Critics hit nuke power justification

| Apr 16, 2014

Critics hit nuke power justification

by Miya Tanaka

The new Basic Energy Plan endorsed last week that underscores the need to continue to use nuclear power, marking an important milestone in energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster started. But the content of the plan still appears open ...

Apr 11, 2014

Energy plan looks to the past

The Abe government's new Basic Energy Plan fails to set a clear direction for the nation's energy policy, which has been clouded by safety concerns ever since three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant melted down in March 2011.

Apr 9, 2014

Hakodate's valid nuclear concern

The government and power companies should not dismiss the concerns of muncipalities that could be impacted by nuclear accidents but have no say in their operations.

Mar 18, 2014

Combating climate change

by Hugh Cortazzi

Britain's former ambassador to Japan urges public pressure on governments to stop their shilly-shalling over unresolved questions about whether human activity is contributing the most to climate change and to get on with concluding effective agreements on curbing carbon emissions.

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Roughly 50 protesters rallied Tuesday in front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York to oppose the government’s embrace of nuclear power, as people around the world marked the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We have a responsibility to speak ...