• Kyodo


Diet deliberations on bills to create a new nuclear regulatory agency started Tuesday, with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stressing the need to swiftly launch the body to address public anxiety stirred by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The start of deliberations represents a step forward in establishing the new body, which has been delayed because of objections from opposition parties. The government had wanted to establish it by April 1.

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