Title: Noda to examine issues to end nuclear dependence
Source: NHK World
Date: Aug. 6, 2012
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he’ll ask his ministers to clarify what issues lay ahead if the country should end its dependence on nuclear energy.
Noda told reporters in Hiroshima on Monday that he wants to see a thorough discussion on the matter, rather than rushing to reach a conclusion.
He indicated that he won’t insist on sticking to the government’s initial target of the end of this month in deciding the country’s new energy policy.
Mitsuko Nishikawa, NHK Reporter: The Japanese gov’t plans to decide on the energy policy by the end of this month, but with support growing for the 0% nuclear power option it is considering postponing that deadline.
Published: August 6th, 2012 at 6:38 pm ET
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