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Kan Speaks on Nuclear Power at Hiroshima Memorial

Kan Speaks on Nuclear Power at Hiroshima Memorial

Doves were released at a ceremony remembering the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at Peace Memorial Park today.

Today marks the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. At a ceremony held at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park today, Prime Minister Naoto Kan drew parallels between the atomic bombing and the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. He took the opportunity to expound on the importance for Japan to ween itself off nuclear power.

On the crisis in Fukushima, Kan said, “The large-scale, long-running nuclear accident has triggered radiation leakage, causing serious concerns not only in Japan but also in the world… I will reduce Japan’s reliance on nuclear power, aiming at creating a society that will not rely on atomic power generation.”

Given Japan’s history with nukes, it is not surprising the people would be uneasy about using nuclear power.



Dustin Dye

Dustin Dye is the author of the YAKUZA DYNASTY series, available through the Amazon Kindle.

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