By clicking "I Agree" below, you acknowledge that you accept our
Feel free to check out our policies anytime for more information.
Filter by region
Since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident, Japan has sharply decreased its reliance on nuclear energy. Following years of deliberations weighing nuclear’s inherent risks against the expense of energy imports and climate protection obligations, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided that by 2050, about one-fifth of the country’s power will be coming from strictly regulated nuclear facilities.
for renewables, Japan is devoid of domestic energy sources. Since its nuclear
power sector has been reduced to only a minor contributor in the energy mix,
the country has had no choice but to increase its imports of hydrocarbons and fall
back on its societal and technological strengths to tackle the energy-security challenge
in the long term.
Four years after the Fukushima Daiichi accident, and two years after the last operating reactor was shut down, Japan has ended the nuclear-free era by restarting the No. 1 reactor of the Sendai nuclear power station in Kagoshima on August 11 2015. But the government remains nervous about public reaction.
From the point of...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
Fast-growing Africa has raw materials and mass markets that China and Japan both covet. So far, Beijing has left Tokyo far behind in the race for African opportunities, but Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has promised national leaders long-term partnerships, concentrating on infrastructure, healthcare, education and agriculture, and strategic master plans for 1...
A cold shutdown, requiring a stable electricity supply and heat sinks, saved two of Fukushima’s six nuclear reactors after the earthquake and tsunami. But three of the others suffered meltdown and explosion. Basing safety measures on probability was shown to be the wrong policy – because even the most unlikely events can happen, with disastrous consequences explain...