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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda strengthens pledge to phase out nuclear power

The pledge amounted to a slight hardening of announcements made earlier this year when his cabinet said it would work towards scrapping nuclear power by the end of the 2030s

Japan goes to the polls on December 16, with most commentators expecting no party to gain overall control of the powerful lower house. A possibly shaky coalition government is seen as the likeliest outcome.

Japan’s ruling party to phase out nuclear power Radio Australia,  28 November 2012, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has promised to rid Japan of nuclear energy in coming decades as he set out his party’s platform before next month’s general election. 

Mr Noda also pledged to conduct “calm and realistic” diplomatic and
defence policies, as he tried to counter claims by his opponents that
his Democratic Party of Japan does not stand up to foreign powers.

“After the nuclear accident (in Fukushima), we believe the Japanese
people wish for and are resolved to have a society that does not rely
on nuclear power plants,” Noda told reporters.

“We will put all available policy resources into building a path
toward that goal,” he said.

The pledge amounted to a slight hardening of announcements made earlier this year when his cabinet said it would work towards scrapping nuclear power by the end of the 2030s……  Japan goes to the polls on December 16, with most commentators expecting no party to gain overall control of the powerful lower house. A possibly shaky coalition government is seen as the likeliest outcome.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-11-28/japans-ruling-party-to-phase-out-nuclear-power/1052664

November 28, 2012 - Posted by | Japan, politics

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