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This Nov. 8, 2012 photo, Rokkasho Mayor Kenji Furukawa speaks in his office in Rokkasho village, Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. Furukawa said his village of 11,000 people cannot do without the Rokkasho spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant because the plant, its affiliates and related businesses provide most of the jobs. "A change of policy is a huge blow to us and could even affect the fate of this village, so we want the government to stick to the program," Furukawa said. "Without the plant, this is going to be a marginal place." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)