Wife of Japan’s Pro-Nuke Prime Minister: “I’m opposed to nuclear power” — “My heart aches to see him selling nuclear power overseas”

Published: June 11th, 2013 at 9:18 pm ET
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Title: Nuclear advocacy lands Abe in hot water with wife
Source: The Japan Times
Author: Kanako Takahara
Date: June 12, 2013
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Nuclear advocacy lands Abe in hot water with wife

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be pushing to sell Japan’s atomic plants abroad, but his wife, Akie, doesn’t seem to be on the same page, saying her “heart aches” to see him being pronuclear.

“I’m opposed to nuclear power,” she said in a June 6 speech in Tokyo. “My heart aches to see him selling nuclear power overseas.” [...]

An ex-radio DJ, Akie Abe said she will say out loud what her hubby may not want to hear. “I’m the opposition party at home. [...]

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  • nedlifromvermont

    Everywhere, it seems, it is the women (not exclusively) who seem to "get" that nuclear power is a poor choice for power for a planet inhabited by fragile, carbon-based life forms, to which they actually give birth, occasionally …

    it seems that over-intellectualized men and shills and parasites are, primarily, the willing henchmen of this death-dealing fraud scheme we know as the "nuclear power industry(?!)"

    peace to the 'newsers … death to unnecessary, not cheap. not green and low carbon, and definitely not safe nuclear shit power!!!


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    • Jay

      Every detail points to Yakuza/Mafia/Organized Crime involvment .
      Oh , really !

      Basically his wife is saying " We have a gun at our head " …
      That being said only a Revolution would change things now …
      Get toghether right now over me …


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      • Jay

        Fact : at conception all embryos are females , but some go defective 2 weeks later and became males …
        See how many people know this high school book fact ( ok , 'defective' is my own take ) .

        See how many people heard of Fukushima .
        See how many people know what DNA stands for .
        See how many people believe there is a gene(s) for intelligence .

        Than , see how many people read ( slowly and entirely ) the political Platforms of the main parties in their country .


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        • Jay

          … so U can say firmly that all males once were females for a brief time , and even today we carry the sweet reminder of that brief party : our niples .

          … but will the Japanese be smart enough to understand the subtle message Abe's wife is spreading world-wide ??

          Where is John Lennon when you need him ??


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  • J.

    This is welcome news. I follow Japanese current events closely and have for decades, and I can say this kind of public opposition by a spouse is exceedingly rare. I actually can't recall anything similar.

    There is very little good news regarding Fukushima. Let's hope there will be more public opposition.


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  • We Not They Finally

    GOOD FOR HER!!!


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  • Mack Mack

    Can Mrs. Abe run for Prime Minister next election?


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  • Mack Mack

    Quotes from a recent Japan Times Editorial called "Cease promoting nuclear power"

    >> "Mr. Abe’s decision to push forward with nuclear power technology is deplorable given the damage caused by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant."

    >> "Mr. Abe’s decision to move forward with the development of nuclear power technology represents his cynical disregard for the victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis."

    >> "Mr. Abe should stop promoting nuclear energy."

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/06/11/editorials/cease-promoting-nuclear-power/


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  • DeSwiss

    You know it just occurred to me: How detached from reality would you have to be to know that you have several nuclear reactors melting-down back home, but your task now is do some 'diplomacy' and sell your nuclear expertise to all comers?

    And on top of that, to have 90% of your own nuclear reactors back home gathering dust and cobwebs (while they sit on active fault lines) at the time you're selling these harebrained ideas to supposedly rational people.

    And you expect people to believe you. And to buy from you.

    These people are truly sick. :-/


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Our planet is contaminated from radiation, thanks to nuclear.


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  • irhologram

    IMO she is saying for him what he is held hostage not to say. If, as it seems apparent to many, 3/11 was sabotage, and if, as the theory goes, all leaders (in Japan and elsewhere) are being held hostage by a global agenda of elite criminals who will kill not only them, but their entire country….then …then this seeming "breach" in his marriage, is more likely, a way around this blackmail, and a message to his people and to the world, if we are willing to see the make up of the Japanese culture. His wife would not, just would not, in the Japanese culture, make such a statement unless they were in agreement that she should. Yes, Japanese women are "liberated." But one is never liberated from a cultural upbringing so strong as the one in Japan.


