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Top opposition party gives up on goal of eliminating nuclear energy

  • February 28, 2017
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported on remarks made yesterday by Democratic Party President Renho that her party has abandoned its goal of breaking away from nuclear energy by 2030, speculating that the party leadership was forced to give up on the ambitious proposal out of deference to the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), its most powerful supporter. The Federation of Electric Power Related Industry Workers’ Unions, a key member of Rengo, is vehemently opposed to the proposed idea.

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