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The Diet on Friday approved the appointment of Toyoshi Fuketa as new chief of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, replacing Shunichi Tanaka, who led the revamped body since it was launched in the wake the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011.

The appointment of the NRA’s acting chairman to the post was decided with the approval of the House of Representatives after the House of Councilors gave it the nod on Wednesday.

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