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Tokyo, July 31, 2014: Former Japanese prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi (2L) and Morihiro Hosokawa (R), who are campaigning against nuclear power, inspect an electricity generator at a clean energy technology exhibit (source: dpa)

The energy mix revolution in Japan

Japan is moving full throttle toward renewable energy. Five years ago, before the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011, such a development would have been inconceivable because the country’s so called “nuclear village” held tight control over the energy sector. The powerful pro-nuclear lobby comprised of elite bureaucrats, utility executives, academics and jour...

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