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Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
February 28, 2018
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
The foreign minister's advisory panel on climate change is a wake-up call for Japan.
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
November 03, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
Prospective reforms to Japan’s military posture mask the strategic vulnerability of Japan’s nuclear reactors.
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
April 18, 2016
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
The central and local governments are too invested in Rokkasho to give up on the project.
Why Japan's Rokkasho Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Lives On
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
March 14, 2016
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
The most obvious flaw in Japan's nuclear policy -- reprocessing nuclear waste -- receives the least attention.
Japan's Flawed Nuclear Policy
TEPCO Prosecution: A Sign That Japan’s Nuclear Industry Is in Free Fall
March 04, 2016
TEPCO Prosecution: A Sign That Japan’s Nuclear Industry Is in Free Fall
The criminal prosecution of TEPCO is another step in the process to end nuclear power in Japan.
TEPCO Prosecution: A Sign That Japan’s Nuclear Industry Is in Free Fall
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
March 01, 2016
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Nearly five years after the Fukushima meltdown, three executives have been indicted for the disaster.
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
South Korea’s Nuclear Obsession
October 22, 2015
South Korea’s Nuclear Obsession
The fixation on nuclear power ignores Fukushima and the global trend towards renewables.
South Korea’s Nuclear Obsession
Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices
October 22, 2015
Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices
The country has the chance to create a more durable national energy strategy.
Japan’s Nuclear Energy Choices
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
October 05, 2015
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
Talks are again underway. Can the two countries remove the main obstacle to stronger ties?
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
August 06, 2015
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
Japan’s nuclear history reflects humanity’s capacity for destruction – and peace.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
November 07, 2014
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
Plus Sendai disaster plans and Fukushima reconstruction progress. Weekly Japan nuclear energy links.
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
Local Rifts on Display in Japan’s Nuclear Restart
November 05, 2014
Local Rifts on Display in Japan’s Nuclear Restart
Which communities are allowed to decide on reactivation is likely to be a long-term issue.
Local Rifts on Display in Japan’s Nuclear Restart
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
September 26, 2014
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
A mixture of government reassurances, cajoling and bad alternatives. Weekend Japanese energy links.
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
September 18, 2014
Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
New technologies are available, but have yet to gain popular acceptance.
Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
July 15, 2014
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
A grid built around nuclear power is destined to be perpetually pushed to its limit.
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
Abe and Kepco Push Nuclear Restart
May 29, 2014
Abe and Kepco Push Nuclear Restart
The government and nuclear companies maneuver to restart Japan’s reactors, as nearby cities dig in.
Abe and Kepco Push Nuclear Restart
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