"The Great Shutdown" continues around the world. Only disinformation, as was seen by the censorship and manipulation of news by the British Government recently reported here on DK. In Japan, changing Prime Ministers does not change the goal: Zero Nukes.
From the Boston Globe
In his inaugural address yesterday, Noda said he was committed to phasing out nuclear power, a path set by Kan.
But Noda also stressed that reducing Japan’s dependence on nuclear power would be a gradual process and that reactors that have fallen idle over safety fears since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant would be restarted, albeit after stringent checks and gaining the understanding of local communities.
“To build new reactors is unrealistic, and we will decommission reactors at the end of their life spans,’’ he said. “But it is also impossible to immediately reduce our dependence to zero,’’ he said.
Clarified, by the nation's Industry minister Yoshio Hachiro, when asked:
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Industry minister Yoshio Hachiro said Tuesday that the number of Japan's nuclear power plants would be "zero" in the future, based on Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's policy of not building new nuclear power plants and decommissioning aged ones.
"Considering the premier's remarks at press conferences, it would be zero," Hachiro told reporters in answer to the question whether the number of nuclear plants would reduce to none in the future.
Mainichi Daily News
As I wrote in " 'The Great Shutdown' grows, Japan PM calls for the phase out Nuclear Energy"
No laws have been passed yet, but such a huge bold statement, even as they continue to hide some of the worst, this is not a risky unpopular direction. The end of nuclear power in Japan has leaders, political power and government. I dare the (very right wing) Liberal Democratic Party to be the "ProNuke Party" as they attempt to regain power from this Party. It might even save this Prime Ministers ass.
Japan, the ultimate nuclear power nation, is abandoning the failed god. Joining Germany, Switzerland and more, with the US having built no nuclear power for more than twenty five years, our effective "moratorium" is understood as a Memorial, and we can gird our loins to battle any politician who would endanger our home.
Our job in the short and medium term is to take from office in party and nation all who would endanger our country land and world. I invite opponents to identify themselves for that purpose. We need lists. In the shortest term we must work hardest to make sure leaners and doubters don't make rash compromises or stupid speeches.
No more nukes built anywhere, starting here, growing everywhere. Its up to us to act, not talk, about preventing action by nukers.
The Great Shutdown continues, it requires our undivided attention.