Carbon Pricing in Japan


Arimura, Toshi H., Matsumoto, S., Eds.

About this book

This open access book evaluates, from an economic perspective, various measures introduced in Japan to prevent climate change. Although various countries have implemented such policies in response to the pressing issue of climate change, the effectiveness of those programs has not been sufficiently compared. In particular, policy evaluations in the Asian region are far behind those in North America and Europe due to data limitations and political reasons.

The first part of the book summarizes measures in different sectors in Japan to prevent climate change, such as emissions trading and carbon tax, and assesses their impact. The second part shows how those policies have changed the behavior of firms and households. In addition, it presents macro-economic simulations that consider the potential of renewable energy. Lastly, based on these comprehensive assessments, it compares the effectiveness of measures to prevent climate change in Japan and Western countries.

Providing valuable insights, this book will appeal to both academic researchers and policymakers seeking cost-effective measures against climate change. 

Table of contents

Ch.1 Expectations for Carbon Pricing in Japan in the Global Climate Policy Context

Satoshi Kojima and Kenji Asakawa

Ch.2 Climate Policy in the Commercial Sector: A Survey of Commercial Buildings in Japan

Hiroki Onuma, Toshi H. Arimura

Ch.3 Climate Policy in Household Sector

Jiaxing Wang, Shigeru Matsumoto

Ch.4 Climate Policy in Transportation Sector: Role of Carbon Pricing

Kazuyuki Iwata

Ch.5 Climate Policy in Power Sector: Feed-in Tariff and Carbon Pricing

Yukihide Kurakawa

Ch.6 An Empirical Study of the Tokyo Emissions Trading Scheme: An Ex Post Analysis of Emissions from University Buildings

Tatsuya Abe, Toshi H. Arimura

Ch.7 Target-Setting Emissions Trading Program in Saitama Prefecture: Impact on CO2 Emissions in the First Compliance Period

Shigeru Matsumoto

Ch.8 Energy Consumption in Transition: Evidence from Facility-Level Data

Naonari Yajima, Toshi H. Arimura, Taisuke Sadayuki

Ch.9 An Assessment of Carbon Taxation by Input–Output Analysis: Upstream or Downstream?

Ayu Washizu, Satoshi Nakano

Ch.10 The Competitiveness Issue of the Japanese Economy Under Carbon Pricing: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of 2050

Shiro Takeda

Ch.11 The Economic Effects of Equalizing the Effective Carbon Rate of Sectors: An Input-Output Analysis

Makoto Sugino

Ch.12 Inequalities in the Impact of the Carbon Tax in Japan

Nozomu Inoue, Shigeru Matsumoto, Minoru Morita

Ch.13 Double Dividend of the Carbon Tax in Japan: Can We Increase Public Support for Carbon Pricing?

Kenji Asakawa, Kouichi Kimoto, Shiro Takeda, Toshi H. Arimura