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Two and a half years after Fukushima

The Fukushima Daiichai nuclear disaster, occurring more than two and a half years ago, exposed Japan to the pitfalls of nuclear energy and defined international headlines for weeks. Yet, the site continues to leak radiation into international waters, contaminating marine food webs and threatening human health…

Japan’s Long-Standing Dispute With China Provokes Boost In Military Spending

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed a boost in military spending following increasing tension over the Senkaku/Diaoyu island dispute with China. This long-standing and ambiguous territorial dispute was aggravated by the former Japanese government’s proposal to nationalize the islands, after purchasing them from a private…

Ambivalence in the Japanese Energy Sector

Japan is currently undergoing a reorganization of its energy sector with simultaneous developments occurring in nuclear, oil, and solar energy markets. The concurrency of these endeavors in both the public and private sectors reflects a prevailing concern for Japan’s short-term and long-term energy security.

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