Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority will have the final say regarding the restart of the country's idled reactors, said Toshikazu Okuya, director at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office. Okuya noted that public anti-nuclear sentiment brought about by the Fukushima Daiichi accident hinders the restart. "The opinions are divided, but we are trying to share the reality of Japan, about our energy situation," said Okuya, adding that the government is "trying to take back confidence from the public, and we are doing that."

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