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Summary

Written by the chairman of the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Koichi Kitazawa, this book investigates the state of energy supply in Japan.

Beginning with the nuclear meltdown itself, Kitazawa explains the risks involved with the use of nuclear energy, as well as what financial hurdles must be overcome in order to make Japan a nuclear-free nation. Kitazawa also provides readers with a “100-year Economic Simulation” for Japan, should the country choose renewable energy over nuclear.

Contents

-    What we know about the risks related to nuclear energy

-    The responsibility scientists and engineers hold when nuclear accidents occur

-    What kinds of energy should Japan use?

-    Economics and renewable energy

-    The next 100 years – a map for the future 

About the Author

Koichi Kitazawa

Koichi Kitazawa is the chairman of the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident and a member of the Science Council of Japan. He founded the commission soon after the March 11th disaster in Fukushima occured, as he became aware of the grave situation and significance of examining what happened and telling the truth to the whole world.

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