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Fires Demonstrate Danger of Nuclear Power in Asia
July 04, 2013

Fires Demonstrate Danger of Nuclear Power in Asia

Indonesia’s inability to crack down on vested interests bodes poorly for a future nuclear power industry.

China's Nuclear Energy Play
November 29, 2012

China's Nuclear Energy Play

A government official claims China will have 41 nuclear power units operating by 2015, with an additional 20 plants being built.

Preventing Nuclear Disaster
April 03, 2012

Preventing Nuclear Disaster

The IAEA has confirmed almost two dozen incidents of theft or loss of fissile materials. Last week’s nuclear, though, ended with no agreement on enforcement to stop terrorists acquiring them.

China’s Nuclear Crossroads
March 11, 2012

China’s Nuclear Crossroads

Last year’s nuclear crisis in Fukushima rocked confidence in nuclear power. Will a lack of transparency and safety controls further undercut nuclear prospects in China?

China Holds Key to Climate Change
February 16, 2012

China Holds Key to Climate Change

Progress over climate change depends largely on the actions individual major carbon emitters, particularly China – not U.N. summits. But is the political courage there to exact change?

India, Japan Eye Nuclear Road Bump
December 27, 2011

India, Japan Eye Nuclear Road Bump

Ties between India and Japan have warmed further since Japan’s Yoshihiko Noda took office. But civilian nuclear co-operation is proving a sticking point.

Japan’s Future in the Balance
November 03, 2011

Japan’s Future in the Balance

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has a chance to rescue Japan’s economy with a key free trade agreement. Failure to seize it could result in terminal decline.

Japan Courts South America
July 28, 2011

Japan Courts South America

With growing concerns over its energy security, Japan is increasingly looking at MERCOSUR as an alternative to nuclear power and the Middle East.

Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
July 15, 2011

Fukushima and Cultural Superiority

As the nuclear crisis is dissected by commentators, some have turned to cultural stereotypes to explain the problems. It’s a dangerous approach.

Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
July 12, 2011

Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future

Any big shift from nuclear power will take years. It’s time for Japan’s politicians to show some leadership to ensure the country’s reactors get back online.

Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
June 13, 2011

Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture

Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.

June 10, 2011

More on YouTube Rabbit

YouTube video of an earless rabbit born near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is confirmed as genuine.

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