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Japan gears up for next-generation nuclear tech: 4 things to know

Mitsubishi Heavy and Hitachi reveal detailed plans for safer reactors

TOKYO -- Japan is preparing to open a new nuclear era, and some of the country's industrial giants want in.

As part of a big energy policy shift announced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan plans to sanction the building of nuclear power plants for the first time since the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant following the country's March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

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