YEARENDER: Will Fukushima change Japan's "nuclear empire"?


  • YEARENDER: Will Fukushima change Japan's "nuclear empire"?

    Tokyo - A growing number of Japanese are calling for a more rapid move away from nuclear power, and looking enviously to Germany and Italy for inspiration, after suffering the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.

    'Compared with the two countries, Japan is what I call a 'nuclear empire',' says Makoto Yanagida, a leader of an anti-nuclear group.

    'Big utilities are regional monopolies (in Japan), wielding enormous power across the country. We see vested interests keeping it running.'

    Source: monstersandcritics.com