Japan to bring back nuclear power as major energy source

|By:, SA News Editor

Despite widespread opposition, Japan intends to revive nuclear energy as a major source of electricity, the government disclosed today in a draft document about its long-term energy strategy.

Japan's nuclear plants were idled following the Fukushima disaster almost three years ago, which has caused the country to significantly increase its energy imports. That, in turn, has acted as a drag on GDP.

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