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Police officers and security personnel stand in front of the gate of the Kyushu Electric Power Sendai nuclear power plant as anti-nuclear protesters rally against the restarting of the nuclear reactor in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu yesterday.  Japan restarted a mothballed nuclear reactor for the first time in two years since the Fukushima meltdown. (Jiji Press/Getty Images)
Police officers and security personnel stand in front of the gate of the Kyushu Electric Power Sendai nuclear power plant as anti-nuclear protesters rally against the restarting of the nuclear reactor in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu yesterday. Japan restarted a mothballed nuclear reactor for the first time in two years since the Fukushima meltdown. (Jiji Press/Getty Images)
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A Japanese power company restarted a reactor today, the first time a reactor has been operating since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima plant and forced the country to shutdown its entire nuclear power industry.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson from Tokyo to discuss the situation.

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  • Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC Tokyo correspondent. He tweets @wingcommander1.

This segment aired on August 11, 2015.

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