Surging energy prices force Japanese steel giant to revisit coal

Mining News Pro - Nippon Steel Corp. is prepared to make more investments in coal mines after the energy source surged in price, as Japan’s biggest steelmaker looks at ways to stabilize the supply of one of its key raw materials.

US and Japan reach agreement to remove Trump-era steel tariffs

Mining News Pro - The U.S. and Japan reached a truce that will allow most steel shipments from the Asian nation to enter tariff-free for the first time since 2018 and sees the countries working together to combat Chinese trade practices that harm the industry.

Japanese researchers find formula for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries

Mining News Pro - A team of scientists at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) developed an approach to anode fabrication that could lead to extremely fast-charging lithium-ion batteries.

South Korea, Japan drive booming met coal demand

Mining News Pro - Interest in Australia’s metallurgical coal (met coal) has enjoyed a significant increase in recent times, as South Korea, Japan and Europe pounce on the popular resource.

Rio Tinto doubles down on net zero target with Japan

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has intensified its efforts to decarbonise by 2050 by joining Japan’s Green Value Chain (GVC) Platform Network to achieve scope one, two and three emissions reductions targets.

Rio signs up for Japanese carbon network

Mining News Pro - Mining major Rio Tinto has joined Japan’s Green Value Chain Platform Network (GVC Network) to engage on innovative approaches to reduce Japan’s carbon footprint.

Barrick funds $4m exploration campaign in Japan

Mining News Pro - The Barrick Alliance approved a $4-million budget, solely funded by Barrick Gold, to complete the 2021 exploration programs planned for 29 projects in Japan.

Barrick, Japan Gold step up southern exploration

Mining News Pro - Barrick and Japan Gold have secured rights to 18 new prospecting areas that further extend their projects in the Asian country’s southern Hokusatsu Region.

Fortescue to ink hydrogen deal with Japan

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group is set to build a consortium with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Iwatani Corporation to supply liquid hydrogen into Japan.

China, Japan to lead platinum demand rebound over next four years

Mining News Pro - Platinum demand is set to fall by 7.2% globally this year, on the back of lower demand from the automotive and jewellery sector.

Barrick’s Japan exploration partner expands footprint

Mining News Pro - Canadian exploration company Japan Gold, which has a country-wide alliance with gold major Barrick Gold to jointly explore, develop and mine certain gold mineral properties and mining projects, has expanded its footprint in Japan.

Barrick, Japan Gold expand footprint with new project

Mining News Pro - Barrick and Japan Gold are expanding their footprint in the Asian country with the acquisition of the Kanehana project, which comprises 40 new claims and covers seven historic gold mines.

High-flying Barrick Gold opens up exploration front in Japan

Mining News Pro - High-flying Barrick Gold has established a gold exploration joint-venture front in Japan.

Japan’s steel woes set to be laid bare as top mills give updates

Mining News Pro - Japanese steel producers, mired in one of their biggest postwar crises, are likely to reveal their troubles have crept into the new fiscal year when they start reporting earnings this week.

Japan to strengthen control over rare metal reserves

Mining News Pro - In the wake of supply disruptions of certain metals caused by the covid-19 pandemic, Japan has decided to launch a series of measures to address potential supply risks from geopolitical instability or future pandemics.

Barrick alliance provides update on Japan regional programme

Mining News Pro - Japan Gold and its alliance partner Barrick Gold have started regional-scale geophysical-gravity surveys in the Hokasatsu region, which is located in the largest gold-producing region in Japan.

Barrick, Japan Gold step up exploration program

Mining News Pro - Barrick and Japan Gold have kicked off geophysical-gravity surveys in the Asian country’s Hokusatsu Region, as part of joint efforts to uncover the nation’s gold mining potential.

Japan Gold allowed to expand Sanru gold project in northern Hokkaido

Mining News Pro - The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry accepted Japan Gold’s new prospecting rights applications covering extensions to its Japan Gold epithermal-gold project.

Barrick`s alliance in Japan Starts Exploration

Mining News Pro - A large regional exploration program under the alliance that gold major Barrick formed with Japan Gold has begun.

Japan can’t quit its coal habit, nine years after Fukushima

Mining News Pro - When the people of Tomioka were finally allowed short visits back to their homes after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster, one of the first things they did was to prune the mountain town’s languishing cherry trees.

Vietnam Mills Book 10,000 MT HRC from Japan

Mining News Pro - Vietnam based mills are heard to have booked 10,000 MT of HRC for imports from the Japan-based Nippon Steel, SteelMint learned in a recent conversation with reliable sources.

Japanese Scrap Export Offers Rebound

Mining News Pro - After rise in Japanese scrap export offers to Taiwan and Vietnam over the last week, now export offers to South Korean mills have also shot up recently, as Japanese scrap markets looks to strengthen.

Japan Gold shares jump on Barrick alliance

Mining News Pro - Japan Gold announced on Monday the formation of a country-wide alliance with Barrick Gold to jointly explore, develop and mine properties in Japan.

Japanese mining industry faces an uncertain future

Mining News Pro - In contrast to its high demand for metals and minerals, Japan’s domestic industrial production is almost negligible, and has been collapsing over the last two decades.

Codelco cancels $1bn desalination plant contract with Japan’s Marubeni

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Codelco, the world’s No. 1 copper producer, has cancelled a $1 billion contract awarded in November to a consortium led by Japan’s Marubeni to construct and operate a desalination plant that would supply water to the miner’s Chuquicamata, Radomiro Tomic and Ministro Hales divisions in the country’s arid north.

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