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Despite its traditional pro-nuclear stance, Japan’s ruling Liberal-Democratic Party is serious about boosting renewable energy. But as the country becomes the world’s largest solar energy market, Tokyo has yet to commit to a detailed energy strategy. This indicates a high level of uncertainty among government and business elites in the wake of the Fukushima disaste...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
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.