Analyzing Nuclear Power in Japan

Date: August 1, 2012
Pages: 345
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Analyzing Nuclear Power in Japan
Since 1973, nuclear energy has been a national strategic priority in Japan, as the nation is heavily dependent on imported fuel, with fuel imports accounting for 61% of energy production. In 2008, after the opening of 8 brand new nuclear plants in Japan (2 on the Island of Hokkaidō, 3 on Honshū, and 1 each on Kyūshū, Shikoku, and Tanagashima) Japan became the third largest nuclear power user in the world with 53 nuclear reactors.

However, the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster was one of the biggest nuclear disasters in recent years. Rated right next to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Fukushima nuclear disaster has raised many questions regarding the safety of nuclear power and about the continued usage of nuclear power in the face of such disasters.

The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been huge and the financial world is still struggling to achieve stability with markets around the world still experiencing fluctuations in stocks and commodities.

The report - Analyzing Nuclear Power in Japan - by Aruvian's R'search, explores the importance of nuclear power in today’s world, with Section One being dedicated to Understanding the Basics of Nuclear Power. The report looks at the basics of the nuclear industry that is, how a plant works, analyzing and understanding the fuel cycle, the various components which are involved in the working of a nuclear power plant, and much more. Economics, issues and barriers, and other such factors are also explored in-depth in this report.

This offering includes a complete analysis of the Japanese Nuclear Power Industry, including an industry profile, industry developments, Uranium fuel cycle developments, major players in the industry, and lots more information is included in this research report. This research offering is a comprehensive A to Z guide on the Japanese nuclear power industry.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING NUCLEAR POWER

B. BASICS OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

B.1 History of Nuclear Power
B.2 Types of Nuclear Reactors
  B.2.1 Fission Reactor
  B.2.2 Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
B.3 New & Upcoming Nuclear Technologies
B.4 Components & Parts of a Nuclear Power Plant
B.5 Analyzing the Fuel Cycle
B.6 Managing the Radioactive Waste

C. PROFILING THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY

C.1 Industry Overview
C.2 Uranium Market
C.3 Market Features
C.4 Price Trends
C.5 Managing the Risk in Nuclear Power
C.6 Industry Trends
C.7 Economic Trends
C.8 Nuclear Hedging
C.9 Future Outlook

D. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE & NUCLEAR POWER

E. CHALLENGES & BARRIERS TO NUCLEAR POWER

E.1 Air Pollution
E.2 Financial Challenges
E.3 Nuclear Safety
E.4 Nuclear Proliferation
E.5 Leadership Challenges
E.6 Regulatory Barriers
E.7 Water Pollution
E.8 Other Challenges

F. FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT OF 2011

F.1 Overview
F.2 History of Earthquakes in Japan, the Nuclear Site and Tsunamis
F.3 History of the Fukushima Daiichi Reactors
F.4 Fukushima Daiichi Reactors 1-3 & 4
  F.4.1 Summary of the Incident
F.5 Fukushima Daiichi Reactors 5 & 6
F.6 Impact of the Earthquake on the Fukushima Daini Plant
F.7 Impact on the Global Economy
F.8 Radioactivity Concerns from Fukushima Accident
  F.8.1 Introduction
  F.8.2 Contamination of Basements, Wiring Trenches, and Pipe Tunnels
  F.8.3 Release of Radioactivity into the Air
  F.8.4 Water Contamination
  F.8.5 Exposure to Radiation and Issues Arising from it
  F.8.6 Radiation Impact on Other Countries
F.9 Assessing the Accident on an International Level
F.10 Rating of the Accident
F.11 International Community Responds to the Fukushima Disaster & Impact on Nuclear Power

G. FUTURE OF THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY

SECTION 2: NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY IN JAPAN

A. JAPAN’S ENERGY RESERVES

A.1 Long-Term Supply & Demand Outlook
A.2 Japan’s Energy Policy
A.3 Facts about Japan’s Energy Consumption

B. GOVERNMENTAL SCENARIO

B.1 Energy Insecurity Founded the Government’s Energy Policy
B.2 Oil Shock and the Subsequent Years
B.3 Present Scenario
B.4 Looking Forward
B.5 Nuclear Energy
  B.5.1 Nuclear Energy Vision 2100
  B.5.2 Renewable Energy

C. ANALYZING NUCLEAR POWER IN JAPAN

C.1 History of Nuclear Program & Policy
C.2 Market Overview
C.3 Shift in Japan’s Energy Policy
C.4 Impact of Fukushima on Electricity Supply
C.5 Japan's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities
C.6 Development of Reactors in Japan
C.7 Uranium Supply
C.8 Fuel Cycle Facilities
C.9 Reprocessing and MOX Fuel
C.10 Looking at Fast Breeder Reactors
C.11 Dealing with Nuclear Wastes
C.12 Decommissioning of Power Plants
C.13 Research & Development
C.14 Safety Regulations

D. NON-NUCLEAR WEAPONS POLICY IN JAPAN

D.1 Introduction
D.2 History of the Policy
D.3 Public Opposition to Nuclear Power

E. JAPAN’S THREE-NON NUCLEAR PRINCIPLES

F. CASE STUDY: US-JAPAN JOINT NUCLEAR ENERGY ACTION PLAN

G. ANALYZING THE MAJOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN JAPAN

G.1 Fugen Nuclear Power Plant
G.2 Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
G.3 Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant
G.4 Genkai Nuclear Power Plant
G.5 Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant
G.6 Higashidōri Nuclear Power Plant
G.7 High Temperature Test Reactor (HTTR)
G.8 Ikata Nuclear Power Plant
G.9 JT-60
G.10 Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
G.11 Mihama Nuclear Power Plant
G.12 Ōi Nuclear Power Plant
G.13 Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant
G.14 Sendai Nuclear Power Plant
G.15 Shika Nuclear Power Plant
G.16 Shimane Nuclear Power Plant
G.17 Takahama Nuclear Power Plant
G.18 Tokai Nuclear Power Plant
G.19 Tomari Nuclear Power Plant
G.20 Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant

H. MAJOR NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS IN JAPAN

H.1 Tokaimura Nuclear Accident
H.2 Mihama Nuclear Accident
H.3 Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Accident

I. MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS & ORGANIZATIONS

I.1 Chubu Electric
I.2 Chugoku
I.3 Hokkaido Electric Power Company
I.4 Hokuriku Electric Power Company
I.5 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
I.6 Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
I.7 Japan Atomic Power Company
I.8 Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited
I.9 Japanese Atomic Energy Commission
I.10 Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission
I.11 Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO)
I.12 Kyushu Electric
I.13 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries / Atmea
I.14 Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA)
I.15 Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC)
I.16 Shikoku Electric Power Company
I.17 Stop Rokkasho
I.18 The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
I.19 Tohoku Electric
I.20 Toshiba

J. FUTURE PERSPECTIVE FOR JAPAN’S NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY

SECTION 3: CONCLUSION

A. APPENDIX

A.1 Case Studies of Nuclear Accidents
  A.1.1 The Chernobyl Accident
  A.1.2 Three Mile Island
  A.1.3 Tokaimura Accident
A.2 Nuclear Trade & Industry Organizations
A.3 Regulation & Regulators for the Nuclear Industry
A.4 Worldwide Nuclear Research Centers
A.5 Major Nuclear Power Plants around the World
A.6 Non Proliferation & Safeguards Organizations
A.7 Figures & Tables

B. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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