Kan reaffirms demand for end to nuclear dependence


Prime Minister Naoto Kan

HIROSHIMA (majirox news) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged to reduce Japan’s dependence on nuclear power generation during an Aug. 6 ceremony in Hiroshima to mark the 66th anniversary of the city undergoing an atomic attack.

“I will reduce Japan’s reliance on nuclear power, aiming at creating a society that will not rely on nuclear power generation,” told the roughly 50,000 assembled in the Hiroshima Peace Park located at the epicenter of the bomb that hit the city on Aug. 6, 1945.

Kan’s statement came about because of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which continues to leak radiation, with deadly levels of radiation detected there earlier this week.

“The large-scale, long-running nuclear accident has triggered radiation leakage, causing serious concerns not only in Japan but also in the world,” Kan said.

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami triggered the ongoing nuclear crisis, which has leaked radiation and forced tens of thousands to leave their homes, leading to rising public frustration. Kan’s Cabinet is one of the most unpopular in Japanese political history and he is under increasing pressure to resign.

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One Response to Kan reaffirms demand for end to nuclear dependence

  1. Karl on 08/06/2011 at 7:54 pm

    Bravo! Mr. Kan.
    Mr. Kan, because you have taken the right stand, you will be remebered as a solid PM ! Stay the course!
    Don’t worry about your unpopular cabinet. Personally, I think the ‘triumvirate’ who are opposing your sensible postion on non-nuke dependance, might need an early retirement. But you ought not to quit. Stand fast and carry through these now seemingly unpopular actions, and stay on the side of reason and integrity. Don’t waffle with those who put money first, before the lives of the citizens. We heard the testimony of Professor Kodama. That in an of itself ought to be read to all the Diet members, and people of his calibre ought to be enlisted into your cabinet. Don’t follow through with those policies that you now know are contrary to good sense, such as selling Japanese Nuclear tech to countries like VN and Turkey. How hypocritical! If any thing those nations ought to flee from the dangerous industries. They’ll thank you later. God knows.

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