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Keidanren refuses to co-host public debate on nuclear power

  • February 27, 2019
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

The Federation of Promotion of Zero-Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy, a group that advocates for no-reliance on nuclear energy, disclosed on Feb. 26 that it received from the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) a letter rejecting its request to co-host public debate on nuclear and energy policies. The letter said: “We cannot accept the request at the moment.” The federation commented that “we will continue to call on Keidanren to co-host public debate.”

 

The federation sent a letter dated Feb. 13 requesting Keidanren co-host open debate, as its chairman, Hiroaki Nakanishi (chairman of Hitachi), had acknowledged the need for public debate on the nation’s energy policy.

 

Keidanren explained in the letter that “we are currently working to complete our proposals on electricity policies by April and are also considering how to promote our vision to win public understanding.”

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