Kyodo News, Dec. 21, 2013: TEPCO mulls sending managers aged 55 or older to Fukushima [...] for duties [...] associated with damage stemming from the nuclear power plant accident, a company source said Friday. The plan, which the company is hoping to introduce in April, envisages those employees handling work related to victim compensation, decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the source said [...] TEPCO is considering sending veteran employees — around 150 per year — who agree to the relocation, according to the source. [...]
Japan Times, Dec. 19, 2013: In an interview with The Japan Times last week, [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife] Akie said the scope of the Fukushima calamity was beyond people’s assumptions. “I think it is better not have nuclear power plants, as it would be catastrophic if we have similar accidents again. I would rather not have nuclear power plants fired up, even if their safety is fully confirmed.”
Wall St. Journal, Dec. 7, 2013: WSJ: When did you develop your dislike of nuclear power? Mrs. Abe: After March 11, of course. Initially, I didn’t realize such an awful thing was happening. Then things began to come into the open and we began to see so much was hidden from us. I think people have grown distrustful. I hope they will make everything public.
Published: December 21st, 2013 at 5:10 pm ET