Mar 11, 2015

NRA chief warns of ongoing risks at wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant

The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant four years after a series of meltdowns, the chairman of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there. “There have been quite a few accidents ...

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

Mar 10, 2015

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

One of the towns evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said Tuesday. The deserted town of Futaba, one of the two that host the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, ...

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

Mar 10, 2015

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter, Yuna, in the March 2011 tsunami. Now he fears he may lose his land, too, as the central government wants to build a sprawling radioactive waste storage site in the shadow of the wrecked Fukushima ...

Mar 4, 2015

Competition to grow in Japan's ¥10 trillion energy markets

Competition within Japan’s ¥10 trillion electricity and gas retail markets looks certain to increase under full liberalization being pushed by the Cabinet. At a meeting Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s team approved bills that would promote electricity and gas industry reforms aimed at liberalization. ...

Feb 26, 2015

An agreeable energy mix

The government has begun discussions on Japan's long-term energy mix, with the likely focus on how much nuclear power should account for the nation's electricity supply.