Volume 2 Issue 2 ( September 2015 )

Pages 14-23

State of Implementation of Environmental and Energy Policies Adopted by the Regional Governments in Japan

Kana Moroga, Akiya Nagata, Yasutaka Kuriyama, Toshiya Kobayashi, Koichi Hasegawa


Our paper clarifies the actual state of implementation of environmental and energy policies, contents of policy measures, sources of information used to formulate policies, and links inside and outside of regions based on information collected through a questionnaire survey of regional administrative bodies nationwide. Subsequently, a text mining method was used to perform a correspondence analysis of project names and regional divisions to find the most frequently undertaken projects and whether or not differences exist between regions in this regard.

Keywords: environmental and energy policies, regional administrative bodies, information used to formulate policies.