As reported by the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's electric utilities will be able to meet demand this summer without requiring conservation efforts by their customers, even though all of Japan's 48 still-operable atomic reactors remain closed amid safety concerns after the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, which began on 3/11/11. The melted down and exploded nuclear power plant continues to release radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean, more than three years later.
Before the Fukushima catastrophe, Japan had 54 commercial atomic reactors. But Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 were destroyed at Fukushima Daiichi. Eventually, Tokyo Electric decided to simply retire and decommission the immediately adjacent Units 5 and 6 as well, even though theoretically, they were still operable.