• Kyodo


Democratic Party of Japan policymaker Yoshito Sengoku created a stir Monday by describing the looming shutdown of all nuclear power plants in Japan as “mass suicide.”

“If we don’t think about what the economy and our livelihoods will be like in the event of (a total nuclear) halt, that would be, in a sense, something like the mass suicide of Japan,” Sengoku said during a speech in Nagoya.

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