New Energy Battle: Designing Japan's Smart Cities

The 3.11 earthquake destroyed public trust in nuclear power plants and a stable supply of electricity. The focus of attention has suddenly shifted to alternative sources of energy, such as solar power generation, and behind-the-scenes corporate developments have intensified. Domestic and overseas companies are jostling in competition to develop a system to create an energy-saving "Smart City." This program presents a realistic frontline report on the surging tide of the energy revolution and investigates the path that technology-oriented Japan should take.