New industry minister Yuko Obuchi started to spin a clear pro-nuclear message Sunday, seeking to convince a deeply skeptical public of the upside of atomic power by arguing that the resource-poor Japan should be realistic about meeting its energy needs.

More than three years after the Fukushima disaster, the public remains unconvinced about the safety of nuclear power, and the tricky task of winning them over has fallen to Obuchi, the first woman to head the powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog