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Ex-PMs Kan, Koizumi urge Japan to quit nuclear power generation via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Former prime ministers Naoto Kan and Junichiro Koizumi on Monday urged Japan to stop using nuclear power, saying the country should learn from the Fukushima crisis a decade ago and turn to renewable energy. Both were proponents … Continue reading

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Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown via The Japan Times

BY PHILIP BRASOR As with many feature films based on real-life incidents, “Fukushima 50,” which opened nationwide March 6 and depicts the actions of the men who struggled to contain the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following … Continue reading

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Wylfa B protesters make their voices heard in Japan via North Wales Chronicle

PROTESTERS who are against plans for a nuclear plant on Anglesey are visiting Japan for a week of campaigning. Robat Idris, Linda Rogers and Meilyr Tomos, members of PAWB – People Against Wylfa B – have been invited by Friends … Continue reading

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How Fukushima turned a nuclear advocate into an antinuclear champion via Christian Science Monitor

APRIL 11, 2018  FLAMANVILLE, FRANCE—Trading “le nucléaire” for renewables is a tough sell in the planet’s most nuclear-dependent nation. Naoto Kan came to France anyway. The once pro-nuclear former prime minister who led Japan through the Fukushima nuclear disaster recently made … Continue reading

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The Truth about the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima and the Future of Renewable Energy

Naoto Kan, Japan’s prime minister from 2010 to 2011 and author of My Nuclear Nightmare (Cornell University Press, 2017), discussed his experience leading his country through the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, March 28, 2017 as part of … Continue reading

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The hero who averted nuclear catastrophe via The Irish Times

The tsunami that hit Japan six years ago almost caused another Chernobyl in Fukushima. Journalist Rob Gilhooly was there and has written a book about the aftermath […] This culminated in the book Yoshida’s Dilemma: One Man’s Struggle to Avert … Continue reading

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan: “If You Love Your Country, Let Nuclear Go!” via TruthOut

[…] Former Leaders During Nuclear Meltdowns Now Oppose Nuclear Power Former Soviet Premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the then USSR during the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in Ukraine; and Naoto Kan who was prime minister of Japan when … 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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Fukushima: thousands have died, thousands more will die via The Ecologist

By Ian Fairlie […] Mental health consequences It is necessary to include the mental health consequences of radiation exposures and evacuations. For example, Becky Martin has stated her PhD research at Southampton University in the UK shows that “the most … Continue reading

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Fukushima, Japan four years on: ‘Nuclear power and humans cannot co-exist’ – video via the Guardian

Watch 10-minute video here. Japanese with English subtitles. 日本語、英語の字幕

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