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The Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant: Community Conflicts and the Future of Japan’s Rural Periphery via Japan Focus

Ashes to Honey is one of two films on the Kaminoseki plant controversy released in 2010, along with Houri no Shima (Sacred Island) by Hanabusa Aya.

The two films, both the work of independent women filmmakers, focus on the residents of Iwaishima, the vast majority of whom have been opposing the construction of the plant for the past 30 years out of fear for their livelihood and the natural environment surrounding the island. The fact that supporters of the Kaminoseki plant feature in neither film is indicative of the polarized interpersonal relations in the community, and the difficulties for opponents of the plant to even approach supporters to hear their side of the story.4 In this article, I will explore the “other side” of the Kaminoseki debate, i.e., the perspective of those who support construction.

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