In-Focus Japan: Noda taps Tanaka as Nuclear Regulatory Commission head – New energy policy creates conflict in cabinet

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Noda appoints former deputy head of Atomic Energy Commission to new post as head of Nuclear Regulatory Authority

Japan’s new regulatory commission is charged with the critical work of improving transparency and public opinion of the nation’s atomic village.

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Source: JiJi Press

Source: JiJi Press

Japan’s attempt at flexible energy policy creating waves

On Wednesday, the Japanese cabinet decided to implement the new energy policy adopted by the government last week, but made no mention of a target of stopping nuclear power generation by the 2030s.

Participants agreed to treat the new strategy only as a “reference” document while deciding to implement energy policy measures based on the strategy.

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Source: JiJi Press

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