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Fifteen current and former mayors will hold a conference this month to lobby against nuclear plants, one of the mayors said.

“We thought we should set up the conference before Kansai Electric Power Co. restarts its Oi nuclear plant” in Fukui Prefecture, Hajime Mikami, mayor of Kosai in Shizuoka Prefecture, said Friday. “By breaking away from nuclear plants, we will protect the lives and property of residents.”

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