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In their policy agreement, the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito have failed to declare that they will aim to eventually end nuclear power generation in Japan. They have agreed only to gradually decrease Japan’s reliance on it, without indicating the year in which all of Japan’s nuclear power plants should stop operating.

Komeito’s campaign pledge for the Dec. 16 Lower House election had said that the party will endeavor to achieve “zero nuclear power” as soon as possible.

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