As for the earthquake's damage that hit Japanese economy last Friday, the nation announced today that it will increase its liquefied natural gas (LNG) five-fold this period, after the destroyed its nuclear power.

Moreover, Japanese economy depends on imported fuel for most of its needs, and now it is seeking for alternatives sources to nuclear power, after the quake that hit 11 reactors. The nation consumed 35 percent of the world's LNG in 2009, more than any other country.

The fuel, which accounts for 17 percent of Japan's heating and power needs, was among those the nation turned to during the 21-month shutdown of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa.