Japan   s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid Book

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid


  • Author : Noriko Hikosaka Behling
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128179611

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Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid Book

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid


  • Author : Noriko Hikosaka Behling
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 0128179600

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Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid Excerpt :

Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan's nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan's nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

Competing Discourses on Japan   s Nuclear Power Book

Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power


  • Author : Etsuko Kinefuchi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000488593

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Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power Excerpt :

This book examines the discursive formation of nuclear power in Japan to provide insights into the ways this technology has been both promoted and resisted, constituting and being constituted by Japan’s sociocultural landscape. Each chapter pays close attention to a particular discursive site, including newspaper editorials, public relations campaigns, local site fights, urban antinuclear activism, and post-Fukushima pronuclear and antinuclear articulations. The book also raises the question of democracy and sustainability through the examination of nuclear power discourses. It demonstrates the power of discourse in shaping nuclear power by creating knowledge, influencing decisions, relationships, identity and community. Readers will gain a range of insights from the book: prominent articulations on nuclear power discourse; state and corporate strategies for enticing consent for controversial facilities and technologies; the power of the media in framing public knowledge; the role of social movements and activisms in civic society; the power of community; and nuclear power as a problematic in representative democracy and sustainability. This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in social discourse, social movements, Japanese society, cultural studies, environmental communication, media analysis, energy and sustainability, and democracy, among others.

Risk Society and Education in Post Disaster Fukushima Book

Risk Society and Education in Post Disaster Fukushima


  • Author : Kaoru Miyazawa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000533545

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In response to the explosion of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March 2011, this book examines how the concept of a risk society was handled in the various education programs implemented in post-disaster Fukushima. The explosion and subsequent radiation contamination that affected the biosphere of the Fukushima region and beyond, revealed that we live in a risk society. Despite this revelation, official discourses in Fukushima have been geared strictly toward the future, with the aim of restoring communities and resuming development projects. Based on the ethnographic data the author collected in Fukushima between 2013 and 2016, various contested emotions emerged in those education spaces as students and teachers remembered their romanticized and difficult past and dealt with the challenges presented by the risk society in their present lives. The emotionally-charged interactions between past and present also shaped their vision of their future community and of the actions they might take. The dialogues and actions that took places in these education spaces encourage readers to examine the meaning of development and question the basic assumptions and methods of education as society shifts to a risk society. A valuable resource for scholars and students in the fields of globalization and education, curriculum studies, sociology of education, and Japanese studies.

The Quest For A Just World Order Book

The Quest For A Just World Order


  • Author : Samuel S Kim
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000305050

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In response to a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the state of the world and the state of international relations research, Professor Kim has taken an alternative approach to the study of contemporary world politics. Specifically, he has adopted and expanded the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and transnational approach developed by the World Order Models Project (WOMP), an enterprise committed to the realization of peace, economic equality and well-being, social justice, and ecological balance. Systemic in scope and interdisciplinary in methodology, The Quest for a Just World Order explains and projects the issues, patterns, and trends of world politics, giving special attention to the attitudinal, normative, behavioral, and institutional problems involved in the politics of system transformation. Professor Kim also attempts to remedy a number of problematic features of traditional approaches, including a value-neutral orientation; fragmentation and overspecialization; overemphasis on national actors, the superpowers, and stability; and the Hobbesian image of world politics. Part 1 presents a conceptual framework for developing a normative theory of world order. Each of the four chapters in Part 2 examines a specific global crisis in depth, working within the framework laid out in Part 1. In Part 3 a variety of desirable and feasible transition strategies are proposed, and Professor Kim assesses the prospects for achieving a just and humane world order system by the end of this century.

Japanese Industrial Targeting Book

Japanese Industrial Targeting


  • Author : William R. Nester
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349212842

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Japanese Industrial Targeting Excerpt :

Japan achieved it's present economic position by rejecting free trade theory and instead mastering neomercantilist policies which target strategic industries for development with a range of government sponsored cartels, subsidies, import barriers and export incentives. These policies stimulated an economic growth rate which averaged ten percent before 1973, and five percent since, rates four and two times greater than America's during the same periods. This book analyzes the policy making process, implementation, successes, occasional shortcomings, and challenges posed by Tokyo's neomercantilist policies toward its trade rivals.

Japan s Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States Book

Japan s Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States


  • Author : Keisuke Iida
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317311416

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Japan s Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States Excerpt :

With the rise of China, Japan and many East Asian countries are caught between maximizing profit from economic ties with her, and strengthening alliances with the United States to prevent China from overpowering them. Liberals and realists thus debate over the likelihood of either security tensions easing up or economic interdependence getting reduced eventually. On the other hand, Iida introduces a new theory that reinterprets the relationship between state security and economic interdependence among countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on case studies of recent episodes in East Asia, and especially on the experiences of Japan, this book highlights an interesting dynamic between security and economic interdependence: risk avoidance. By understanding how risk avoidance affects the behavior of these countries in terms of security and economics, it becomes evident how they eventually settle into what Iida calls "Cool Politics" and "Lukewarm Economics".

