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“We need to recognize this hopeless sight…. To recognize that this horrible crime is what our country is doing to us”: Interview with Mutō Ruiko via the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Mutō Ruiko interviewed by Katsuya Hirano Translation by Ryoko Nishijima Transcription by Akiko Anson Mutō Ruiko is a long-time antinuclear activist based in Fukushima. She represents 1,324 Fukushima residents who filed a criminal complaint in June 2012 pressing charges against … Continue reading

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Fukushima and the Crisis of Democracy: Interview with Murakami Tatsuya via The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Katsuya Hirano Murakami Tatsuya is the former mayor of Tōkaimura or Tōkai village located approximately 75 miles north of Tokyo and 111 miles south of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Tōkaimura is considered the birthplace of nuclear power in Japan since … Continue reading

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