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Documentary renews debate over renewable energy via The Japan Times

Earlier this month, Kyodo News surveyed 44 companies that started selling electricity to consumers after the energy market was liberalized in April 2016. More than 60 percent of respondents objected to the government’s plan to make them share in costs … 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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Nuclear Energy Critic Loses Japan Election via The New York Times

TOKYO — A candidate who pushed an antinuclear agenda lost a closely watched race for governor in western Japan on Sunday, underscoring the challenges opponents of nuclear energy face in translating recent mass protests into votes. Tetsunari Iida received 35 … Continue reading

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Iida enters race in Yamaguchi via The Japan Times

YAMAGUCHI — Tetsunari Iida, head of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, will run for governor of Yamaguchi in July, sources said Sunday. The 53-year-old promoter of renewable energy, from Shunan in Fukushima, has supported efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in … Continue reading

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