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Japan PM tours troubled Fukushima nuclear plant

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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda toured the crippled Fukushima power station Sunday in a show of resolve over the nuclear disaster there, amid strong public scepticism about his energy policy. 

A photo provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on September 13 shows the upper lid of a reactor pressure vessel being removed by a crane at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Noda, who reshuffled his cabinet last week before a possible snap general election, encouraged the crews who worked to contain the plant's dangerous molten reactors after last year's earthquake and tsunami, TV footage showed.

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