Half of Japanese oppose restart of nuclear reactors despite raised security standards

Tokyo, July 13 (ANI): A recent survey has revealed that nearly half of Japanese people are against the country's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to restart nuclear reactors.

The Japan Times reports that the opinion poll shows that the proportion of people who oppose the nuclear policy came to 49.7 percent, against 41.1 percent who back it.

According to the report, many Japanese remain cautious about the restart of nuclear reactors despite the tighter standards.

The poll further found that 56.4 percent of supporters of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party back the restart of reactors, while 35.5 percent opposed them.

Meanwhile, other small opposition parties fully opposed the restart of the reactors.

Only two reactors out of the nation's 50 viable units are in operation. The rest remain shutdown following the triple-meltdown disaster at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. (ANI)


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