Greenpeace Displeased with Japan’s New energy Plan

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Following the Japanese Cabinet’s approval of a fifth Basic Energy Plan on Tuesday, Greenpeace Japan called the plan a “missed opportunity” to reduce reliance on coal and nuclear power.

The plan, reviewed about every three years, aims for coal to account for 26% of Japan’s power generation by 2030 and sets the targets for renewables and nuclear power at 22-24% and 20-22%, respectively.

“Japan needs to wake up to the reality of climate crisis and the change...

Arab Oil Provided Nearly 90% of Japan’s Crude Needs in April

Saturday, June 2, 2018

View of Tokyo

By Khaldon Azhari
Tokyo - PanOrient News. Japan imported 88.4% of its crude oil needs from Arab countries in April 2018, signifying the region’s importance as a major hub for the energy moving the Japanese economy.

Data released by the Tokyo-based Agency for Natural Resources and Energy showed that Japan’s total crude imports of 96.607 million barrels in April came in large part from Saudi Arabia, which provided 40.3% of crude imports at 38.933 million barrels. The second-largest provid...

Japan’s Nuclear Regulator Approves ``Unsafe`` Mihama 3 Safety: Greenpeace

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mihama Nuclear Power Plant across the bay

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japan' Nuclear Regulatory Authority today approved the safety assessment of the Mihama 3 reactor, despite admitting on the 20th of July that the agency is both understaffed for its safety assessment tasks and made public statements about seismic risks without understanding the facts, Greenpeace said.

These statements would be consistent with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) task force, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS), assessment of the NRA ...