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Strict radiation reference levels shunned to stem Fukushima exodus via The Asahi Shimbun

The government avoided setting stringent radiation reference levels for the return of Fukushima evacuees for fear of triggering a population drain and being hit by ballooning costs for compensation, an Asahi Shimbun investigation shows. The revelation could rekindle debate over … Continue reading

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New energy policy postponed amid lack of consensus via The Japan Times

The Japanese government has decided to postpone setting a new energy policy, originally planned for Monday, due to difficulties in forming a consensus, government sources said Sunday. The decision comes after business circles opposed a proposal made Thursday by the … Continue reading

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DPJ vow for next poll: a nuclear phaseout via The Japan Times

Role for Kan urged to draft pre-election energy goals Kyodo Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s party is arranging to make a nuclear phaseout a key policy pledge in the next general election, sources in the Democratic Party of Japan said. The … Continue reading

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DPJ panel seeks early restart of suspended reactors via The Japan Times online

A panel of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan has drafted an energy policy recommendation calling for an early restart of nuclear reactors that have been suspended for regular checks, after safety measures are taken. The proposal falls short of … Continue reading

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