18 Nov '11, 7am

Fukushima 'not obstacle' to Japan business: PM: NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said...

Fukushima 'not obstacle' to Japan business: PM: NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said...

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Friday that the Fukushima nuclear disaster was no longer "an obstacle" to business in Japan. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago, left 20,000 people dead and missing and was a huge blow to the world's third-biggest economy. Speaking on the Indonesian island of Bali, where he is to attend the East Asia Summit on Saturday, Noda said: "The nuclear accident is not an obstacle to business in Japan any more. "Eight months have passed since the earthquake," he added. "Japanese people have made strong efforts for recovery. "Infrastructure and local economy in the affected areas have been restored, normal daily life has come back... and many factories have restored their supply chains. "This is more than just a recovery after a disaster. ...

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