Japan's government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of a stricken nuclear power plant, by injecting public funds, the Mainichi newspaper said on Friday.
But the government is unlikely to take more than a 50 percent stake in the company, an unnamed government official was quoted by the daily as saying.
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"If the stake goes over 50 percent, it will be nationalised. But that's not what we are considering," the official was quoted by the paper as saying.