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      or it is simply modeling what to do if you are anti-nuclear in Japan: Remain submissive. Wring your hands, but don't do anything. As if Abe isn't "selling" Japan's nuclear industry at home, as well. Stagecraft.


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      • NoNukes NoNukes

        The most important factor is not the genocide of a nation, the death of countless children in horrific ways, but the protection of the pro-nuclear salesman's feelings: "But I try to say it euphemistically so as not to hurt him.”


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    • dodge

      I'm too far away, but what you say makes sense, I hope that is the case, and that this will allow others in opposition to begin to express their opinions. It is often difficult to express a "minority" opinion in politics – but many will rise to the challenge, far more difficult indeed almost impossible in politics is to express the "taboo". Some subjects are just not given voice. In the United States energy politics – the taboo subject is long term (permanent)spent fuel storage. In the news 25 years ago – it is never addressed from within… hence the crumbling temporary storage facilities leaking – aging – filled beyond design capacity – and no planning for tomorrow.


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    • Jay

      irHologram " IMO she is saying for him what he is held hostage not to say " .

      I agree 100 % , you continue to look smart to me .

      Once there was a stranger with a knife that appeared in Canadian ex-Prime Minister Chretien bedroom … soon the PM retired and the succesor send Canada to Afghanistan ( Chretien was opposed to that , later over 150 Canadians died for an oil company and politics ) …

      Once a stranger showed up in England's Queen bedroom , but I don't know what she forfeit later to the warning …

      Since we can't trust anylonger any governments the solution is back to the Wild West ( Hey , it happened already , but the politicians stopped it ! ) :

      1) arm all the population ( for free ) with handguns

      2) let them clean the DNA garbage specially since statistically Mafia and its corrupt politicians are a minority in numbers

      The Wild West gun-in-the-holster is the equivalent of our bodies Immune System …

      http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/04/01/a-town-that-welcomes-you-with-open-arms/

      " … Gun control carries a double meaning in Kennesaw, Ga., a Southern hamlet where the mayor leaves his door unlocked, rocking chairs creak on pretty porches and locals enjoy the most fearsome gun laws in America.

      “You break into a house in Kennesaw, you might just end your life,” muses Lamar Cato, a regular at the Big Shanty barbershop on the city’s Main Street. “I know my rights. I use the motto, ‘shoot now, ask questions later.’ ”


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  • homeenergyexpert homeenergyexpert

    Fukushima Plant Getting Close To #4 Fuel Rod Recovery! News story~http://news.yahoo.com/fukushima-plant-steps-closer-fuel-135231863.html


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  • weeman

    A women's priority is maternal a mans priority is provisional.


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  • We Not They Finally

    All I can say is I wish that everyone would awake to the fact that our leaders all over the world dont care really what happens to us all as long as there is a profit.Thats what our economics have cost us.Our Souls.Without a Soul we are already dead.

    If there was aver real concern for the evolution of humanity we never would have opened the Pandoras box to the doom of this planet.

    If it is too late so be it we go the way of the dinasours….A single molecule of Plutonium a man made element will kill. WE watched while billions of molecules have spread all over the planet.


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  • VanneV anne

    I wouldn't hold my breath. The only cause for celebration is when the spread of any nuclear technology is shut down permanently worldwide. There are so many nuclear technology failures, I don't see why any company or government that has a nuclear failure shouldn't be shut down permanently. Liability needs to be at 100%. This includes BP and other fossil fuel failures. This includes Monsanto and other bioengineering companies.

    Government regulation is supposed to be by and for the people. Anything less is unacceptable and genocide.


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  • We Not They Finally

    The only thing that makes sense is that the Reptilians are actually an alien race and that the game plan is to remove humanity from this planet and replace it with methane breathing aliens….


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