Following months of leaks, criticism and controversy, the government said Monday it will release most of the transcribed testimony of the late Masao Yoshida, who dealt with the 2011 triple meltdown crisis as head of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

The interview records will be made available to media outlets next month, with some parts redacted to protect third parties mentioned in the interviews and information related to national security, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

"The situation is changing and there will be no problems in disclosing these records," Suga told a regularly scheduled news conference at the prime minister's office.