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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 05:06 PM

Japan's First lady repeats skepticism of exporting nuclear technology

First lady repeats skepticism of exporting nuclear technology
December 30, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Japan’s first lady again questioned the wisdom of exporting nuclear technology, a pillar of the growth strategy championed by the administration of her husband, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“It remains anybody’s guess if proper maintenance will be provided overseas,” Akie Abe told a TV program on Dec. 29. “I wonder how Japan would cope in case of an emergency.”

Akie Abe, who has called herself an “opposition within the household,” has long been openly skeptical about Japan’s export of nuclear power reactors. An opponent of nuclear power generation, she told a lecture session hosted by a nonprofit organization in June that she sees such exports as “very heart-wrenching.”...


http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201312300045

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