Why Japan Can't Quit Nuclear Power

Belogolova, Olga
February 2013
National Journal;2/16/2013, p4
The article explains why Japan is economically, historically and culturally tied to nuclear power. It cites the lack of alternate sources of energy in the country, and suggests that Japan's dependence on nuclear energy has no ready remedy. It also discusses the appointment of Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister, a leader who is more open to restarting the country's stalled nuclear industry than his predecessor.


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