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Nuclear power crucial to Japan's net-zero goal: industry minister

Hagiuda plans to seek funding to invite TSMC chip plant

Koichi Hagiuda, Japan's new minister for economy, trade and industry, touched on the importance of nuclear power and Japanese chip production. (Photo by Tomohiro Ebuchi)

TOKYO -- Nuclear power is "indispensable" to decarbonizing Japan, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday, a sign that the new government under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will push hard to restart the country's reactors.

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