Physicist: US Behind in Improving Post-Fukushima Nuclear Safety Standards

Friday, October 25, 2019

Frank von Hippel

By Allison Pestotnik

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Market forces have kept the U.S. nuclear power industry from adequately increasing safety measures after Fukushima, according to nuclear physicist Frank von Hippel in an article published in Physics Today.

Von Hippel asserts that nuclear power in the U.S. has struggled to compete with other energy sources like natural gas, wind and solar, and as a result the industry has decided not to invest as much as some other countries in safety precaution...

NGOs Lay Blame on Japanese Banks for Fossil Fuel Funding

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tokyo-(PanOrient News) Climate-focused NGOs pointed fingers at Japanese banks for not doing more to stop fossil fuel financing on Monday, following the release of a report examining the role of major banks around the world in supporting the fossil fuel sector.

“As climate change impacts worsen, Japanese banks are facing increasing international scrutiny for their financing of coal power and other fossil fuels around the world,” said Greenpeace Japan, Rainforest Action Network and ...

Japanese Oil Company to Again Halt Shipments from Iran

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Fuji Oil Co. will no longer be importing oil from Iran as Japan’s exemption from U.S. sanctions is set to end in early May, officials in the Japanese oil sector told local media. The Japanese oil importer and refiner has been caught in the middle of the U.S.-Iran political and economic struggle.

Fuji Oil was forced to stop importing crude oil from Iran last November after the Trump administration pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions on the co...