10 May '11, 11am

Japan's Kan declines PM's pay over nuclear crisis

TOKYO : Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday said he will not accept his premier's wage until the crisis at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant is over, and pledged to review energy policy. The centre-left leader signalled that Japan would maintain nuclear power but also boost the role of renewables, making them key pillars of the energy policy of the world's number three economy. Japan was plunged into a nuclear crisis by the March 11 quake-tsunami that hit the plant, causing partial meltdowns, explosions and radiation leaks in the world's worst atomic accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago. Kan said that "along with the plant operator, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), the government bears a great responsibility for the nuclear accident as it has pursued a nuclear energy policy". "As the one in charge of this policy, I wish to offer my apologies to the peop...

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