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Japan Wants Up to Nine Nuclear Reactors Online This Winter

  • The government expects tight supply over summer and winter
  • Kishida is ratcheting up rhetoric amid push for more nuclear
Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he asked for as many as nine nuclear reactors to be online this winter to help with an expected power crunch. 

“There are concerns about a power shortage this winter,” Kishida told a news conference Thursday. “We must prevent this situation.”