Hon. M. Murata, Our Correspondent in Japan
Fukushima Continues to Put the World at Risk
Aug 29, 2022
It is indeed a pity that Russia continues to challenge the peace movement. A ‘punishment’ is unavoidable and hopefully approaching. We are all concerned over the War and the Ukrainian nuclear reactors.
We are pinning our hope on the teachings of philosophy, that immorality cannot long survive.
Prime Minister Kishida announced 4 days ago new nuclear policy that includes not only the restarting relevant reactors, but also construction of new reactors and the development of new types of reactors.
The news struck the Japanese like a bolt from the blue.
As you may know, Japan faces a serious crisis, one of the aspects of which is the deepening influence of the multiple contaminations emanating from:
(a) radioactivity due to the failure of the reactor design to consider the probability of a tsunami, and the failures of containment efforts after the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami,
(b) COVID 19 pandemic,
(c) a sect of Korean origin that influences Japanese government policy, and
(d) worldwide ‘nuclear village’ of those who support nuclear power despite its dangers.
The new nuclear policy clearly shows regrettably the outstanding and overwhelming influence of the ‘nuclear village’.
Civil society is naturally standing up against this sudden and imprudent change of policy.
Based on the law of history, we can foresee the difficulties in wait for the new nuclear policy not devoid of immorality inherent to nuclear power.
I hasten to remind you of our new important suggestion to consider the departure from nuclear reactors as a prerequisite to denuclearization. Combine this movement with that calling for banning nuclear reactors, making thus the combined movement visible and convincing.
Please allow me to count on your understanding and support.
With best wishes,