Dec 23, 2016

The cost of cleaning up Fukushima

Government funding for decontamination in the most heavily radiated parts of Fukushima Prefecture will blur Tepco's financial responsibility for the devastation it caused through the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Dec 22, 2016

Review the failure of Monju

Before the government launches another expensive undertaking aimed at keeping its nuclear fuel cycle policy alive, it should first examine why the Monju fast-breeder project ended in failure.

Nov 22, 2016

NRA says weak steel components not used in Japan nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority says potentially weak steel components manufactured by a Japanese company have not been used in domestic nuclear facilities, after its French counterpart ordered reactors that used the company's parts to be checked. The NRA determined at a regular meeting Tuesday there ...

Nov 15, 2016

A questionable nuclear deal

The Diet must scrutinize whether Abe's nuclear deal with India contradicts Japan's efforts to promote nonproliferation and the abolition of nuclear arms.

Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?

| Oct 29, 2016

Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?


Voters have elected anti-nuclear governors in Kagoshima and Niigata prefectures in recent months. These elections can be considered referenda on nuclear power because that issue was the main focus of debate in both campaigns. The results have put Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — and ...