Hakodate sues to halt reactor project in Aomori

Jul 4, 2014

Hakodate sues to halt reactor project in Aomori

The city of Hakodate, Hokkaido, is seeking a court injunction to prevent a nuclear plant from being built as suspicions continue to run deep about the central government’s ability to safely regulate atomic power three years after the Fukushima disaster began. Hakodate Mayor Toshiki ...

Apr 18, 2014

Ukraine's Chernobyl factor

by Bennett Ramberg

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: the possibility that the country's reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion.

Jan 17, 2014

Problematic nuclear accord

Japan should start considering right now how and whether it will assume liability for damages and casualties if a severe accident occurs at one of the four nuclear reactors that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is building with a French company in northern Turkey.

Ibaraki to change nuke tax amid shutdown

Nov 14, 2013

Ibaraki to change nuke tax amid shutdown

The Ibaraki Prefectural Government plans to change its nuclear fuel tax system to secure revenue even though reactors remain shut down in light of the Fukushima disaster, sources said Thursday. With the change, the prefecture expects to collect ¥8.8 billion in nuclear fuel taxes ...

Jul 12, 2013

Nearly half of Japanese against reactor restarts, poll finds

Nearly half of Japanese people are against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to restart nuclear reactors that meet new safety standards, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Friday. The proportion of people who oppose the nuclear policy came to 49.7 percent, against 41.1 percent ...

Wales touts Hitachi reactors

Jun 14, 2013

Wales touts Hitachi reactors

by Kazuaki Nagata

The two or three nuclear reactors scheduled to be built in northern Wales will bring significant economic benefits rather than fears about nuclear disasters, visiting Welsh economy minister Edwina Hart said. Hitachi Ltd. subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power is planning to build two or three ...