The status of many nuclear plants in 2030 and thereafter is unclear considering the facilities' 40-year operating limit and other regulatory hurdles.
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Documentary-maker Takanori Tezuka says the era's blind faith in authority is a trait still seen in Japanese society today.
It was the first time for Japan to win any Paralympic medals in triathlon since the sport was introduced at the previous 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.
As was the case with the Olympics, the Paralympics will be staged with Tokyo under a COVID-19 state of emergency, with people being asked to stay home.
The team is comprised of one woman and five men with roots in Afghanistan, Burundi, Iran and Syria.
Fukushima's daruma dolls were selected as a traditional craftwork for the Games, but sales have been slow so far.
The underlying theme of the Games — to showcase the Tohoku region's recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake — has been largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Analysts are suggesting Koike may be tempted to get closer to the LDP and Komeito as speculation swirls about her possible return to national politics
The world's top para athletes have continued their preparations for Tokyo despite logistical hurdles and continuing unease over the event's safety in the midst of the pandemic.
As the 100-day countdown to the event begins, Andrew Parsons says reduced headcounts and anti-coronavirus countermeasures will ensure the safety of participants and the Japanese public.