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20 October, 2017

Tasks for the Japanese Nuclear Industry as South Korea and Taiwan Retreat from Nuclear Power

The JAIF-KAIF Seminar held on October 16 recognized the concerns of the South Korean nuclear industry and academic community about President Moon Jae-in's policy of phasing out nuclear power that was announced in June. That country's nuclear industry has taken the initiative in objecting to the decision, which it says will adversely affect employment and sales, including nuclear-related export opportunities.

JAIF President TakahashiSimilarly, in Taiwan, the Tsai Ing-wen government enacted a revised law in January stipulating the elimination of nuclear power by 2025. The industry there has asked the government to review its energy policy in consideration of the need for stable supplies of electric power. Both countries depend on imports for most of their energy resources—as does Japan—and similarly face the issues of the "three E's" (energy security, economy and environmental protection). Nuclear power accounts for thirty percent of the total amount of generated electricity in South Korea, and sixteen percent in Taiwan, while the corresponding percentages for coal are forty-three percent and forty-nine percent, respectively, both of which are high figures. By 2030, South Korea aims to cut its greenhouse gas (...more
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