Tag Archives: Hiroyuki Kawai

How a Harley-riding ex-ally of villains is leading a nuke revolt via Bloomberg

In the basement of a three-story house in a leafy neighborhood in Tokyo, about 40 lawyers crowded together, plotting against Japan’s massive nuclear power industry. The host was 73-year-old Hiroyuki Kawai, one of Japan’s most colourful litigators. The end game? … Continue reading

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Documentary renews debate over renewable energy via The Japan Times

Earlier this month, Kyodo News surveyed 44 companies that started selling electricity to consumers after the energy market was liberalized in April 2016. More than 60 percent of respondents objected to the government’s plan to make them share in costs … Continue reading

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Fund started to help Fukushima thyroid cancer patients cover expenses via The Japan Times

A group comprising medical and legal experts announced Friday it has launched a fund to provide financial support to children who were diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the 2011 nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture. The group, named 3/11 Children’s Fund … Continue reading

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AP Interview: Japan Lawyer Wants No-Nukes After Fukushima via ABC News

Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai stands out in Japan, a nation dominated by somber dark suits: When not in a courtroom, he often wears colorful shirts and crystal-covered animal pins. He is a Noh dancer, a tenor and, of late, a filmmaker. … Continue reading

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