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DPJ nuclear power skeptics finding themselves isolated via Asahi Japan Watch

Members of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan opposing nuclear power are finding themselves increasingly isolated and frustrated as the party appears set to return to pushing for nuclear power under the new administration.

“There are now no venues where we can have our voices heard,” said one of four DPJ members who attended a study meeting earlier this month on the nuclear accident. “I wonder if the party has the will to grapple with the nuclear accident as a political party.”

A project team to address the impact of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, set up under the previous administration, was abolished after Yoshihiko Noda replaced Naoto Kan as prime minister.

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