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Japan's Jiji News reporting that leading contender for the governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidency, Taro Kono, has voiced his support for restarting Japan's nuclear reactors, more than 10 years since they were shut down in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

  • Kono has previously been viewed as a strong supporter of green energy and an opponent of nuclear power. However, this stance appears to have changed with Jiji quoting Kono as saying "I think nuclear power will go away at some point, but I don't intend to get rid of it tomorrow or next year," and that nuclear power is needed to reduce Japanese carbon emmissions.
  • Another LDP presidency contender, Sanae Takaichi, a right-winger backed by former PM Shinzo Abe, has come out in favour of constructing new compact fusion reactors to address Japan's energy needs.
  • Restarting Japan's nuclear reactors remains a controversial subject in the country's politics, with a significant proportion of the population wary of nuclear power following the Fukishima Daiichi disaster, which saw hundreds of thousands evacuated and contaminated nearby areas with high levels of radiation.
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