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Japan Elections: Antinuclear Candidate's Win Poses Risk to Plant Restarts

July 11,2016 13:12

TOKYO—The election Sunday of an antinuclear governor in the only Japanese prefecture with an operating nuclear power plant poses another risk to the government's efforts to restart idled nuclear plants. Former journalist Satoshi Mitazono defeated ...and more »



TOKYO—The election Sunday of an antinuclear governor in the only Japanese prefecture with an operating nuclear power plant poses another risk to the government’s efforts to restart idled nuclear plants. Former journalist Satoshi Mitazono defeated incumbent Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito largely by pledging to suspend operations at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear plant, which is located in the southern prefecture. Mr....

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