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Thein Sein Tours Japanese Power Plants

23 April 2012

Burmese President Thein Sein toured two thermal power plants on Sunday as part of a five-day visit to Japan that began on Friday. He first visited the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s gas-powered plant in Kawasaki, and then went to an “environmentally friendly” coal-fired Isogo power plant in Yokohama, according to a report by The Japan Times. Japan’s utilities have increasingly turned to thermal power since they were forced to suspend all but one of the country’s 54 nuclear reactors after a tsunami last year triggered core meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.