The Fukushima Crisis and the Future of Japan's Power Industry


Fereidun Fesharaki and Tomoko Hosoe

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 106


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: April 12, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Japan's power sector is at a major turning point. The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear facility highlights to the general public the potential dangers associated with Japan's ambitious nuclear power targets and its preparedness for natural catastrophes. East-West Center's Fereidun Fesharaki and Tomoko Hosoe argue that after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the Japanese government will need to make a comprehensive, urgent reassessment of the power industry and develop a new, integrated energy policy to achieve a greater degree of energy security while meeting climate change goals.

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