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Tepco executives get a taste of citizens’ wrath via The Japan Times

By Jeff Kingston […] In mid-2012, Tepco released the results of its own investigation into the nuclear accident and, with unseemly chutzpah, absolved itself of all responsibility. It was so embarrassing in its exculpatory excesses, and thoroughly contradicted by all … Continue reading

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Investigators fault nuclear culture via the Japan Times

The failure of utilities and nuclear regulatory authorities to prepare for monster tsunami and other crises, made obvious by last year’s catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, was the result of a Japanese institutional problem that blurred where … Continue reading

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Failure guru probes nuclear crisis for lessons, not culprits via The Japan Times Online

Engineering professor Yotaro Hatamura has built a career on failure. Looking for answers: Yotaro Hatamura, a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, chairs the first meeting of the committee investigating the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. … Continue reading

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