Tanks at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
Tanks at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

Japan’s return to nuclear power faces test as new leader 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

Topic |   Japan
Tanks at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
Tanks at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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