Japan shutdown its nuclear plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Nuclear energy is beginning to gain political and public support in Japan. The country‚Äôs prime minister recently announced the restart of seven reactors by the summer of 2023. In Japan, a major reversal last month, the government now wants to restart more nuclear power plants that were idled after the 2011 Fukushima disaster and is interested in expanding investments in next-generation plants. Weeks after the announcement, Japanese broadcaster NHK commissioned a new survey that revealed half of the population supports the government’s initiative to expand nuclear power. NHK found that 48% of the respondents supported Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan of developing next-generation nuclear reactors as a reliable, clean energy power source in the country. About 32% opposed the plan, and another 20% were undecided. The survey was conducted between Sept. 9-11 via random telephone conversations among 1,255 […]