‘The Energy of a Bright Tomorrow’: The Rise of Nuclear Power in Japan

On of the readers of this blog sent me the link to this article. Although it doesn’t mean I agree with what’s been said in the article completely, I’d like to share it on the blog. I think you can learn the basic history of the nuclear era in Japan. Thanks James for the article.

‘The Energy of a Bright Tomorrow’: The Rise of Nuclear Power in Japan
by Craig D. Nelson

Editor’s Note:

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan this past March left the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled and the world worrying about the consequences of this nuclear disaster. This month Craig D. Nelson looks at the long relationship the Japanese have had with nuclear power to explore the paradox of how the nation that suffered nuclear destruction in 1945 came to embrace nuclear energy so enthusiastically.

For more on Japan and East Asia, readers may be interested in recent Origins articles on the Global Currency Wars, North Korea, Taiwan, and post-WWII Japan. Readers may also want to see these Origins articles on Drought and Flooding in Australia, The Global Food Crisis, The Debate over Indian Population, and Fishing and Over-Fishing in American Waters.

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