*Japanese government is playing their cultural problems to manipulate its people. (15m13s -)
*Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl disaster. (20m30s-)
*It’s possible to solve the problem at Reactor 4 within 3 years (28m40s-)
*Japanese Prime Minister Noda mentioned “Whatever you do, do not affect Tepco.” 3 weeks after the Fukushima accident when he was the finance minister then. (34m40s-)
(16m30s -) They’ve been told by the Japanese government that it’s safe to eat. So planting food on the contaminated soil, they are eating the radioactive food. And they are doing so knowingly it’s radioactive, but can’t go against other family members because of its powerful parental family structure in Japan. He also praised those women in Japan especially the ones with young children are saying “No” to this.
(34m-) The nuclear industry is deeply infused into the government. In Japan when people working for the regulator go to work to high level well paying job at the utility – Japanese call it Ama-Kudari which means [sent into heaven] –the coyness. With IAEA who I’ve seen the paper said that they are the watchdog. But in fact there is an article also says that their goal is to promote nuclear power. So the industry and the government essentially won the matter wherever you go. The present prime minister of Japan Noda was the finance minister during the accident. One of the emails that surfaced about a month ago in which (it was from 3 weeks after the accident) he said that “Whatever you do, do not affect Tepco.” So the government has been more interested in protecting Tepco….but they haven’t been protecting its people.