Future of Japan’s Nuclear Policy

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Majid Ali Noonari
Ghulam Ali Buriro


Japan has been the sole victim of the nuclear weapons on its soil as US dropped two nuclear weapons on its two cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which has caused the death of thousands of Japanese citizens. It was since then that Japanese people started to hate the nuclear weapons as a result Japan had formulated a policy which has restricted nuclear technology only for the civilian purposes such as producing the electricity. Since then Japan has been one of the major states of the world which is using electricity from nuclear technology. But suddenly the sentiments of Japanese people aroused against the nuclear reactors after the tragic incident of The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. As a result government announced to shut down all nuclear reactors on Japanese soil until 2030, but the new government has denied the previous government policy due to the unavailability of resources. Although disaster has changed the future of nuclear policy of Japan and has caused the reduction to the use of nuclear technology for civilian purposes in Japan, but still it looks a distant dream to end the nuclear programme in Japan.

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