At COP28 in Dubai, one of the biggest stories was the agreement involving more than 100 countries to triple renewable energy between now and 2030. It was unprecedented, both in scale and ambition, requiring the world to nearly double the annual growth in wind, solar, geothermal and other renewables – starting immediately. The success of this goal will depend on one continent where most countries have been, thus far, lagging: Asia. One signatory of the agreement that provides a model for the rapid growth of renewables is Japan. But can the country lead the way to a rapid clean energy transition?