Some in Japan see the need to re-start those nuclear reactors. But, Bloomberg is reporting:
[Japan's] new safety standards are high enough that it will take years for some nuclear facilities to comply. Meanwhile, Japan is under tremendous economic pressure to restart reactors. A weakening yen has made its increased imports of fossil fuels even more expensive. In the year that ended March 31, the country’s nine utilities with atomic plants ran up losses totaling 1.59 trillion yen ($16 billion).And then this in Bloomberg:
Greater investment in energy efficiency and in solar and other renewable power sources could ease the pressure.Hello! Japan has no available land for solar farms and somehow I don't think off-shore wind turbines are in the cards. But "they" never give up, do they?