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Koizumi’s call for nuclear-free Japan raises speculation about his intent via The Asahi Shimbun

Some political sources say Koizumi is simply expressing his true feelings about nuclear power. But others point to a political motive behind this anti-nuclear stance. They say Koizumi may be trying to protect, albeit indirectly, the Abe administration and even … Continue reading

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LDP executive: Abandoning nuclear energy would cause ‘intolerable pain’ via The Asahi Shimbun

Terminating nuclear energy now because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster would inflict unbearable suffering on future generations in Japan, an executive of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said. “The world trend is to advance nuclear power generation,” Hiroyuki Hosoda, the … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Abenomics Trumps Nuclear Issue in Fukushima via The Wall Street Journal: Japan Realtime

Media surveys ahead of Sunday’s upper house election show that Japanese voters are placing the economy above all other issues, including the future of nuclear energy use. That appears to be true even in the prefecture of Fukushima, home to … Continue reading

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Fukushima Plant Operator Intends to Restart Reactors Elsewhere via The New York Times

[…] The Tokyo Electric Power Company, known as Tepco, said it would soon apply to restart two of the seven reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, the world’s biggest nuclear power station by capacity. That plant, about 140 miles northeast of … Continue reading

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TEPCO seeks screening to restart nuclear reactors with eye on grim financial status via The Mainichi

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced it will ask the Nuclear Regulation Authority as early as July 8 to assess two reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant to restart them. TEPCO’s hurried move stems from its grim financial … Continue reading

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LDP alone in fighting nuclear power exit via The Japan Times

OSAKA – The ruling Liberal Democratic Party was the sole opponent of abolishing nuclear power in a policy debate involving the secretaries-general of nine major political parties Saturday. While the representatives of the eight other parties backed ridding Japan of … Continue reading

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Antinuclear drive in search of new strategies via The Japan Times

The Fukushima nuclear crisis struck a nerve with Japan’s normally passive public, prompting many to raise their voices against atomic power and take to the streets to voice their anger. But momentum for phasing out atomic energy appears to have … Continue reading

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LDP secretary-general cites Japan’s role as a non-nuclear model despite limitations via The Mainichi

[…]Q: How do you see the LDP’s responsibility? A: There is no doubt that we promoted nuclear power plants. Nuclear power engineers have never said that nuclear power is totally safe, but I doubt if politicians shared that view. There … Continue reading

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Opponents of nuclear power vow to continue protests under new government via The Asahi Shimbun

The rally marked the 36th such demonstration, according to Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, organizer of the protests. “We will never forgive the government for its decision to restart reactors,” said one protester. “The outgoing administration should have its successor take … Continue reading

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Doubts cast over Japan nuclear phase-out via The Financial Times

It has only been a month since Japan declared that it would close down its nuclear industry by the end of the 2030s, but already a contentious plan to complete several partially built reactors is sowing doubts about the government’s … Continue reading

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