Comparative Institutional Analysis Book

Comparative Institutional Analysis


  • Author : Masahiko Aoki
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783476213

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Comparative Institutional Analysis Excerpt :

This volume collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career. These fascinating essays cover a range of issues, including mechanism design, comparative governance, corporate governan

Wind Power Politics and Policy Book

Wind Power Politics and Policy


  • Author : Scott V. Valentine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199862726

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Wind Power Politics and Policy Excerpt :

The wind power development policy community faces a conundrum. On the one hand, as the most commercially viable form of utility-scale renewable energy, the wind power industry has experienced in excess of ten-fold growth in total installed capacity over the past decade. On the other hand, installed wind power capacity still accounts for less than 2% of global electricity-generation capacity, despite the prevalence of studies indicating that, in certain situations, wind power can be a cheaper form of electricity than most fossil fuel alternatives. Accordingly, the most puzzling aspect of wind power development policy can be summed up in the following manner: given the global imperative to facilitate an expedient transition away from CO2-intensive energy technologies and the commercial viability of wind power, what is stopping the wind power industry from capturing higher market shares around the world? In Wind Power Politics and Policy, Scott Valentine examines this question from two angles. First, it presents an analysis of social, technical, economic and political (STEP) barriers which research shows tends to stymie wind power development. Case studies which examine phlegmatic wind power development in Japan, Taiwan, Australia and Canada are presented in order to demonstrate to the reader how these barriers manifest themselves in practice. Second, the book presents an analysis of STEP catalysts which have been linked to successful growth of wind power capacity in select nations. Four more case studies that examine the successful development of wind power in Denmark, Germany, the USA and China are put forth as practical examples of how supportive factors conflate to produce conditions that are conducive to growth of wind power markets. By examining its impediments and catalysts, the book will provide policymakers with insight into the types of factors that must be effectively managed in order to maximize wind power development.

Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization Book

Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization


  • Author : Robert G. Watts
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139439800

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Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization Excerpt :

The vast majority of the world's climate scientists believe that the build-up of heat-trapping CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to global warming unless we burn less fossil fuels. At the same time, energy must be supplied in increasing amounts for the developing world to continue its growth. This book discusses the feasibility of increasingly efficient energy use and the potential for supplying energy from sources that do not introduce CO2. The book analyses the prospects for Earth-based renewables: solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal and ocean energy. It then discusses nuclear fission and fusion, and the relatively new idea of harvesting solar energy on satellites or lunar bases. It will be essential reading for all those interested in energy issues, including engineers and physicists (electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, nuclear), and industrial leaders and politicians. It will also be used as a supplementary textbook on advanced courses on energy.

Long term Energy Security Interests of the United States Book

Long term Energy Security Interests of the United States


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Energy policy
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210014949190

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Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Book

Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy


  • Author : Way Kuo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-04-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118773420

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Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Excerpt :

The Fukushima nuclear incident made people ponder and question nuclear safety again, resulting in decisions by certain countries to phase out nuclear power completely. Is this the right decision? Are there better ways to deal with this important issue of the 21th century? The book analyses the pros and cons of a spectrum of energies, ranging from petroleum, coal, gas to water, solar and wind energies as well as nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011. It maintains that we should look at nuclear energy from a rational point of view instead of being influenced by emotions or politicians’ arguments. The book also examines policies that concern science and technology, energy resources, environmental protection and occupational safety, emphasizing the need to deepen the general populace’s understanding of the concept of reliability.

The Doomsday Machine Book

The Doomsday Machine


  • Author : Martin Cohen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137000347

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Today, there are over one hundred nuclear reactors operating in our backyards, from Indian Point in New York to Diablo Canyon in California. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels, and due to rising energy consumption and the looming threat of global warming, they are pushing for an even greater investment. Here, energy economist Andrew McKillop and social scientist Martin Cohen argue that the nuclear power dream being sold to us is pure fantasy. Debunking the multilayered myth that nuclear energy is cheap, clean, and safe, they demonstrate how landscapes are ravaged in search of the elusive yellowcake to fuel the reactors, and how energy companies and politicians rarely discuss the true costs of nuclear power plants - from the subsidies that build the infrastructure to the unspoken guarantee that the public will pick up the cleanup cost in the event of a meltdown, which can easily top $100 billion dollars.

Paying the Polluter Book

Paying the Polluter


  • Author : Frans H. Oosterhuis
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782545316

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Demonstrating how subsidy reform may contribute to a better environment, support fiscal reform and address social and economic objectives, this authoritative book will appeal to policy makers and their advisors all over the world. It will also be a use