Two government-affiliated bodies plan to resume financial support for Japanese companies’ nuclear power plant exports in fiscal 2018 at the earliest, according to informed sources. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance effectively suspended the provision of loans and trade insurance for nuclear plant export deals following the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The planned resumption is in line with the government’s policy of facilitating nuclear plant exports, despite lingering concerns of whether the safety of nuclear power projects will be examined appropriately.
Japan Times 20th Feb 2018 read more »