A recent Japan Times story highlights the political strategies and tactics under the surface of the Oi reactor restarts. Kansai Electric and the government claims of power shortages may have more to do with trying to hammer the emerging political party in Osaka than actual energy policy. The new party lead by Osaka mayor Hashimoto has sweeping ambitions to take over seats in the national Diet. Restarts and threats of blackouts may have more to do with political tactics then actual energy needs.
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