• Kyodo


Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Friday he believes Japan’s new energy policy, to be released this summer, can be based on the idea of reducing nuclear power to 15 percent of the nation’s total electricity supply.

“Fifteen percent can be one base,” Hosono said, while noting limiting the operation of reactors to 40 years is the government’s policy and the 15 percent idea is in line with that policy.

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