Japanese Nuclear Policy

Dear Friends,
As stated in my last BCC message attached below, “the destructive power of nuclear energy and immorality in all directions” seems to be increasingly understood worldwide.It is confirmed by the reported successive retreat by MItsubishi and Hitachi, following Toshiba, from the similar nuclear projects in Turkey and Great Gritain,meaning the total collapse of Japanese nuclear export projects.
Japan is undeniably a “natural disasters superpower”.It is a huge mistake to have built there 54 nuclear reactors.Their existence constitutes the greatest menace for Japan.It is a matter of ethics and morals  to put an end to nuclear generation.
The law of history does not allow immorality to last long.
The surfacing of the law is awaited.
With warmest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Swizerland
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Dear Friends,
Toshiba has retreated from the nuclear construction project in Great Britain.
France has withdrawn from the Astride project of creating a new type of nuclear reactor.
“The destructive power of nuclear energy and immorality in all directions” seems to be increasingly
understood worldwide.
The nuclear policy of Japan could not but be affected by such emerging new international moves as the intervention of the United Nations in the protection of health of the workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant and that of the temporary refugees recommended to return to the native places where radioactivity is 20 times higher than before the accident.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recently authorized the restart of the Tokai No.2 nuclear reactor
situated only 250 km from Tokyo. It reflects the problematic level of the Commission, for the mere intuition of a citizen allows us to foresee the decisive opposition of the public against this decision. The neighboring cities have started reacting strongly as expected.
The nuclear policy of Japan remains fundamentally the same as before the Fukushima accident of 2011.
Conscientious Japanese citizens can hardly understand or accept it. The nuclear energy seems to paralyze the sense
of ethics.
With warmest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
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