Event Title

Nuclear Power Policy in Japan

Presenter Information

Sarah Fries

Location

Science Center, A154

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 5:00 PM

Abstract

How did Japan, a victim of nuclear warfare, become the world’s third largest nuclear power country? Drawing upon English and Japanese sources, as well as pro-nuclear and anti-nuclear publications, this project aims to analyze Japan’s nuclear power debate and establish a context in which to understand the 2011 Fukushima Crisis. By analyzing the roles of the press, the anti-nuclear coalitions, and the pro-nuclear coalitions, I examine the reasons for the pro-nuclear Japanese energy policy and hazard an argument that nuclear power will likely continue to exist in Japan.

Notes

Session III, Panel 1: Decision/Indecision in East Asia: Studies of Historical Memory and Dialogue Without End
Moderator: Suzanne Gay, Professor of East Asian Studies and History

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1338426546

Major

East Asian Studies; Mathematics

Advisor(s)

Suzanne Gay, East Asian Studies
Susan Colley, Mathematics

Project Mentor(s)

Suzanne Gay, East Asian Studies

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Apr 27th, 4:00 PM Apr 27th, 5:00 PM

Nuclear Power Policy in Japan

Science Center, A154

How did Japan, a victim of nuclear warfare, become the world’s third largest nuclear power country? Drawing upon English and Japanese sources, as well as pro-nuclear and anti-nuclear publications, this project aims to analyze Japan’s nuclear power debate and establish a context in which to understand the 2011 Fukushima Crisis. By analyzing the roles of the press, the anti-nuclear coalitions, and the pro-nuclear coalitions, I examine the reasons for the pro-nuclear Japanese energy policy and hazard an argument that nuclear power will likely continue to exist in Japan.