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Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Sunday it is regrettable that he changed the then Japan Socialist Party’s policy to an acceptance of nuclear power stations while he was in office.

“It was imprudent and it was a failure. I want to apologize,” Murayama told an antinuclear meeting in the city of Oita. “I’m filled with a strong feeling that I should not accept nuclear power stations so I can make up for my mistake.”

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