• Kyodo


The administration will effectively accept a plan proposed by opposition parties to set up an independent “nuclear regulatory commission,” lawmakers said following talks between ruling and opposition parties to explore amending a bill to create a new nuclear regulatory agency.

The opposition partners Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito have proposed creating a five-member commission with legally guaranteed independence in personnel appointments and budgetary matters, giving the body a status akin to the antimonopoly watchdog, the Fair Trade Commission.

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