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Koide Hiroaki: A Message for Young People in Europe and Asia; The Fukushima Disaster and the Tokyo Olympics via Perspectives Asia, Heinrich Böll Stiftung [小出裕章からヨーロッパ・アジアの若い人たちへのメッセージ]


Nine years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, fundamental issues remain unresolved. In fact, the “Nuclear Emergency Situation” declared on 11 March 2011 has yet to be rescinded. Many domestic critics saw the Olympics as a ploy to distract from the nuclear disaster. It was concern about the spread of Covid-19 that led to the temporary postponement of the Tokyo Olympics for one year. But the larger question remains: Should a country with an ongoing nuclear disaster be hosting these games?

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