By now, it should be obvious that these two statements may be mutually exclusive, because Japan (the government) clearly hasn't learned a lesson, the global economy may be tanking again into another "Great Recession" and global warming (anthropogenic one that the activists have been working on for the past decade or two) may not exist.
Nonetheless, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) made up of 21 Pacific Rim countries is gung-ho on nuclear energy as ever, with lip service to the Fukushima accident and nuclear safety.
After all, major nuclear exporters are all members of the APEC: the US, Canada, Japan, China, Russia. And a big uranium exporter (Australia), too.
From Jiji Tsushin (6/24/2012):
Nuclear plant safety "Contribution from Japan looked for", and lessons from Fukushima accident to be shared, according to the APEC draft declaration
(St. Petersburg, Jiji) The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Ministers Conference is set to begin here on June 24. On June 23, the draft declaration to be adopted in the Conference was revealed. The declaration would call for Japan to "share the knowledge and experience from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident with the international community" and to play a major role in prevention of nuclear accidents and devising safety measures.
The draft declaration recognized the importance of nuclear power plant from the standpoint of increasing energy demand in the Asia Pacific region and global warming. In order to deal with these issues, the draft emphasized that "the importance of safety in peaceful use of nuclear energy is to be recognized".
Let me see. The APEC members want to continue to build and use (and sell, for some members) nuclear power plants because the region needs more energy and it must fight (man-made) global warming. Therefore, the nuclear power plants must be safe. But the draft says the APEC "will recognize the importance of safety in the peaceful use of nuclear power."
So... is all it will do is to "recognize"? The importance of safety? And it is news?