Japan considering nuclear restart


Discussions are underway to restart one of Japan's idled nuclear plants for the first time since the meltdown at the Fukushima plant just over a year ago.

The Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture, operated by Kansai Electric Power, may be set to re-start after government ministers agreed to a new safety standard for assessing idled nuclear reactors last week.

Since Japan stopped most of its the nuclear power plants following the Fukushina crisis, the country has endured higher costs from importing fuel.

The BBC's Rico Hizon spoke to Nobumasa Akiyama, Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University and asked him how the re-starting of the plant may impact Japan's power industry?

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