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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
Shinzo Abe won a resounding victory in a snap poll which appears to legitimise his ‘Abenomics’ growth policy. But he was helped by a weak opposition and a record-low turnout, and his ‘third arrow’ - the promised structural reform – was absent from the election debate. Abenomics has so far created a ‘feel-good economy’ which runs on monetary and fiscal steroids. Cri...