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Japan's Return to Nuclear Power

By Amy Chavez

Yoichi Masuzoe, victor in February’s Tokyo gubernatorial election, is expected to help bring nuclear power back to Japan. Despite two anti-nuke contenders in the race, the controversial Masuzoe won the election by a landslide.

Shortly after Japan’s March 11, 2011 triple earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, the nation’s 50 nuclear reactors were shut down. For a moment, it seemed as if Japan might follow in the footsteps of Germany, while serving as a no-nuke role model for pro-nuke Asian countries China, South Korea and India.

During Masuzoe’s gubernatorial campaign, he pledged to increase Tokyo’s energy consumption from renewable resources. …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green