25 May, 2016
Economist Notes Large Risks Stemming from Indefinite Reactor Examination Periods
On May 17, Tomoko Murakami, senior economist at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEE, Japan), gave a presentation at the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) on changes in the domestic and global environments—a major topic in debates on the utilization of nuclear power.
25 May, 2016
Meeting of All Japan Council of Local Governments with Atomic Power Stations Features Opinion Exchange with National Officials
On May 19, the All Japan Council of Local Governments with Atomic Power Stations held a general meeting in Tokyo to decide its FY16 activity plan, including a request that the national government and various organizations make constant efforts to reconstruct the area affected by the March 2001 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, as well as to improve the effectiveness of nuclear safety regulations and measures to prevent disasters. Fuchikami was reelected chairman of the council.
25 May, 2016
Kansai EP and JAPC Draw Up Measures for Regional Growth toward NPP Decommissioning
On May 19, the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP) and the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC), presented to Fukui Prefecture and Tsuruga City work plans that they formulated for the next three years toward the decommissioning of the Mihama-1 and -2 and Tsuruga-1 Nuclear Power Plants, respectively.
23 May, 2016
Vol. 3: Special Interview with Dr. Shigekazu Suzuki
Five years have passed since the earthquake of March 11, 2011, known in Japan as the Great East Japan Earthquake. Here are the voices of some of the people who have committed themselves to reconstruction in Fukushima Prefecture.
18 May, 2016
Toward the Development of Young Nuclear Engineers and Researchers Capable of Acting Globally
In recent years, an increasing number of countries have aimed to introduce nuclear power from the perspectives of responding to the issues of global warming and energy stability. Even after the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, countries newly introducing nuclear energy continue to pin high expectations on Japan—as an advanced country with sophisticated technology in the field—for cooperation in nuclear technology as well as in the fostering of related human resources.
11 March, 2016
Fukushima’s Image Being Warped by Search Engines: A Recipe to Battle against the Deficiency of Information
Now that five years have elapsed since the earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011, the gap between “Fukushima on the Web” and Fukushima in reality is growing ever larger.
11 December, 2015
“Do you understand the difference between science and technology?”
Final Words of Warning by Jiro Kondo—Standing in the Gap between Science & Technology and Human Issues
By Shigeyuki Koide, science journalist