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Japan tilts toward nuclear energy with METI back in driver's seat

Ex-economy ministry officials pervade top ranks of Kishida administration

Officials with strong ties to METI occupy key government and party posts under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

TOKYO -- Japan's energy policy is expected to turn more nuclear power friendly under new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, with officials with deep ties to the pro-nuclear Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry taking up top party and government posts. 

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