Economics of Nuclear

Japan / Nuclear Shutdown Has Hit Sales And Technological Knowhow, Says Survey

By David Dalton
28 November 2019

Nuclear Shutdown Has Hit Sales And Technological Knowhow, Says Survey
The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear station after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The shutdown of Japan’s nuclear power plants while safety checks are carried out following the March 2011 Fukushima-Daichi accident has led to reduced sales and problems maintaining technological capabilities, a survey has shown.

According to the annual Japan Atomic Industrial Forum survey of the Japanese nuclear industry for fiscal 2018, 58% of nuclear sector companies said sales had fallen and 56% said they had seen a dilution of technology and knowhow.

They said there were fewer on-the-job opportunities in the industry and problems securing employment.

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