Japan nuclear stocks down on opposition party’s phase-out plans. Japanese nuclear power companies were losing ground on Friday after the opposition party affirmed its intention to phase out nuclear energy.
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According to Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, the Rokkasho reprocessing plant is unlikely to begin operations in September 2018, as it was previously planned. The September 2018 date for the start of operations was set in 2015. That was the 22nd delay in the history of the plan, which was initially supposed to begin operations in 1997.
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The popular governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, Friday unveiled her policy platform to unseat Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pledging to scrap nuclear power by 2030 and freeze a planned tax hike. Koike, who has shaken up the sleepy world of Japanese politics with her new Party of Hope, aims to distinguish herself from Abe with her vow to phase out nuclear power in Japan, still haunted by the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. The party also promised to ditch a proposed sales tax hike from eight to 10 percent. Abe plans to use part of the proceeds from the raise to boost funding for childcare as the country battles a falling birth rate.
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