Japan's new leaders set to work Thursday on dismantling plans to rid the country of nuclear power by 2040, pledging to review a post-Fukushima policy.
Toshimitsu Motegi, appointed as Economy, Trade and Industry Minister, arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, on December 26, 2012. Japan's new leaders on Thursday pledged to review post-Fukushima plans of ridding the country of nuclear power by 2040.
The pro-business Liberal Democratic Party-led government also said they would give the green light to any reactors deemed safe by regulators, indicating shuttered power stations could start coming back online.
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