Tanks at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
Japan’s return to nuclear power faces test as Kishida visits Fukushima
  • The new prime minister has committed to restarting reactors mothballed since the 2011 meltdown, but public opposition and his own upbringing in Hiroshima may test his resolve
  • Amid a global power crunch, the business lobby and several of Kishida’s ministers argue that nuclear is the only way to secure Japan’s power supplies and meet its carbon targets. A fully green alternative could be 30 years away
17 Oct 2021 - 8:00AM