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Japan Restarts Reactor in Step on Slow Road to Nuclear Power

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Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s restart of one of its nuclear reactors on Tuesday begins a government-backed process to get more atomic stations online throughout Japan, a policy supported by industry, yet largely opposed by the public.

Kyushu Electric plans to restart a second reactor in the middle of October. Next year another 11 may begin operation, according to Polina Diyachkina, an analyst who has covered Japan’s power utilities for three years at Macquarie Group Ltd.