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Diet endorses nuclear cooperation pact with India

  • June 8, 2017
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All papers reported on the parliamentary approval of the Japan-India civil nuclear cooperation pact on Wednesday, noting that it will take effect in July at the earliest after domestic procedures have been completed in both nations. The dailies said the opposition bloc remained highly critical of the accord since India is not an NPT signatory. Mainichi and Nikkei said although the pact was pursued by the Abe administration, which considers the export of nuclear power plants to be a key element of Abenomics, Japanese nuclear plant manufacturers are not necessarily optimistic about the potential for businesses opportunities in India. They said Westinghouse’s plan to build six atomic power plants in India is growing elusive due to the company’s bankruptcy and its parent firm Toshiba’s financial difficulties.

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