Nuclear deal with Turkey boosts confidence in Japan’s industrial sector

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erogan agreed a nuclear deal (photo:dpa)
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erogan agreed a nuclear deal (photo:dpa)

The accident at Fukushima nuclear power plant was not just a human disaster for Japan, it was also a blow to the country’s nuclear industry. But against the odds, the Japanese company, Mitsubishi, and the French company, Areva, have agreed a deal to build a nuclear plant in Turkey. This is the first in a series on Japan’s nuclear industry and looks at the deal and how it could breathe new life into Japanese industry.

THE sale of Japanese nuclear technology to other countries in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 was widely considered to be an almost impossible task.

Former nuclear industry giants such as Sieme...

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