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Official Kansai’s reactor nod puzzles via The Japan Times

OSAKA — More than a week after the seven-prefecture and two-city Union of Kansai Governments reversed months of tough opposition to the restart of two nuclear reactors, the decision is still causing controversy among area residents who want to know … Continue reading

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Kansai chiefs accept ‘limited’ reactor restart via The Japan Times

OSAKA — Kansai leaders, including vocal critic Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, reversed weeks of opposition Thursday to restarting two of the reactors at the Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, caving to intense corporate lobbying and central government pressure and … Continue reading

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Gov’t mulling having vice minister stationed at Oi nuke plant: Hosono via The Mainichi

TOTTORI, Japan (Kyodo) — The government may station political officials, such as a senior vice industry minister, at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture to ensure its safety, nuclear accident minister Goshi Hosono said Wednesday, in an effort … Continue reading

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