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Vietnam cancels construction of nuclear plant by Japan, Russia

  • November 23, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Most Wednesday papers reported on the Vietnamese parliament’s decision on Tuesday to cancel the planned construction by Japan and Russia of a nuclear plant in southeastern Vietnam due to cost issues, noting that this is a major setback for the Abe administration’s policy of exporting nuclear energy technology as part of Abenomics. Hanoi reportedly decided to cancel the plan because a safety review that was conducted in response to the Fukushima nuclear accident showed that the construction may cost twice as much as the original estimate.

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