Nei
    • 2
  • Yongsheng Wang
    • 3
  • Sarah J. Kilpatrick
    • 4
  1. 1.Director of Economic ResearchGreenfield AdvisorsCartersvilleUSA
  2. 2.National Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Economics and BusinessWashington and Jefferson CollegeWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Windermere Real EstateBellevueUSA

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