Nuclear Reaction

Tens of thousands

Number of Japanese citizens that rallied in Yoyogi Park to protest Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s decision to restart two of Japan’s 54 idled nuclear reactors after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster


The amount of Japan’s economy fueled by nuclear power until recently


Percent shortage estimated that Kansai Electric, the company that provides power to Japan’s second most populous region, could face this summer if nuclear plants remained idle


Percent that officials have asked the people of Kansai to cut back on their power usage

$66 Billion

Cost of importing fossil fuel while reactors sat idle that pushed Japan into a trade deficit for the first time since 1980


Percent of Japan’s total electricity that comes from renewable energy sources


Percent of CO2 reduction the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies concluded that a nuclear-free Japan could achieve by 2050