Dec 16, 2013

Defaulting to the old ways

The Abe administration seems to be reverting to an old energy policy by revisiting an old policymaking process, despite the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

Oct 25, 2013

Abe shrugs off Koizumi's zero-nuclear exhortations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has publicly shrugged off calls by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to quit nuclear power by going on TV and reaffirming his plans to restart the nation’s idled reactors. “It is irresponsible to promise at this point to scrap nuclear ...

Providing lessons on nuclear policy

Mar 10, 2013

Providing lessons on nuclear policy

by Florian Coulmas

FALLOUT FROM FUKUSHIMA, by Richard Broinowski. Scribe Publications, 2012, 273 pp., A$27.95 (paperback) Most books about the nuclear reactor accident of Fukushima No. 1 are very opinionated. Given the many repercussions of the disaster, it is not surprising that people find it difficult to ...