Category Archives: Japan

Risking Coubertin’s Vision: Japan and the International Olympic Committee

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Akio Matsumura

What did you take away from the Sochi Olympics? Was it the dazzling, digitized opening ceremony? The fantastic hockey? A heartbreaking ski crash? Whichever moments you choose to remember, hundreds of millions of others – proud of their athletes, proud of their countries – will select their own after yesterday’s closing ceremony.  Above all, the Olympic Games… Continue reading

The Nuclear Olympics: Crisis and Opportunity in Tokyo’s Election

Akio Matsumura

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Since the Fukushima accident, I have presented the opinions of several eminent scientists on the Fukushima disaster and we have received many insightful responses from other experts in many fields. Many thanks to our friends for constantly translating this work into French, Spanish, Japanese, and German – hard work that brought in thousands of new readers. Our joint efforts have gained a… Continue reading

Sacrifice and Spiritual Law: Solutions for Fukushima

Japanese (日本語 ), German and French

by Akio Matsumura
“Thirty seconds into what may ultimately be regarded as one of the defining speeches of his career, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slowly raised his hands chest high, then spread them out sideways in a gesture of confidence.
“Let me assure you,” he said, addressing members of the International Olympic Committee on… Continue reading

The Environmental Hazards of Japan’s Reprocessing: An Interview with Gordon Edwards, Ph.D.

To follow our recent introduction of Frank von Hippel and Masafumi Takubo’s report on alternatives to Japan’s plan to reprocess at the Rokkasho plant, Finding the Missing Link interviewed Gordon Edwards, PhD, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, discusses the environmental hazards associated with reprocessing programs.

http://youtu.be/uUNtpbRyE8c… Continue reading

Needless Nuclear Reprocessing: The Bridge to Unnecessary Risk

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Introduction by Akio Matsumura

I decided to work full time on expanding the conversation on the Fukushima accident and cleanup process because of one reason:  nuclear power plant accidents have the ability to alter our land and society for tens of thousands years. We have seen major conflict over the last centuries, but even in the case of World War II, in… Continue reading