The Horizon purchase can be seen as a desperate attempt to show Japanese society that is , with total justification, that there is a place for nuclear and even new nuclear in the world.
I still feel that, like the German public , the Japanese public will resist all attempts by their ruling establishment to progress with the craziness that is the nuclear industry.
The first statement we have from Horizon states that the Hitachi reactors are the tops! The same executives a few months ago were peddling the EPR and Westinghouse reactors. This should make everybody realise that the key thing to these companies is the return they make for their shareholders!
We assume that Hitachi will now apply to have the reactor appraised by the GDA process that only a few years ago it pulled out of for some reason?
Lets see what happens!