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August 22, 2017

Halting the Free Fall of Fukushima’s Fishing Industry

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the local fishing industry remains deeply depressed, even though Fukushima seafood is certifiably ...

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July 20, 2016

Five Key Perspectives for Japan’s Energy Mix
Need for Close Attention to Shifting Domestic and Global Realities

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry issued an energy outlook In July 2015 indicating the future composition of Japan’s ...

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February 04, 2016

The Importance of Japan-India Nuclear Cooperation

The memorandum on Japan-India civil nuclear cooperation that Prime Ministers Abe and Modi signed last December, while no more than ...

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February 26, 2015

Preventing a Middle-East Nuclear Arms Race

Negotiators are working on the details of a nuclear deal that would restrict Iran’s ability to enrich uranium in return ...

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October 15, 2014

Japan’s Energy Policy in a Post-3/11 World
Juggling Safety, Sustainability and Economics

The Fukushima nuclear accident turned Japan’s energy policy on its head, throwing into relief problem areas that had escaped scrutiny ...

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April 24, 2013

Tackling Japan’s Energy Crisis

The nuclear disaster triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami spurred the DPJ government to undertake a wholesale review ...

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March 25, 2013

Expanding Strategic Horizons: Japan’s Foreign Policy towards India

At first glance, Japan and India seem natural partners. Yet interaction has been low until recently, when both Tokyo and ...

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June 20, 2012

Nuclear Environmental Justice in Arizona and Beyond (2)

It is estimated that 80% of the nuclear fuel chain occurs on or near remaining indigenous communities worldwide. Just one ...

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October 03, 2011

Clearing the Smoke about Nuclear Energy Costs

Although some are warning of dire economic consequences if Japan abandons its commitment to nuclear power, Yutaka Harada argues that ...

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September 20, 2011

Can Japan Make the Transition from Nuclear to Renewable Energy?

Resources were mobilized following the Fukushima nuclear accident that would have not been possible under normal circumstances. Why is it, ...

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