More on Japan and the Political Context for FITs

By Andrew Dewit


Andrew DeWit, a professor at Rikkyo University in the Political Economy of Public Finance, has recently published two thorough articles on the political context in Japan. The articles examine the forces at work in the economy and political society especially that of the new ruling party, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).

Professor DeWit’s articles include how the existing limited feed-in tariffs and the DPJ’s proposed feed-in tariffs fit into the picture of Japan’s economy and energy policy. Both articles are timely with the Copenhagen Climate Summit set to begin.