Apr 17, 2015

Current nonnuclear power capacity should suffice for summer: METI

Japan is expected to secure the minimum required power supply capacity this summer, the industry ministry said Thursday, meaning electricity supply will be sufficient during the high-demand season even if none of the country’s nuclear reactors resumes operation by then. Although the government is ...

Apr 14, 2015

Government calls Taiwan's food-labeling move 'regrettable'

by Reiji Yoshida

The government on Tuesday called Taiwan’s plan to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports because of fears of radioactive contamination “extremely regrettable.” The top government spokesman called on Taipei to use what he called “scientific findings” in drafting its rules. “So far we have ...

IAEA chief stresses nuclear power

Apr 13, 2015

IAEA chief stresses nuclear power

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday underscored the importance of nuclear power generation, saying it contributes to stable electricity supply and economic growth. “Nuclear power supports the economy as it ensures stable energy supply, and bolsters a nation’s competitiveness,” Amano said ...

Apr 10, 2015

Dozen Fukushima residents to attend NPT review conference in N.Y.

A major anti-nuclear group said Friday it will send 12 people from Fukushima to New York to convey the lessons learned so far from the prefecture’s triple core meltdown in 2011 to mark the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference starting later this month. ...