Energy Supply Breakdown in Japan
- % Coal
- % Gas
- % Petroleum
- % Nuclear Power
- % Renewable Energy
*NOTE: There are 43 operable reactors in Japan, though most currently remain shut down. Sendai No. 1 was the first to go successfully back online, and began commercial operation in September 2015. Sendai No. 2 is projected to restart mid-October 2015.
- In the wake of the Fukushima accident, public opinion of nuclear energy is still very low.
- The Japanese regulatory environment is still evolving.
- The prospect for nuclear energy is now is about half what is was expected to be by 2017.
- Japanese nuclear industry is beginning to look at export possibilities and international collaboration.
- The country's reactors had provided about 30 percent of the country's electricity, and before the Fukushima accident this was expected to increase to at least 40 percent by 2017.