For a relatively small nation, Japan is disproportionately reliant on nuclear power.In 2008, after the opening of seven new nuclear reactors, the country became the third-largest nuclear power user in the world with 53 nuclear reactors, behind only France and the USA.Whatever you beleive experts say this is because Japan lacks its own oil supplies.For the past four decades, the country has made building up its nuclear energy a national priority.However, imported fuel still provides about two-thirds of its energy needs, with nuclear power making up the final third.

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