Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met with anti-nuclear activists and business leaders in Tokyo on Wednesday. The meeting came as Noda’s government is struggling to put together a post-Fukushima energy plan for Japan.
The goal is to balance the country’s economic needs with the widespread anti-nuclear sentiment following the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant.
Since then, Japan has committed to big increases in renewable power.
The big question now is whether the government’s plan will also call for phasing out nuclear power and if so, how quickly. Meanwhile, residents of the region affected by the Fukushima disaster are coming to their own conclusions.