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[bilingual]『外国特派員協会記者会見:冒頭発言全文』”Press Conference – Transcript – the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan” by 佐藤栄佐久元福島県知事 Former Fukushima Governor

以前、福島県知事をしておりました、佐藤栄佐久と申します。
福島第一原発は、できてから今年でちょうど、40年になるところでした。
そのうち18年、約半分の期間、私は知事として、原発が次々巻き起こした問題に取り組みました。

わたくしは、今度の事件は、起こるべくして起きたものである、決して「想定外」ではなかったと、そう思っております。

なぜ、防げなかったのかについて、本日は述べようと思います。この先、日本は原子力発電についてどんな政策をもつべきか、それについてもお話します。

続きは『外国特派員協会記者会見:冒頭発言全文』から。

My name is Sato Eisaku, I was previously the governor of Fukushima prefecture.
This year marks the 40th anniversary since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was built.
For about half of that time – 18 years – I dealt as governor with all manner of problems arising from the nuclear plant.

I believe that this current disaster was one waiting to happen.
It was not at all beyond expectations. This was no “black swan” event.

Today I would like to explain why such a disaster could not be prevented.
I would also like to say what policies Japan ought to have down the road, as regards nuclear power generation.

Continue reading at “Press Conference – Transcript – the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan”.

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