As a Japanese citizen, I strongly deplore seeing the Japanese government contradict energy policy that has already been written. It is not natural to say that all nuclear plants will cease operation by 2030 after the trade and industry ministry has endorsed resuming nuclear power plant construction that has been suspended since the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
I wish the government’s actions would conform with the tenets of its speech and that it would work to realize a nuclear-free world. Otherwise, it threatens to scam the whole nation.
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