Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida speaks at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida speaks at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida speaks at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
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Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida defends pro-nuclear stance in parliamentary debut

  • Energy became a key issue during the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s recent leadership race
  • Nuclear energy has been contentious in Japan, especially since a 2011 earthquake off the coast triggered a tsunami that smashed into a Fukushima nuclear power plant

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Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida speaks at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida speaks at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida speaks at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
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