Japan's recent decision to buy Russian oil at above $60 a barrel, and India's continuing purchases, underline some of the hard truths about energy security.
It will be difficult for Tokyo to demonstrate its sincerity in advocating for more G7 support for Ukraine as the current chair unless PM Kishida visits...
Pilot projects done by major companies could help achieve decarbonization while avoiding the risks of depending on Russian energy imports.
Moscow obviously wants to throw Tokyo off balance for having joined the West in supporting Ukraine. We must not play into its strategy.
It can halt energy imports related to the Sakhalin 1 crude oil extraction project and Sakhalin 2 natural gas development project.