Japan's Prime Minister Shizo Abe with workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (29 Dec 2012)
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Japan PM Abe says reconstruction of Fukushima is a priority

29 December 2012 Last updated at 18:06 GMT

Japan's newly elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which was damaged by an earthquake and tsunami last year.

Mr Abe said the process of dismantling the plant, which was decommissioned after the disaster, was an "unprecedented challenge".

He said a successful decommissioning would "lead to the reconstruction of Fukushima and Japan".

Charles Scanlon reports.