‘Game Changer’: Former Prime Ministers Team Up To Win Tokyo Election And End Nuclear Power – ‘Our Nation’s Survival Is At Stake’

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‘Game Changer’: Former Prime Ministers team up to win Tokyo election and end nuclear power — “Our nation’s survival is at stake” — “Could have biggest influence ever on national politics” (ENENews, Jan 14, 2014):

Kyodo, Jan. 14, 2014: Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa said Tuesday he will run in the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election with an antinuclear agenda after securing the backing of popular former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi […] The move […] could have game-changing impact on the race for the helm of the Japanese capital […] “I have made my decision to run in the Tokyo governor election,” Hosokawa told reporters after meeting Koizumi. “I have a sense of crisis myself that the country’s various problems, especially nuclear power plants, are matters of survival for the country.” […] Koizumi indicated the main focus of the election will be whether to pursue nuclear power or not, calling the election “a war between the group that says Japan can grow with zero nuclear power plants” and the group that says it cannot. […]

Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 14, 2014: […] “I have a sense of crisis that various problems facing Japan today, especially the issue of nuclear power generation, will endanger the existence of our country,” Hosokawa said, explaining the reason for his candidacy. […] Koizumi said the Tokyo gubernatorial election will be a contest between pro- and anti-nuclear forces. “My belief is that Japan will be able to do without nuclear energy. Hosokawa also has the same belief. That is the biggest reason for my support of him,” he said. […] Koizumi told reporters, “I expressed my respects to Hosokawa from the heart. I will do my utmost so that Hosokawa wins the election.” Koizumi said the Tokyo gubernatorial election could have “the biggest influence ever on national politics.” “If the Tokyo metropolitan government shows that it can go without nuclear power generation, it will certainly be able to change Japan,” he said. Koizumi also said, “If Hosokawa becomes Tokyo governor, he will have a major influence that could shake national politics on the issues of energy and nuclear power generation.” […]

Wall St. Journal, Jan. 14, 2014: [Former Prime Ministers Hosokawa and Koizumi] are expected to stir up the gubernatorial race and bring the energy debate back into the national spotlight. That will likely dismay of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which would rather not have the divisive issue become an election focal point. […] Mr. Hosokawa said […] “I have a sense of crisis that our nation’s survival is at stake over nuclear power.”

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “Candidates need to discuss not only the issue of nuclear energy but also other issues facing Tokyo properly, including preparations for the 2020 Olympics and a long list of children waiting to enroll in nursery schools.”

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4 thoughts on “‘Game Changer’: Former Prime Ministers Team Up To Win Tokyo Election And End Nuclear Power – ‘Our Nation’s Survival Is At Stake’

  1. Well, their lives are in peril, they definitely need a totally new government……chuck out the corporations like Tepco like the trash they are……..unfortunately, it is now too late, and Japan is doomed. Even worse, they have destroyed the food chain for the entire world.
    TEPCO executives, and the Japanese government ought to be hauled into the world court, and be punished. Send them to Fukushima to die, as millions will thanks to their greed.

  2. Their nation is dying, the radiation is so bad, Japan will not survive. This is why some of the big banks reneged on their real estate deals in Tokyo…..they knew two years ago Tokyo would be a wasteland…..so will all of Japan.
    Look at China. Where are the fat cats going? Sydney. Why? They are hoping the southern hemisphere will be safer for them than the northern…..
    Japan is doomed. There is nothing to save it.

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