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A new energy plan projecting to 2030 leaves major questions over the future of nuclear power in Japan. The Liberal Democrat-led Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking for political capital in the long-term decisions it makes about energy following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011.
Dr. Stefan Lippert
The Japanese nuclear industry came to a halt in May 2012 when the last of its 54 reactors was taken off line. The shutdown of all the country’s plants started in the wake of the disaster at Fukushima in March 2011. Two months later, on July 1, 2012, one of those reactors, at Oi, has gone back on line, but while others may follow, there appears little appetite for a...