Japan's Kansai sees summer shortfall without reactors

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Kansai Electric Power, the Japanese utility most reliant on nuclear energy, might face a power shortage of about 20 percent unless it can restart reactors taken offline after the Fukushima crisis. Jeffrey Kingston, Asian studies director at Temple University, Japan Campus, said, "These shortage estimates are flexible. It all depends on how hot it is, whether the government will have mandatory cuts again, and whether consumers continue to cut back and conserve."