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NUCLEAR POWER

The risk of unsecure nuclear weapons or a vengeful leader such as Vladimir Putin going down with his finger on the trigger may seem far-fetched, but the world must prepare for the worst-case scenario. 
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2023
Preparing for a Russian nuclear meltdown
The risk of “loose nukes” or a vengeful leader going down with his finger on the trigger may seem far-fetched, but the chances are not zero.
Demonstrators protest against Japan's plan to discharge treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the ocean, in Seoul on July 7.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 20, 2023
Fukushima water opposition is steeped in anti-science
Skepticism over Japan’s plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant must not give way to scaremongering.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 9, 2023
Russia calls on NATO to discuss Ukraine nuclear plant at summit
Ukraine has for days warned of the grave threat at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility, most recently saying Russian forces had mined several reactors.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 16, 2022
Japan’s changing nuclear energy policy
Under the government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan has sharply altered its thinking on nuclear power.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 5, 2021
A nuclear crisis foreseen and predicted
The U.K.'s decline in nuclear power production is due to the growing obsolescence of the nation's aging power plants u2014 and rectifying the situation is proving difficult.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 16, 2021
Issue at Chinese nuclear plant may be less alarming than the politics around it
Chinau2019s nuclear regulator said Wednesday there was increased radiation in the primary loop of the reactor because of a small amount of fuel rod damage.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
Ten years after the Fukushima nuclear accident
The 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident was Japan's greatest national crisis in the postwar era. In the midst of the crisis, the then Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government secretly commissioned experts to create a worst-case scenario in which the fuel rods in the fuel pool would dissolve and come into contact with concrete, releasing large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 6, 2020
Why China is eager to promote atomic energy
Beijing is effectively using its technology to ink construction and hardware deals around the world, enhancing its global status as a nuclear power.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2020
Hitachi seeks to revive U.K. nuclear power plant plans, report says
Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd., a Hitachi subsidiary, has been holding detailed discussions with the government for weeks, according to the Financial Times.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 7, 2020
Plan to phase out inefficient coal plants breaks no new ground
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama said in early July that the government will work out a program to phase out inefficient coal-burning thermal power plants — by either suspending or scrapping these plants. METI later followed up on the move by launching a panel of experts to weigh concrete policy steps to implement the plan.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Aug 6, 2020
Japan's stalled nuclear fuel cycle policy
While the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel is big challenge that must be tackled, it should not stop the government and the power industry from rethinking the costly fuel cycle program.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Feb 20, 2020
Review the nation's quest for a nuclear fuel cycle
The government and the power industry need to proceed with a long-overdue review of the the MOX nuclear fuel cycle policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2020
Work begins to remove spent MOX fuel at Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime
Shikoku Electric Power Co. has started removing nuclear fuel, including spent mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel, from a nuclear reactor in western Japan.
EDITORIALS
Oct 1, 2019
Probe suspicions over gifts given to Kepco executives
Kepco needs to get to the bottom of the case and publicly disclose its findings.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 15, 2019
Iran is far from hitting cap on enriched uranium, diplomats say
Iran has multiplied the speed at which it enriches uranium but it is still far from the maximum rate possible under its nuclear deal with major powers, meaning it would be months before production ceilings are hit, diplomats who follow it say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 3, 2019
Pro-nuclear incumbent Shingo Mimura wins fifth term in Aomori gubernatorial election
Shingo Mimura, a pro-nuclear incumbent, won his fifth term in the Aomori gubernatorial election on Sunday, stressing his past achievements and focusing away from the area's involvement in the country's nuclear fuel recycling policy during campaigning.
EDITORIALS
Apr 27, 2019
Reconsidering Chernobyl
The nuclear debate continues to rage.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 29, 2019
Fukushima radioactive contaminants found as far north as Alaska's Bering Strait
Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crippled by tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait, scientists said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 28, 2019
Trump administration approved secret nuclear power tech sales to Saudi Arabia, document shows
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 8, 2019
Africa sees nuclear power as answer to continent-wide electrification goal
In a damp office at Addis Ababa University, doctoral student Hailu Geremew fantasizes about working on the nuclear reactor his country is now pondering building.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves