Professor Masaki Shimoji, Hannan University, Oct. 17, 2013 (7:20 in): The people have been protesting against these violent policies, but the state has been using violence to suppress us. And last year in December, I was detained — for doing nothing — for 20 days. […] They’re trying to pass this law against anybody who is trying to [reach through?] information that is not really convenient for the government and corporations. People are being punished for accessing or revealing whatever is inconvenient. What I would like to share is not only about the nuclear accident, but historically and also politically, this is such a dangerous situation for Japan and other countries, because Japan doesn’t seem to have any self-control. And it reminds about the situation just before World War II.
Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen, Oct. 14, 2013 (at 2:30 in) — Host: How much of a risk is this really for the rest of the world? And why haven’t members of the world wide community really stepped into offer help to perhaps offer funding and consulting services to help liquidate the disaster? Gundersen: The Japanese government hasn’t asked for help. And I don’t know whether that’s pride, or fear that they might find out how bad things really are. Just last week PM Abe asked for help, but I’ve been contacted by 3 American firms that have gone over and begged to give them their technology and they’ve been rebuffed by the Japanese. I really frankly don’t believe the Japanese want to have an adequate solution here, because they can’t afford it.
Published: October 19th, 2013 at 8:29 am ET