Japan is aiming to become a nuclear-free country by the year 2050.
To do that, they'll be relying on a new policy that requires atomic reactors to be shut down after 40 years of use.
Local media reported Saturday, that the Japanese government is planning to introduce THE legislation in the coming months to improve safety following last year's nuclear crisis.
The three units at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant that went into meltdown were more than 40 years old.
Japan currently does not have a limit on years of operation for its nuclear plants.
If the 40-year rule is carried out, it would force 18 more reactors to shut down by the year 2020, and another 18 by 2030.