KPFA Flashpoints Radio in Berkeley, California reports from Fukushima. Also, the news program discusses about Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County, California.
By Yoshiko Kurita, Professor of Middle Eastern History, Chiba University, Japan
The present Japanese government ( the Abe administration ), in their efforts to resume the operation of the nuclear power plants in Japan and to promote their exportation overseas, is trying to “delete” the memories and lessons of Fukushima from their official records.
From September 7th through 9th, there were major protests against nuclear power and deployment of MV-22 Ospreys in Tokyo. It looks like more and more people are standing up against social injustice not just the nuclear issue.
Check out the photo report by a photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto HERE.
A photojournalist Munesuke posted a couple of reports on the latest protests against restarting Oi Nuclear Power Plant.
This protest was in Fukui, the prefecture hosts Oi plant, on June 17th.
This was at the Japanese Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo on June 18th.
To learn more about the situation regarding Oi plant, Tokyo correspondent Justin McCury’s article HERE.
Reactor approval meeting moved to private venue after anti-nuclear protests
By Common Dreams staff
June 11th, 2012
In Japan on Sunday, a local nuclear safety commission effectively approved the restart of two nuclear reactors at the Oi nuclear plant in the Fukui prefecture, a necessary step likely to prompt a stamp of approval by the local government.
Full article HERE
What Future Does Nuclear Power Have in Japan?
By Wieland Wagner
March 1st, 2012
“Fukushima put an end to the myth that highly industrialised countries like Japan could guarantee absolute safety and control over the production of nuclear energy.”
– Stefan Schurig, director of the climate energy director of the World Future Council
Collateral Damage From Fukushima Hits Europe
By Julio Godoy
BERLIN, Dec 25, 2011 (IPS) – Several leading European electricity providers and nuclear power plant constructors now count as part of the collateral damage caused by the tsunami that destroyed the Japanese nuclear power plant of Fukushima last March.