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The Government Revitalization Unit kicked off a four-day review session Sunday by targeting nuclear research programs in view of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

In the first “shiwake” screening session held by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s team, all seven of the GRU’s lawmakers and private-sector energy experts said that a long-running program for developing nuclear fuel recycling technology with the glitch-prone Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor must be radically revised.

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