Coal – The Globe and Mail reported that Japan's coal use has increased as it "tries to lower the cost of replacing nuclear energy," with the result being that its 10 main utilities used almost 16 percent more coal in the first 10 months of 2013 than they did in the year-ago period. Further, they increased their imports of the fuel by 11 percent.
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Aluminum – Exports of Japanese aluminum scrap are approaching record levels this year, fueled by a weaker yen and higher recycling capacity in Korea.
Moly – Platts reported that spot molybdenum oxide powder trade was thin in Asia today because market participants are looking for clearer market direction.
Uranium – USA Today reported that while Japan's reactors are once more offline for maintenance and refueling, the company remains committed to nuclear power.
Uranium – News that toxic leaks out of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are still going strong are raising concerns about the status of Japan's nuclear future
Vanadium – Hokkaido will harness the power of the wind and sun using vanadium redox flow battery technology.
Silver – China and Japan's plans to increase their solar generation capacity in the near future could give silver prices a significant price boost.
Diamond – Rio Tinto plc (LSE:RIO,ASX:RIO,NYSE:RIO) announced that for the first time in five years, the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender is being previewed in Tokyo.
Uranium – The Globe and Mail reported that with Japanese nuclear reactors set to restart, a hike in uranium prices could be on the horizon.
Platinum – BDLive reported that according to Ken Okinawa, a minister in the Japanese embassy in Pretoria, the Asian nation plans to encourage South Africa to develop a "platinum valley" similar to California's Silicon Valley. Among other things, it would be aimed at finding new uses for platinum.