June 17, 2013
Nearly 70 percent of government spending to regain public trust in nuclear energy has landed at organizations that employ retired bureaucrats or former executives of electric...
April 09, 2013
A citizens' group that set up three tents in front of a ministry office building that have served as a rallying point for anti-nuclear demonstrators said April 8 it will fight...
February 04, 2013
Government-affiliated Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. has begun the world’s first offshore test mining of methane hydrate from seabed layers, in an effort to tap...
October 13, 2012
Japan's government is to strengthen its ability to veto the construction of new nuclear reactors, by writing a new legal framework that gives it the final say.
May 30, 2012
Japan plans to separate power transmission and distribution divisions from regional utilities in 2014 at the earliest, as part of efforts to give consumers more choice when it...
January 28, 2012
Anti-nuclear protesters defied a government order to vacate the area in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo’s Kasumigaseki district on Jan. 27.
October 06, 2011
With the nuclear industry still reeling from the effects of the March 11 earthquake, government auditors told the industry ministry to redirect 65.7 billion yen ($857 million)...
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