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OPINION: Japan must seize chance to reflect on energy, reform power system via KYODO NEWS

Japan’s last operating nuclear reactor went offline on May 5 for routine maintenance, leaving the nation without any operating nuclear plants. The shutdown happened to coincide with Children’s Day, on which the nation contemplates the happiness and well-being of its … Continue reading

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In Japan, a Culture That Promotes Nuclear Dependency via The New York Times

KASHIMA, Japan — When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance that the plant’s would-be operator, Chugoku Electric, almost scrapped the project. Angry fishermen vowed … Continue reading

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