• Kyodo


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.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.