Hastings Business Law Journal


Bridget Cho


This note focuses on the series of events that were pertinent to the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Disaster and recommends stringent nuclear power plant license procedures, stronger reform in accident mitigation policies, and heightened transparency between the government and its people. Japan embraces the peaceful use of nuclear technology to provide a substantial portion of its electricity despite being the only country to have suffered the devastating effects of nuclear weapons in wartime.

This note will also discuss how the evolving structure of the Japanese economy has led to a change in the pattern of the business sector’s engagement with energy policy-making and the specific roles of energy-intensive users after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster.