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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s push to restart nuclear power plants idled after the 2011 Fukushima disaster faces stiff opposition ahead of a general election on Sunday, in which his future as leader hangs in the balance if the vote is tight.

A decade after triple meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant forced mass evacuations and a shutdown of the nuclear industry, Japan has restarted only a third of its 33 operable reactors.

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