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  • 25 years after Chernobyl, the nuclear debate at a dead end

    The battle of numbers and figures between supporters and opponents of nuclear energy has not only been a major obstacle to a better debate about the pros and cons of nuclear energy, but it has also prevented the development of better contingency plans after Chernobyl.

    May 24, 2011

    Japan’s Energy Dilemma

    In the wake of Fukushima Japan may place greater emphasis on LNG and renewable sources of energy like solar and hydro power.

    March 24, 2011

    Japan Battling the Nuclear Nightmare

    Japan’s tryst with the atom, from Hiroshima to Fukushima, has been ruinous in both its avatars - its use in weapons and in energy.

    March 22, 2011

    Japan's Disaster Brings Sino-Japanese Relations Closer

    The relationship between China and Japan has taken a positive turn in the wake of Japan’s national disaster.

    March 22, 2011

    Taking stock of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

    Even as Japan has become increasingly reliant on nuclear energy, its nuclear safety record has not been very satisfactory.

    March 22, 2011

    Japan’s Political Battles at a time of National Crisis

    Opposition parties are wary of assuming responsibility for the Kan administration’s crisis management and national reconstruction efforts.

    March 21, 2011

    Japan’s Nuclear Crisis and Analysis of Radiation Data as on 18/03/2011

    The possibility of situation worsening can not be ruled out. However, it would be counter-productive to create panic by speculating only worst case scenario.

    March 18, 2011

    Why Culture Matters?

    While earthquake resistant buildings and safety of dams and nuclear plants are important, orderly public behaviour under stress, as demonstrated by the Japanese people, is also vital.

    March 18, 2011

    Impact of the Earthquake on the Japanese and Global Economies

    The Prefectures affected the most are Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki, which represent about 7 per cent of Japan’s economy and house steel plants, oil refineries, nuclear power plants and factories manufacturing parts for cars and electronic goods.

    March 18, 2011

    Japan Faces a Nuclear Disaster

    Japan is in a state of panic as the situation in the Fukushima nuclear power plant continues to intensify.

    March 18, 2011

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