Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), the “third force” emerging as a serious challenger to the political status quo, unveiled a watered-down version of its election platform Thursday devoid of a definitive road map for phasing out nuclear power.

Instead, the party merely stated in a separate document that nuclear power plants are to “fade out by the 2030s” — the same goal that Prime Minister Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan has included on its platform.

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