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Japan to Consider Building Next-Gen Nuclear Plants, Nikkei Says

Japan will consider building next-generation nuclear power plants in a policy reversal that will embrace atomic energy to curb emissions and ensure future electricity supply, according to the Nikkei.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will formally announce the move on Wednesday at a government meeting, the newspaper reported. Japan essentially barred construction of new nuclear plants in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, instead focusing on restarting existing facilities.