The US is on track to become one of the biggest exporters of LNG, joining the ranks of Australia and Qatar in LNG shipping.
Japan is one of the largest LNG importers in the world and it is expected that gas and LNG will continue to remain a key energy source in the future.
More Asian LNG buyers are trying to avoid taking the US supplies they signed up for just a few years ago in order to cut shipping costs.
Akie Abe is at the forefront of the growing movement to empower more women in Japan to participate in the workforce.
Malaysian oil company Petronas has signed an agreement to supply LNG to Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Company for ten years.
Mitsui & Co. has released a statement highlighting the importance of a stable LNG supply in order to fulfill future Japanese energy demand.
Japan in January paid nearly twice as much for LNG derived from US shale gas as it did for its cheapest imports.
Toshiba is attempting to fill the balance sheet hole left by a US$6.3 billion hit to its nuclear operations.
Japan's electric utilities have won provisions that will allow them to divert contracted LNG cargoes if they restart their nuclear reactors.