No change in Japan govt position to restart approved reactors: Spokesman

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's government spokesman said on Tuesday it would continue to restart nuclear reactors that meet an independent regulator's standards after a court issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors in western Japan.

Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government respected the Nuclear Regulation Authority's (NRA) vetting process and said there was "no change" to its position to restart idled plants.

Tuesday's decision by the Fukui District Court was the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power's, the country's most nuclear reliant utility before the Fukushima disaster in 2011.