Entering the post-post-Fukushima era

From Foreign Policy Tue Jan 8 2013, 18:20:09

Michiyo Nakamoto reports that Japan's new government is likely preparing the country for a U-turn on nuclear power policy:

Shinzo Abe, who took over as prime minister last month, has given a clear indication that the government is looking to build new nuclear power plants, despite widespread public reservations in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima accident, the world's worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century.

"The new nuclear power plants we will build will be completely different from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which caused the accident, and those that were built 40 years ago," Mr Abe said in a television appearance this week.

"We are likely to build new nuclear power plants on winning the public's understanding," he said.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   Three to Appear in Court Over Chief Justice Burglary (news)
SAnews.gov.za
22 March 2017

Three men arrested in connection with the recent burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice in Midrand will appear in court in Mamelodi today, Acting National Commissioner of the South African ... [read more]

South Africa:   How Governance Failures Messed Up Nation's Rail Agency (analysis)
The Conversation
14 March 2017

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is going through serious turbulence that's symptomatic of broad corporate governance failures within the country's state owned enterprises. Its acting CEO was ... [read more]

South Africa:   Fighting for Water Security in a Time of Demand (news)
News24Wire
22 March 2017

Water demand is expected to exceed supply in South Africa by 17% in 2030, according to a report released on the eve of World Water Day by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in partnership with the Boston ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!