Tokyo: Despite facing hazardous aftermaths of radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan will continue to use nuclear power, according to a top official.

The power plant was crippled after a magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit Japan in March.

 “Our energy policy is to stick to nuclear power” Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku said on a weekly talk show.

Sengoku said that the government had no plans to stop activity at nuclear reactors except at three in the Hamaoka power plant in central Japan over safety concerns.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said that the government decided to shut down the three reactors at the Hamaoka plant due to risk of a massive earthquake on the Pacific side.

The government has begun a review of the safety of 54 nuclear reactors in the country.

(Agencies)