Japan's Nuclear Village

Kingston, Jeff
September 2012
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;9/10/2012, Issue 37, p1
The article discusses the concept of nuclear village in Japan, which refers to the institutional and individual pro-nuclear advocates comprised of the utilities, nuclear vendors, bureaucracy, the Japanese parliament, financial sector, media and academia aimed at promoting nuclear energy. The power and influence of the nuclear village expanded as Japan's nuclear sector grew. The alleged manipulation of nuclear policy by the nuclear village has been challenged, but the fourteen related lawsuits filed by local citizens have not been successful.


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