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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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Former PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power makes little economic sense, must end via The Japan Times

[…] “I’m absolutely sure that there will no longer be nuclear power by the end of this century. This is because it doesn’t make sense economically, and enough energy can be provided without it,” Kan said in a lecture to … Continue reading

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Ex-PMs Koizumi, Hosokawa launch antinuclear body via Global Post

Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa continued their antinuclear campaign Wednesday with the launch of an entity to promote renewable energy. The founders of the Japan Assembly for Nuclear Free Renewable Energy also include prominent figures in various … Continue reading

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Koizumi, Hosokawa unite to launch anti-nuclear entity via Japan Daily News

Despite losing his Tokyo gubernatorial bid on an anti-nuclear platform, ex-Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa is once again teaming up with another former Premier, the ever-popular Junichiro Koizumi, to continue their fight against the use of nuclear technology. The two former … Continue reading

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Pro-nuclear candidate elected Tokyo governor via Aljazeera

Ruling party backed candidate Yoichi Masuzoe wins gubernatorial vote, raising concerns over PM Abe’s pro-nuclear agenda. Yoichi Masuzoe, a former health minister backed by Japan’s ruling party, has been elected as the new governor of Tokyo, after defeating two candidates who … Continue reading

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Tokyo Governor Poll a Referendum Over Nuke Policy via abc news

The surprise entry of a 76-year-old retired prime minister-turned-potter in the Tokyo governor’s race is turning the election into a virtual referendum on the future of nuclear power in post-Fukushima Japan. Morihiro Hosokawa, who led Japan two decades ago, has … Continue reading

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【Editorial】Election spotlight on nuclear power via The Japan Times

Whether Japan should rely on nuclear power generation will be a main theme in the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election as a result of former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa’s announcement Tuesday that he will run in the election on a … Continue reading

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Ex-PM Hosokawa Looks to Energize Tokyo Race via The Wall Street Journal

Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa may come out of retirement to run for Tokyo governor on an anti-nuclear platform, a move that could push Japan’s energy debate back into the national spotlight, while shaking up the gubernatorial race. Mr. Hosokawa’s … Continue reading

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