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Japan Regulator Bans Nuke Plant Restart Over Lax Safeguards
April 08, 2021

Japan Regulator Bans Nuke Plant Restart Over Lax Safeguards

By Mari Yamaguchi
Of the 54 nuclear reactors Japan used to have, nine have been restarted under tougher post-Fukushima safety standards and four are currently operating.

Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?
April 07, 2021

Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan can – and should – pursue an energy mix that is both carbon-neutral and avoids reliance on nuclear energy.
Why Japan Might Not Abandon Nuclear Power
March 11, 2021

Why Japan Might Not Abandon Nuclear Power

By Maxime Polleri
10 years after Fukushima, nuclear power is still considered a key factor in issues surrounding energy security, global warming, technological expertise, and international security.

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?
November 17, 2020

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?

By Thisanka Siripala
Decarbonization usually means boosting renewable energy, but Japan is also looking to push nuclear energy.

Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050
October 27, 2020

Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050

By Associated Press
Japan's new leader has portrayed the coming shift to green energy as an opportunity rather than a burden.

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet
September 20, 2019

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet

By Tom Corben
The latest reshuffle was notable for several reasons, but not least for bringing nuclear power back into the spotlight.

Rethinking Japan’s Energy Security 8 Years After Fukushima
March 21, 2019

Rethinking Japan’s Energy Security 8 Years After Fukushima

By Xie Zhihai
To increase energy self-sufficiency after the 2011 nuclear disaster, renewables are Japan’s only option.
Abe’s Coal Addiction
October 03, 2018

Abe’s Coal Addiction

By Hisayo Takada
Abe’s addiction to coal prove his empty words on climate change action.

Plotting Japan's Energy Future
July 12, 2018

Plotting Japan's Energy Future

By Peter Bungate
Japan confirms role of renewables and nuclear as the 5th Strategic Energy Plan is approved by the Japanese Cabinet.

Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry
April 27, 2018

Meltdown Imminent? The Decline of Japan’s Nuclear Export Industry

By Tom Corben
Cost overruns and declining credibility threaten to derail Tokyo’s nuclear export ambitions.

Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
December 22, 2017

Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business

By Tom Corben
A burgeoning nuclear export portfolio carries with it significant risks and responsibilities.
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
December 02, 2017

Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?

By Aron Woonink
President Trump’s rhetoric and a highly threatening North Korea are chipping away at Japan's nuclear neuralgia.

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