LDP policy chief calls for decommissioning of Monju reactor

Sep 16, 2016

LDP policy chief calls for decommissioning of Monju reactor

Toshimitsu Motegi, chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Research Council, on Friday called for decommissioning the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor in central Japan as a cost-effective step for the troubled facility. In an interview, Motegi said that he cannot think of any ...

Aug 22, 2014

Motegi set to visit Myanmar to attend ASEAN meet, trade group talks

Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Myanmar next week to boost economic cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and advance negotiations for a giant regional free trade initiative, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday. On Tuesday, Motegi will join a ...

Aug 6, 2014

Japan, Ukraine to boost cooperation on energy security

Japan and Ukraine confirmed Tuesday their cooperation on improving the energy situation in the East European country that worsened following the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region. Iindustry minister Toshimitsu Motegi, who is visiting Kiev, and Ukraine's energy minister, Yuriy Prodan, signed a joint declaration featuring ...

/ Jan 14, 2014

No rush to form new energy policy: Motegi

Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday that he will not be rushed into deciding a new energy policy that supports the use of nuclear power. "We hope to finalize things as early as possible, but we don't want to rush the process because it is ...

Plan to get all evacuees back home is stalling

Nov 6, 2013

Plan to get all evacuees back home is stalling

People forced to flee the radiation in Fukushima Prefecture who probably never will be able to return home may get relocation support, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry To­shi­mi­tsu Mo­te­gi suggets.

Oct 1, 2013

Motegi: Scrap Fukushima No. 2 plant

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi has suggested he supports local calls to scrap the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, located near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 complex. "Thinking about the current feelings of the people in Fukushima Prefecture, I don't think we ...