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  • Three months after the nuclear disaster struck Fukushima Prefecture, residents of areas near the crippled nuclear power station remain evacuees. Fuke Yasunobu, managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting, says that the time has come to seriously ponder the challenges the prefecture faces as it travels the steep road toward recovery.

    At the Three-Month Point: Doubts About the Future

    Three months after the nuclear disaster struck Fukushima Prefecture, residents of areas near the crippled nuclear power station remain evacuees. Fuke Yasunobu, managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting, says that the time has come to seriously ponder the challenges the prefecture faces as it travels the steep road toward recovery.

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  • Abe Nobuyasu, director of the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Japan Institute of International Affairs, looks at the tough decisions facing Japan as the country considers its future energy policy. Is nuclear power a viable option in the post-Fukushima era?

    The Choices Facing Japan

    Abe Nobuyasu, director of the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Japan Institute of International Affairs, looks at the tough decisions facing Japan as the country considers its future energy policy. Is nuclear power a viable option in the post-Fukushima era?

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  • Recently, the leaders of Japan, China, and South Korea visited an evacuation center in Fukushima and insisted the situation in the prefecture was under control. But it will take more than optimistic words to appease the concerns of the local people and restore their sense of hope, says Fuke Yasunobu, managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting.

    No More Complacent PR: Time for Concrete Reconstruction Plans

    Recently, the leaders of Japan, China, and South Korea visited an evacuation center in Fukushima and insisted the situation in the prefecture was under control. But it will take more than optimistic words to appease the concerns of the local people and restore their sense of hope, says Fuke Yasunobu, managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting.

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  • In the wake of the nuclear disaster, tourists are avoiding Fukushima Prefecture and consumers are reluctant to buy its agricultural products. Fuke Yasunobu, managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting, rejects the view that blames the prefecture’s dilemma on false rumors, and emphasizes how the government’s careless response has exacerbated the problem.

    False Rumors Not the True Culprit

    In the wake of the nuclear disaster, tourists are avoiding Fukushima Prefecture and consumers are reluctant to buy its agricultural products. Fuke Yasunobu, managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting, rejects the view that blames the prefecture’s dilemma on false rumors, and emphasizes how the government’s careless response has exacerbated the problem.

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  • Managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting, Fuke Yasunobu, poses some tough questions for the authorities tasked with safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of evacuees from the nuclear disaster, and for the reporters covering their plight. He points out that both parties have failed to provide people with the information they need.

    Try to Imagine the Evacuees’ Anxiety

    Managing director of Fukushima Broadcasting, Fuke Yasunobu, poses some tough questions for the authorities tasked with safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of evacuees from the nuclear disaster, and for the reporters covering their plight. He points out that both parties have failed to provide people with the information they need.

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  • The ongoing crisis at the nuclear power station in Fukushima has persuaded many people that nuclear power has no future. Tokyo-based writer, broadcaster, and commentator Andrew Horvat argues that nuclear power remains safer and more environmentally friendly than the alternatives.

    Nuclear Power After Fukushima: Not a Choice but a Necessity

    The ongoing crisis at the nuclear power station in Fukushima has persuaded many people that nuclear power has no future. Tokyo-based writer, broadcaster, and commentator Andrew Horvat argues that nuclear power remains safer and more environmentally friendly than the alternatives.

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  • Toyoda Masakazu is chairman of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, which analyzes energy trends and issues recommendations on energy policy. Here he explains the current conditions and outlook for the future in terms of petroleum, gas, and electricity supply in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster.

    Japan’s Steadily Improving Energy Situation

    Toyoda Masakazu is chairman of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, which analyzes energy trends and issues recommendations on energy policy. Here he explains the current conditions and outlook for the future in terms of petroleum, gas, and electricity supply in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster.

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  • When an explosion took place inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986, Tsumori Shigeru was counsellor at the Japanese Embassy in Moscow. Below, he comments on the lessons to be learned from Chernobyl as Japan struggles to cope with the ongoing situation in Fukushima.

    Experiencing Chernobyl, and the Lessons to be Learned

    When an explosion took place inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986, Tsumori Shigeru was counsellor at the Japanese Embassy in Moscow. Below, he comments on the lessons to be learned from Chernobyl as Japan struggles to cope with the ongoing situation in Fukushima.

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  • Japan will rebuild from the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami, but its recovery will have to involve probing questions about nuclear power and a rethinking of the nuclear future from the twin perspectives of safety and nonproliferation.

    Looking to the Future of Nuclear Power

    Japan will rebuild from the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami, but its recovery will have to involve probing questions about nuclear power and a rethinking of the nuclear future from the twin perspectives of safety and nonproliferation.

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