Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida defends pro-nuclear stance in parliamentary debut

Published Oct 11 2021 at 11:46 AM GMT
  • Japan’s new prime minister Fumio Kishida on Monday defended his pronuclear energy policies, saying that restarting nuclear power plants mothballed since the 2011 Fukushima disaster was vital.
  • Energy became a key issue during the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) recent leadership race, during which Kishida beat Taro Kono, a former vaccine minister who had spoken out against nuclear energy, to become prime minister.“It’s crucial that we restart nuclear power plants,” Kishida said as he….



  • Published Oct 11, 2021 11:46 AM GMT