• Bloomberg


The global rally in energy costs due to the war in Ukraine has prompted a small group of Japanese politicians to revisit an option that’s been a hot-button topic in the country over the past decade — boosting nuclear power generation.

A group of influential opposition lawmakers from Nippon Ishin no Kai, a conservative-leaning opposition party, is calling on the government to restart reactors sooner than planned to tackle rising energy costs and utility bills, NHK reported on Tuesday. The group is seeking to have the plants turned on as an emergency step, following the lead of a group of ruling Liberal Democratic Party party members that have decided to file a similar request, according to the report.

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