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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.
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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...