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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.
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
November 03, 2017

Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?

By Tom Corben
Prospective reforms to Japan’s military posture mask the strategic vulnerability of Japan’s nuclear reactors.

Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
October 07, 2016

Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma

By Yo-Jung Chen
The discreet temptation for a national nuclear deterrent has persisted for decades.

Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
April 18, 2016

Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On

By Todd Crowell
The central and local governments are too invested in Rokkasho to give up on the project.

Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy
March 16, 2016

Japan: How Energy Security Shapes Foreign Policy

By Mina Pollmann
Jane Nakano on Japan's energy policy and its approach to the Middle East, Russia, and the South China Sea.
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
March 14, 2016

Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy

By Allan Nixon
The most obvious flaw in Japan's nuclear policy -- reprocessing nuclear waste -- receives the least attention.

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