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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:13 PM
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New Japan PM targets nuclear power
New Japan PM targets nuclear power
September 03, 2011|New York Times

TOKYO - Japans new prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, promised yesterday to keep Japan on its path of phasing out nuclear power, saying it was unrealistic to build any reactors in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis or extend those at the end of their life spans.

In his first speech to the nation as prime minister, Noda, Japans former finance minister and a fiscal conservative, also said Japan would seek to rebuild its tattered finances even as it funds reconstruction following the countrys devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident in March.

Speeding up the recovery and reconstruction process is our biggest mission. We must also work to bring the nuclear crisis to an end as swiftly as possible, Noda said. But our finances are also on the brink. We must strike a balance between economic growth and fiscal discipline.

The government would seek to cut wasteful spending in other areas to squeeze out extra funds, Noda said.

Noda...

http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-03/news/30110412_1_n...
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proverbialwisdom Donating Member (366 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:22 PM
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1. That's huge. I'd read he held different views.
Could've been at Bloomberg News after his election or maybe at ex-skf.blogspot.com .

I'm glad to hear he respects public opinion.
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:53 PM
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2. Someone with sense.
Thank you.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:36 PM
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3. I'm happy to read this
unrealistic to build any reactors in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis or extend those at the end of their life spans.
Nuclear just takes money and resources away from the real problem and that is finding a safe and sustainable way to provide our electrical power. Nuclear was never safe nor a cheap way to power our electrical generators. If it wasn't for our government early on pushing for more and more nuclear plants so they could harvest the ingredients to make bombs with we wouldn't be using it at all. On its own nuclear energy isn't feasible to use.

rec
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:12 AM
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4. Outgoing PM Kan's farewell press conference (CSPAN Video at link)
Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan gave his farewell address and took press questions at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo. He defended his handling of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant disaster in March 2011, but admitted he was unable to communicate to the nation effectively.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Naoto
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