The national broadcaster has been promoting renewable technology after the Fukushima disaster, according to TV journalist Takashi Yanagisawa.
— With the problems in the nuclear industry, we are forced to look for new solutions, and they must be renewable, he says.
This sunday Statoil's floating windmill Hywind will be presented on Nippon TV.
— This is an incredible technology, and a technology I hope can be used in Japan, says Yanagisawa after a day of filming out on the ocean.
The wind turbine floated quite steady on the surface. The japanese actually had to been shown pictures taken from sub surface before they were convinced that it was actually floating, says spokesman Morten Eek in Statoil.
The wind turbine has recently completed its test period.
TV journalist Yanagisawa think it is important to show the Hywind technology to Japan.
— We don't have any space onshore, and the sea surrounding Japan is deep. Floating offshore wind turbines could be an important energy source for us in the future, he says.