Meta Data
Revision of previous policy?: 
Effective Start Year: 
Document Type: 
Overarching Policy
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power
Energy Types: 
Power, Renewable, Other
Issued by: 
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Overall Summary: 
The Basic Hydrogen Strategy seeks to realize a hydrogen-based society on a step-by-step basis under the following three-phase program, considering both short and long periods of time required to overcome technological challenges and secure economic efficiency: (i) Phase 1: Dramatic expansion of hydrogen use (from present); (ii) Phase 2: Full-fledged introduction of hydrogen power generation and establishment of a large-scale hydrogen supply system (by the second half of the 2020s); (iii) Phase 3: Establishment of a CO2-free hydrogen supply system on a total basis (by around 2040).
Renewable Energy
RE priorities: 
The basic strategy includes the existing roadmap for the introduction and diffusion of individual technologies, positions hydrogen as a new carbon-free energy option and represents a policy that directs the whole of the government to implement relevant measures. Based on the basic strategy, Japan will resolve energy security and GHG emission reduction challenges simultaneously, make national efforts to use hydrogen, and become the first country in the world to realize a hydrogen-based society in order to lead the world in using hydrogen.
National policy structure: 
This Basic Hydrogen Strategy document represents the direction or vision that public and private sectors should share in realizing a hydrogen-based society with an eye on 2050 and provides an action plan for its realization.