New Japanese government refuses to rule out nuclear power

The newly elected government of Japan looks set to maintain nuclear power as a viable energy source in the country.

The Liberal Democratic party’s Trade and Industries Minister says he will not be dispensing with nuclear power if such a move would hamper the economic recovery of the country.
Minister Motegi
Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said that reactors would be restarted if considered safe by the nuclear authority.

The previous government ordered the stoppage of nuclear power use by 2040 following last year's Fukushima disaster.

"We need to reconsider the previous administration's policy that aimed to make zero nuclear power operation possible during the 2030s," the minister told a news conference.

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