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Latest Kaoru Yosano Items
Japan's nuclear industry is eager to restart reactors shut down for maintenance or switched off after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami caused explosions and meltdowns at a power plant in the northeast and sparked a nationwide panic over radiation exposure.
Japan's economy has shrunk over the past six months and might not recover until autumn because of declines in consumer spending, factory output and exports in wake of the tsunami and nuclear crisis.
Japan confirmed Monday that China's economy surpassed its own as the world's second largest in 2010 and said a late-year downturn was its first quarterly contraction in more than a year.