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Japan Nuclear Energy

Japan's Last Nuclear Reactor Switched Off

Agence France Presse | Shingo Ito | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Japan went nuclear-free on Monday as it switched off its last operating reactor for an inspection, with no date scheduled for a restart amid strong pu...

More Than 100,000 Protest Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voi...

Japanese PM: Nuke Reactors Must Be Restarted

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's leader appealed to the nation Friday to accept that two nuclear reactors that remained shuttered after the Fukushima disaster must be...

Ex-PM: Nuclear Emergency Laws Flawed

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's leader felt fearful and helpless during last year's nuclear disaster and lacked experts capable of giving him guidance, he testi...

Japan Unlikely To Exit Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, May 25 (Reuters) - Japan is leaning toward a policy of halving nuclear power's share of electricity ...

Japan Heading for Energy Death Spiral?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Steve Clemons

Nobuo Tanaka realizes that there is a legitimate debate to be had about the safety and management of Japan's nuclear energy facilities, but that a total rejection of nuclear energy will send Japan over a cliff as deindustrialization is triggered by energy shocks.

Japan To Shut Down Nuclear Plants After 40 Years

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan says it will soon require atomic reactors to be shut down after 40 years of use to improve safety following the nuclear crisis set off ...

Setsuden Poised to Replace Nuclear Power in Japan

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Jeffrey Rubin

If the present pattern of indefinite shutdowns of nuclear reactors after maintenance inspections continues, Japan could effectively be nuclear-free by next spring.