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The Great East Japan Earthquake of magnitude 9.0
11 March 2011
19,000 (due to the tsunami and earthquake)
11 reactors at 4 nuclear plants
Fukushima Daichi 1,2,3 units
Th reactors proved to be robust seismically, but vulnerable to tsunami
Ranked as the 3rd largest nuclear power generator after the U.S. and France before the accident.
54 reactors with 47 plants
48 operable reactors at 16 power plants
NO natural resources
World's largest importer of coal and liquefied natural gas
Second largest importer of oil
August 11: Sendai Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 restart
As part of Japan's long-term energy policy, the central government has called for the nuclear share of total electricity generation to be 20%-22% by 2030.
Popular sentiment has remained opposed to any generalized restart!
Thus, plan to secure a combined 60% of its LNG imports from the U.S. and Australia by 2020.
Khatna Batbold | January 30, 2016