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Japan clings on to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster

Japan continues to cling on to a vision of a nuclear-powered future despite public anathema to the idea.

Members of the local fire brigade search for the remains of missing people on a beach in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 11, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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TOKYO - Ten years ago, as the world reeled in shock from images of billowing smoke from hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Germany took the bold decision to phase out all 17 of its nuclear plants by 2022.

But not so in the country where the massive disaster struck.

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