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Japan faces higher fuel bill as nuclear shutdown enters third year

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 8:25pm
Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - The restart of Japan's nuclear power industry is proving pivotal to the economic vision of the country's prime minister as soaring fuel bills after the Fukushima disaster threaten to keep the country's trade in a deeper deficit for longer.

As Japan marks the second anniversary this week of a crisis that scarred the nation, the fuel bills to pay for lost atomic output are leaving their own scars on the economy, partly owing to Abe's own making.

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