Japan committed to raise the standards of nuclear power plant safety higher than international level, and aim to use more renewable energy.
Mr.Yukio Edano Industry Minister of Japan said during the ministerial meeting of International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris that 'Japan needs to raise the safety standards in nuclear power production to higher standard, after the Fukushima nuclear crisis as a result of earthquake and tsunami on 11 March.'
Mr. Edano said "Nuclear accident that occurred earlier this year was resulted to Japan must be responsible for the future by enhancing the safety of nuclear power production to the highest level of the world. Japan will share the experience gained on the world community to help improve the safety in use of nuclear power worldwide."
Moreover, Japan's industry minister added that 'Japan will try to use more diverse sources of energy. Which includes the use of renewable energy to provide energy security, and will review the national energy policy at the same time.'
The conference aims to discuss enhancing energy security after several incidents since the end of previous meeting in 2009. Important events include the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began in April 2010, unrest in the Middle East and North Africa in this year, as well as the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi.