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Japan election

Future of nuclear power looms over Japan's LDP leadership race

Former anti-nuclear crusader Kono now sees limited role in zero emissions effort

A fuel rod is inserted into a reactor vessel inside the No. 1 reactor building at Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear power station.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- As the field for the leadership race for Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party takes shape, energy and environmental policy look set to play a bigger role than usual.

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