Last week's approval by Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa to restart two Takahama nuclear reactors, followed by the Fukui District Court's lifting of a provisional injunction, means Japan will soon fire up its third and fourth reactors since 2012.

"I made my decision after the safety aspects had been considered and approved by (the) Takahama township and prefectural assembly, and after considering the general policies of the national government and Kepco," Nishikawa said, referring to Kansai Electric Power Co.

The Fukui District Court ruled that, as there was no clear and present danger to local communities from the reactors, there was no reason for the injunction.