Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Japan’s nuclear dilemma: The search for energy security post-Fukushima
The eerie scene in the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that hit Japan in 2011. Source: Shutterstock/Olivier Bourgeois--Abe’s vision placed nuclear power once again at the forefront of Japan’s quest to achieve energy security. Source: AP.
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Anti-nuclear protesters raise a placard during a rally in front of the Parliament building in Tokyo, Japan, on March 11, 2017. Source: Reuters/Toru Hanai--Protesters don gas masks during a rally on the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Source: Reuters/Toru Hanai

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SIX years on from the triple reactor meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan’s government has taken the first steps on the long and contested road to restarting the country’s decommissioned nuclear reactors.