The U.S. government is seeking to help the Japanese government rebuild after the Fukushima disaster, but that means doing so without the backing of Washington.
The U.N. has called on the U.K., France, Germany and other countries to contribute as well.
But the administration is also working with Japan, the only country in the world to have a nuclear power plant that is fully operational.
And even though President Donald Trump and his administration have been critical of Japan’s handling of the crisis, the U,S.
and Japanese governments are in agreement on one thing: A clean-up plan is needed.
Trump has repeatedly called for Japan to build its own nuclear power plants.
Japan has refused, and now the administration wants the countries to work together on a plan to restore power to the nuclear plants.
The White House said Friday it has requested a meeting between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Trump was in Tokyo on Tuesday to visit a U.M.S.-based hospital, where he had planned to meet with victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
But that meeting was canceled after the Japanese prime minister was hospitalized.
Trump’s visit came as a result of the government’s request for more funds for Japan’s efforts to rebuild.
Trump called the U.,S.
to ask if it would support Japanese efforts to restart reactors, the Associated Press reported.
is also offering to provide more aid to the government.
Trump and Abe spoke at a news conference.
Trump also said the U was in talks with other nations to help with the rebuilding.
“The president of Japan has requested the U of S. and other nations assist with the restoration of nuclear power in Japan,” a White House official told NBC News.
“We are working with other countries as well,” the official said.
“I believe that with the assistance of other nations, the Japanese nuclear industry will be able to return to full operation.”
The Japanese government has said that the reactors have been safely shut down since the disaster began.