Koizumi Calls on Japan to Abandon Nuclear Power

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  1. t_co

    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    Ex-Prem. Koizumi Calls on Japan to Abandon Nuclear Power - JIJI PRESS

    Shinzo Abe is widely considered Koizumi's protege.
     
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  3. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    termination of nuclear power meaning more reliance on costly oil+gas import how would it be workable for revival of JP economy?

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    Free Karma Senior Member Senior Member

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    Hmm..Japan has already done so I think.

    I remember reading an article a few weeks ago, where japan switched off their last nuclear reactor. andyes the coal and gas imports are killing their economy...but it seems thats what their people want. They are incredibly scared of nuclear power....understandably so (thankyou usa).

    (cant post links yet, search for japan switches off nuclear reactor you get a bunch of news articles)

    They even protest against japan supporting nuclear projects in other countires,that is the level of dislike that they have for nuclear power.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Japanese are writing their doomsday on the wall.

    This will mean import of coal and gas from USA which will boost US economy but screw the Japanese further. One Fukushima has scared them silly. It is indeed a national disaster but what's the guarantee that there will not be non-nuclear disasters?

    Japanese should continue holding on to nuclear energy AS LONG AS they don't produce renewable energy like Denmark. Finland, Iceland and Norway do.

    These Nordic nations have become experts in gaining and harnessing energy from renewable resources.

    But importing coal and gas will destroy their already ailing and stagnant economy, further complicated by ageing population.
     

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