Tokyo Shimbun’s Devastating Critique of Fukushima Compensation Bill via Japan Focus

Aug. 03, 2011

Asia-Pacific Journal Feature

On July 27, Tokyo Shimbun, a leading critic of the Japanese government’s approach to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, ran an editorial which lays bare the many contradictions and problems of the compensation bill currently under discussion. The editors accuse the government of supporitng vested interests at the expense of taxpayers and protecting TEPCO in ways that may make alternative energy strategies impossible.

Below is the Asia-Pacific Journal’s translation of the editorial.

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