Japan: Promises for abandoning nuclear energy

Today, almost two years after the accident at Fukushima, the party of Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda promised to exit

nuclear energy within 30 years, according to his program for the parliamentary elections on December 16. 

“Since the nuclear accident (Fukushima), we believe that the Japanese people want a society that does not depend on nuclear power plants,” explained to reporters Noda presenting the program of the party.

Japanese government, led by Noda had already committed to this issue in mid-September, but contradictory statements of party leaders had left to raise doubts about the real intentions of the ruling party.

Yoshihiko Noda

“We will use all available resources to find a way to this goal, which remain firm,” promised Noda. 

Less than three weeks before the election the center-left Democratic Party of Japan, which has been in power since September 2009, is in trouble in the polls since right Liberal Democratic Party probably will win the elections. 

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