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The Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been on Anglesey to give his support to campaigners against plans for a new nuclear power station at Wylfa.
Protestors against the Wylfa Newydd power station have met with the former Prime Minister of Japan this morning.
Naoto Kan is in Llangefni to meet councillors and attend a public meeting about the nuclear plant. Protestors hope his visit will help highlight their campaign to stop the new plant being built on the island.
The company behind plans to build a nuclear power plant on Anglesey has said it will be "delivered safely".
Horizon Nuclear Power has sent an open letter to the former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who's on Anglesey campaigning to stop the plans.
In the letter, CEO at Horizon Alan Raymant, highlighted the safety record of the nuclear industry in the UK and globally. He also said nuclear power has played a key role in Anglesey’s recent history.
Mr Raymant also said an incident like that of Fukushima is not possible as there is no risk of a Tsunami on the island.
Naoto Kan was prime minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima accident, which resulted in large radiation leaks.
It led to his resignation and he's since campaigned against nuclear power.
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was bought by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey.
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Naoto Kan is on Anglesey to meet the farmer refusing to sell his land to Wylfa. There's plans to build a £8 billion nuclear plant there.