Shinjiro Koizumi, Japan's newly appointed environment minister. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan’s new environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi wants to scrap nuclear reactors

  • His comments are likely to prove controversial in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which supports a return to nuclear power
  • Koizumi is the son of former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, who was also an anti-nuclear advocate
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Shinjiro Koizumi, Japan's newly appointed environment minister. Photo: Bloomberg
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Newly appointed Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi. Photo: Reuters

Is Shinjiro Koizumi being fast-tracked as Japan’s next leader, following in his father’s footsteps?

  • The popular 38-year-old politician is the son of former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and is widely touted as a future leader himself
  • Other notable appointments in Japan’s new cabinet include new foreign and defence ministers
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Newly appointed Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi. Photo: Reuters
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