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Natural energy sources a growth sector everywhere but Japan via Asahi Japan Watch

Japan is lagging behind the world in the development of electricity from natural sources and Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son wants to do something big to change that.

Son’s pet project involves installing solar panels in fallow rice paddies. With about 540,000 hectares of rice paddies currently not in production, if just 20 percent of those paddies were covered with solar panels enough electricity would be generated to equal the 50 million kilowatts now generated by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

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