Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fukushima Disaster Is Not Over, Says Chair of Japanese Diet Investigation of Disaster

Fukushima inquiry reports become bestsellers November 28, 2012 This article was written by Takashi Sugimoto and Koji Kitabayashi.)

[Excerpted] Two of the four inquiries into the Fukushima disaster are selling well in bookstores ahead of national elections in which nuclear power is likely to be a polarizing policy issue....

"The Fukushima nuclear accident is not over yet," said Kiyoshi Kurokawa, who chaired the Diet investigation panel. "Each of us is responsible for the world—and for our children. I hope a wide range of people will read this."

Meanwhile, even higher sales have been recorded for the other report currently in print, one released in February by the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident....

One of its authors said the report's strong sales reflect public frustration with officials.
"I think it reflects people's anxiety and dissatisfaction with official announcements by the government," said Koichi Kitazawa, the panel's chair.

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