Japanese urge govt. to shut down nuclear power plants via Press TV

Japanese protesters have rallied outside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office in the capital, Tokyo, urging him to shut down nuclear power plants in the country, which was hit by one of the world’s worst nuclear incidents nearly six years ago.

Carrying anti-nuclear signs, the demonstrators on Friday also called on Abe to quit his policy of restarting the country’s nuclear reactors.

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In 2014, the succeeding government changed the national energy plan and decided to reopen several of the plants that met new safety regulations implemented after the catastrophic event.

Abe said at the time that nuclear power would be used to combat global warming and achieve an affordable energy supply.

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