Electricity – production: 1.195 trillion kWh (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 4

Electricity – consumption: 1.08 trillion kWh (2006 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 4

Electricity – exports: none
Electricity – imports:  none

Oil – production:  132,400 bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 48

Oil – consumption: 5.007 million bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 4

Oil – exports: 240,000 bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 47

Oil – imports:  5.032 million bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 3

Oil – proved reserves: 44.12 million bbl (January 2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 78

Natural gas – production:  3.729 billion cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 50

Natural gas – consumption: 100.3 billion cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 5

Natural gas – exports: 0 cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 76

Natural gas – imports: 95.62 billion cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 2

Natural gas – proved reserves: 20.9 billion cu m (January 2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 76

Japan’s business mood worsens for third straight quarter
Bank of Japan survey shows worsening business sentiment amid rising costs, plummeting yen and COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted: October 2, 2022, 10:48 pm
Japan's business mood worsens as costs cloud outlook
Japanese manufacturer' business mood worsened in the three months to September and corporate inflation expectations hit a record high, a central bank survey showed, as stubbornly high material costs ...
Posted: October 2, 2022, 5:40 pm
Sliding output, orders hit Japan's factory activity in September
Japan's manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace since the start of last year in September as a slide in output and new orders intensified due to weakening demand from China, the United States ...
Posted: October 2, 2022, 4:36 pm
Japan keeps economic view in Sept., cautious of market volatility
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Posted: September 30, 2022, 5:30 am
U.S. energy giant Sempra eyes 'blue' hydrogen exports to Japan
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Posted: September 23, 2022, 9:31 am
Japan's Aug Consumer Inflation Hits Near 8-year High
Japan's core consumer inflation quickened to 2.8% in August to hit the fastest annual pace in nearly eight years, data showed on Tuesday, as pressures from higher raw material costs and a weak yen ...
Posted: September 19, 2022, 5:21 pm
Japan to ask businesses, households to save energy in winter
Japan plans to ask businesses and households to save electricity during the coming winter season, according to a media report. The plan aims to lower power consumption in the winter throughout the ...
Posted: September 15, 2022, 10:50 am
High Energy Prices Send Japan’s Trade Deficit Soaring
Japan posted a record trade deficit in August due to high oil and gas prices and a sharp drop in the yen. Due to a lack of local energy ... while exports are sluggish," a Japanese economist ...
Posted: September 14, 2022, 11:36 pm
Japan Should Consider New Gas-Consumption Rules, Ministry Says
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Posted: September 5, 2022, 6:06 pm
Nuclear power is key for Japan's energy security and carbon neutrality goals, minister says
Nuclear power will be key for Japan's energy security as the country targets carbon neutrality, said Japan's Minister of Economy ... In May, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced ...
Posted: September 4, 2022, 11:24 pm
Japanese exports tumble in March
Exports fell 45.6 percent last month, compared with March 2008. Although still a significant decline, the numbers were slightly better than those from February, when the slump approached 50 percent.
Posted: April 22, 2009, 5:00 am