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Protesting as Japan regains nuclear power

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A protester shouts slogans during an anti nuclear rally near Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's official residence, in Tokyo, Japan, on July 6. Despite the rain, tens of thousands of people gathered around the prime minister's office and the Diet to protest against the restart of reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant.

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Protesters scuffle with the police forces during an antinuclear rally near Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's official residence, in Tokyo, Japan, on July 6.

Reuters reports -- Japan ended two months without nuclear power on Thursday when the No. 3 unit at Kansai Electric Power Co's Ohi plant became the first reactor to resume supplying electricity to the grid since a nationwide safety shutdown after the Fukushima disaster.

Japan's last working reactor was idled in early May, leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970.

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