But after the tsunami catastrophe at 11 March 2011, where all 54 nuclear reactors shut down. The Japanese government decided to decrease the dependence on nuclear energy and to promote renewable energy.
But the Japanese government decided within a new energy programme, to start up every nuclear power plant again, if they are declared as safe by the new Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). This could be up to 48 reactor blocks. Therefore is the nuclear phase-out cancelled. But instead of 50% should only 15-20% be part of the Japanese energy supply until 2030.
To finance the rebuilding and clearance of Fukushima was the Japanese government forced to increase the national budget between 2011 and 2012 for four times. Altogether ¥20500 billion only for rebuilding activities, that’s $250 billion.