Japan plans to develop next-generation nuclear power plants

The Japan intends to develop new generation nuclear power plants

Japan has shut down most of its nuclear reactors since the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

The Japanese government intends to give a serious boost to the revival of nuclear power in the country, a weakened and controversial sector since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, but which is coming back into favor in the face of strong global energy tensions.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Wednesday that a reflection would be carried out on several fronts, including the possible construction of new generation nuclear reactors, which would be a major turning point for the country.

Japan has shut down most of its nuclear reactors since the Fukushima disaster.

If public opinion is, since then, widely opposed to the restart of nuclear power plants, a wind of change is blowing with soaring energy prices, amid calls to limit consumption due to the summer heat wave.

< p class="e-p">The government announced last month its intention to restart nuclear reactors in time to avoid power shortages during the winter.

Seven nuclear reactors were in service at the end of July, and three others were shut down for maintenance. Many are awaiting re-authorization under the stricter regulations in place since the Fukushima disaster.

With the information from Agence France-Presse and Reuters

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