Japan reactor restarts despite opposition

Residents and others opposing the restart of the Ikata nuclear reactor gathering near the plant in Ehime prefecture, about 700km south-west of Tokyo, yesterday. Opposition to nuclear power has seen communities across the country file lawsuits to prev
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Residents and others opposing the restart of the Ikata nuclear reactor gathering near the plant in Ehime prefecture, about 700km south-west of Tokyo, yesterday. Opposition to nuclear power has seen communities across the country file lawsuits to prevent restarts.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2016, with the headline 'Japan reactor restarts despite opposition'. Print Edition | Subscribe