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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a statement that day that Japan would use nuclear reactors to help his country and other interested countries reduce their dependence on Russian energy, according to media reports on May 5.

Kishida suggested that the Government of Japan would raise 1.5 trillion yen of investment over the next decade to achieve the country’s carbon neutrality target of 2050. During this period, Japan expects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030.

In addition, Kishida also acknowledged that due to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the Fukushima nuclear plant leak, nuclear power projects have been challenging to operate in Japan in recent years. As a result, the authorities scaled down more than 30 nuclear power plants to just a few still in operation built in the early days.

However, since the crisis in Ukraine, global energy costs have soared, and most people and businesses in Japan hope that the Government will be able to restart nuclear reactors and thus solve energy security problems.

To that end, Kishida stated that nuclear energy would be part of the country’s future energy policy. At the same time, Japan will reduce its dependence on other countries, particularly Russia, by expanding access to energy, promoting renewable energy, and using nuclear energy to diversify its sources of electricity generation.

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