Energy: Japan’s energy policy in the wake of Fukushima

Japan's reactor at Tsuruga the east coast port city which supports the nuclear industry (photo: dpa)
Japan's reactor at Tsuruga the east coast port city which supports the nuclear industry (photo: dpa)

While Japan’s economy may be back on track after last year’s nuclear crisis following the earthquake and tsunami, it has yet to decide what to do about its nuclear industry. It could be free of nuclear power by the summer of next year, but more because of culturally-driven indecisiveness than a planned energy strategy.

THE Japanese economy has recovered quickly since March 2011, and is now operating at a pre-disaster level. But while globalisation is the clear strategy for industry, the way forward for energy policy is much less clear.

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The country is promoting solar and wind energy by supporting private households which supply ...

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