Minister Kaieda is attempting to make himself be a victim of Prime Minister Kan's confusion, but actually he appears to be a mere spokesman of METI bureaucrats and TEPCO.

Because of revised safety measures and nuclear disaster insurance, it is inevitable the cost to construct a new nuclear plant will rise.
French reactor maker Areva, which now constructs the first European pressurised water reactor(EPR), struggles with cost overruns.

Why do METI and Japanese nuclear reactor makers continue with the policy to export plants to overseas?

Also q.v.