• Kyodo


Science and Technology Agency chief Tadamori Oshima will visit Fukui Prefecture on Nov. 26 as a step toward resuming operations at a controversial fast-breeder nuclear reactor that was shut down following an accident in 1995, local government sources said Saturday.

Fukui Gov. Yukio Kurita is reported to be interested in restarting Monju — Japan’s only prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor — on condition that it is included in a long-term nuclear research and development plan for Japan.

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