(Subscription Only) Title: Most Japan newspapers oppose nuclear power, some critical of disaster coverage
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: Oct 3, 2012
“With 160,000 evacuees having moved within the prefecture or outside it, divisions have developed,” said Jun Sakuma, the city news editor at Fukushima Minpo. [...]
Sakuma said the paper has decided to aggressively print residents’ opinions and highlight problems for the central and prefectural governments. He said it had also run articles about the need to test all bags of rice produced in Fukushima for radioactivity.
But regarding the effects of radiation, Sakuma said, “I get the feeling that Tokyo-based national newspapers are focusing on the risks, so I think reporting that may lead to excessive worries could be inappropriate.”
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Published: October 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm ET