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Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa on Thursday visited the northern Japanese city of Hakodate in response to it filing a lawsuit to suspend the construction of a nearby nuclear power plant.

The two former prime ministers, who have become stern anti-nuclear campaigners following the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns, met with Hakodate Mayor Toshiki Kudo and observed through telescopes the construction site across the Tsugaru Straits of Electric Power Development Co.’s nuclear plant in Oma, Aomori Prefecture.

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