Shiga Prefecture Gov Yukiko Kada on Monday said she is considering forming a new political party with an anti-nuclear power platform. It would become the 17th political party in Japanese politics.
Kada told reporters that the current state of Japanese politics is bogged down and nobody can reach a consensus on anything, TV Asahi reported. She said her new party, to be called Japan Future Party, will unite all the forces against Japan relying on nuclear power for its energy needs.
Kada said she hopes to form alliances with like-minded smaller opposition parties such as Ichiro Ozawa’s People’s Life First Party, Green Wind and Shizuka Kamei’s Tax-Cut Party.
Kada will hold a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to outline her plans..