Toshiba in crisis after failed nuclear gamble

Author: Mori Kazuo

Categories: Energy and Technology, In-Depth with Nippon.com

Toshiba is in profound difficulties, facing enormous losses from its nuclear subsidiary and forced to sell off its profitable flash memory business. Journalist Mori Kazuo traces the path from President Nishida Atsutoshi’s 2005 gamble to pull the company out of stagnation up to its present troubles.

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Monju fast-breeder reactor set for decommissioning

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: Energy and Technology, In-Depth with Nippon.com

At a September 21 ministerial meeting, the Japanese government took a step toward decommissioning the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture. Cabinet members involved in nuclear power policy agreed to draw up plans within the year for the development of a new fast reactor to replace Monju, operated by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

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Decommissioning Monju: Japan’s energy conundrum

Author: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

The Japanese Cabinet last week approved the decommissioning of the Monju nuclear reactor in Fukui Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Cabinet also announced a commitment to developing fast reactors and nuclear energy. Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida explains the conundrum.

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