Updated May 1, 2019
Out of 42 reactors that are operable and potentially able to restart, only five have been restarted since Fukushima. 24 are in the process of restart approvals.
Japan's share of clean electricity fell from 34 percent to 16 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Japan must import about 84 percent of its energy, much of it in the form of fossil fuels.
Japan’s trade balance went from being a surplus to a deficit from 2010 to 2013 due to increased fossil fuel imports. This deficit reached 11.47 trillion yen in 2013. Recent surpluses in early 2017 are due to a growth in auto part shipments.
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