LDP policy chief, Sanae Takaichi, apologizes for her remarks on nuclear disaster

The policy chief of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party apologized Wednesday over her remarks that drew criticism for making light of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

“I retract (the remarks) and offer my apology,” said Sanae Takaichi, who said on Monday that Japan should keep using atomic power while pointing out there was no death directly linked to the crisis.

The remarks sparked criticism from both ruling and opposition camps with the opposition parties urging her to resign as LDP policy chief and a lawmaker.


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