On July 3, the Japanese government formally approved the fifth Strategic Energy Plan. Given that three years had passed since the previous plan was issued in 2014, the Strategic Policy Committee, under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, began deliberating the latest revisions in August 2017. The committee finalized its draft in May, taking into account proposals by the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
- 29 June, 2018 JAIF President Personally Sad to See Fukushima Daini Go
- 25 June, 2018 LDP Diet Caucus Delivers Strategic Energy Plan Proposal to METI Minister, Calling for Early NPP Restarts and New NPP Construction
- 12 June, 2018 Cabinet Approves FY2017 White Paper on Energy Policy, Including Overview from Mid-1800s to 2050
- 29 May, 2018 JAIF President Sees HTGRs Carrying Japanese Technology to World, Helping to Secure Human Resources
- 28 May, 2018 ANRE Verifies Summer Electricity Supply and Demand Projections, Expecting 3% Reserve Capacity Margin in All Service Areas
- 28 May, 2018 JRI Projects 20% Lower Power Consumption in 2050 than in 2016
- 28 May, 2018 Committee Members Voice Opinions on Draft of Revised Strategic Energy Plan, Eyeing 2050
- 18 May, 2018 Draft of Revised Strategic Energy Plan Aims for Firm Implementation of 2030 Energy Mix, Eyeing 2050 As Well
- 18 May, 2018 Council of Local Governments with Atomic Power Stations Asks National Government to Clarify Policy
- 9 May, 2018 [51st JAIF Annual Conference] Session 1: Energy Policy
- 23 March, 2018 Seventh NPP Restarted: Genkai-3
- 23 March, 2018 Ohi-3 Becomes Japan’s First 1000MW-Class NPP to Be Restarted
- 19 March, 2018 Genkai Town Assembly Approves Proposal Seeking New NPP Construction
In a lawsuit brought by an anti-nuclear group demanding that the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP) halt operation of its Ohi-3 and -4 Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) in Ohi Town, Fukui Prefecture, the Kanazawa Branch (Presiding Judge Masayuki Naito) of the Nagoya High Court on July 4 reversed the order of the Fukui District Court, which had found for the original plaintiff and prohibited operation – ruling on appeal against the anti-nuclear group.