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Japan can get the energy it needs from nuclear fusion

Breakthroughs are bringing emission-free clean power within reach

| Japan
Inside a tokamak: Plasma 10 times hotter than the center of the sun is confined to create fusion energy. (Courtesy Tokamak Energy)

Yuichi Takase is senior technical adviser to Tokamak Energy, a nuclear fusion research company based in Oxfordshire, U.K., and a former professor of both physics and of complexity science and engineering at the University of Tokyo.

People often ask me when fusion energy will become available. It is well understood that if nuclear fusion becomes a reality, many good things will come with it.

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