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Edano announces candidacy to lead DP

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano officially announced his candidacy Tuesday for leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, calling for achieving the party’s goal of reducing the number of operating nuclear power plants in the country to zero ahead of schedule.

Edano, 53, also said that he aims to continue cooperation with the Japanese Communist Party.

The DP currently hopes to eliminate all nuclear power plants in Japan before 2040.Speech

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