Environment minister Koizumi says Japan should close nuclear plantsChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 13, 2019
Japan's newly appointed environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, wants the country to close down nuclear reactors to avoid a repeat of 2011's Fukushima catastrophe.
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"I would like to study how we will scrap them, not how to retain them," Shinjiro Koizumi said at his first news conference late on Wednesday after his appointment by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Koizumi's ministry oversees Japan's nuclear regulator. ■