Tag Archives: Jun’ichiro Koizumi

Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox? via The Diplomat

[…] Constitutional matters aside, several events have lent credence to suspicions that Tokyo is already firming up this potentiality. The codification of the safety of the nuclear power program within the Atomic Energy Basic Law as indispensable to national security in 2012, … Continue reading

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Ex-leader of Japan Turns nuclear foe, calls for shutdown of all 54 Japanese nuclear reactors via The Santa Fe New Mexican

TOKYO — William Zeller, a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy, was one of hundreds of sailors who rushed to provide assistance to Japan after a giant earthquake and tsunami set off a triple meltdown at the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Japan’s government should stay out of U.S. sailors’ lawsuit against Tepco via The Japan Times

Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Let me first acknowledge that after four long years of silence, the Japanese government has finally taken a position regarding the lawsuit filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. in the U.S. by more than 450 … Continue reading

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LDP may lose next election if nuclear exit becomes main issue: ex-PM via The Japan Times

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said the pro-nuclear ruling party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could lose the next Lower House election if nuclear power becomes the main election issue. Citing recent gubernatorial election wins for candidates concerned about restarting … Continue reading

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Fukushima Backlash Hits Japan Prime Minister via CounterPunch

Nuclear power may never recover its cachet as a clean energy source, irrespective of safety concerns, because of the ongoing saga of meltdown 3/11/11 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Over time, the story only grows more horrific, painful, deceitful. … Continue reading

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Former senator pledges to support vets in Fukushima lawsuit via Stars and Stripes

Former Sen. John Edwards has pledged to support hundreds of U.S. sailors, Marines and airmen who say they were sickened by radioactive fallout from the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. […] Edwards — the 2004 Democratic … Continue reading

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Former Japanese leader starts fund for US vets who helped Fukushima via Stars and Stripes

[…] Hundreds of veterans, claiming a host of medical conditions they say are related to radiation exposure after participating in Operation Tomodachi relief efforts, have filed suit against the nuclear plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. A massive earthquake … Continue reading

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Tearful Koizumi backs U.S. vets suing over 2011 nuclear disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

CARLSBAD, California–Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi broke down in tears as he made an emotional plea of support for U.S. Navy sailors beset by health problems they claim resulted from radioactive fallout after the 2011 nuclear disaster. More than 400 … Continue reading

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Sailors Sickened in Japan Radiation Leak Meet Former Prime Minister via 7 San Diego

Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi spent three days in San Diego hearing from sick U.S. Navy sailors. Many of them served on USS Ronald Reagan. The sailors participated in Operation Tomodachi five years ago, providing aid to Japan after … Continue reading

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Koizumi, Hosokawa head to Hakodate to help city fight MOX nuke plant across strait via The Japan Times

HAKODATE – Former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa, who are now known as leading opponents of nuclear energy, will visit Hakodate in Hokkaido Thursday to lend a hand to its mayor’s campaign against the construction of a nearby … Continue reading

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