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Mr. Naoto Kan was Prime Minister of Japan from June 2010 to September 2011. Having experienced as Prime Minister the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident that occurred in March 2011, Mr. Kan announced in July 2011 his commitment to promote renewal energy such as solar, with a vision toward a nuclear free society. Mr. Kan resigned as Prime Minister in September 2011 and now serves as a member of the Diet of Japan. He is a member of the Democratic Party of Japan. Mr. Kan has been working to promote the policy of phasing out nuclear power and developing renewable energy.

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福島原発事故に遭遇して

(12) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 4:10 AM

私は今回の福島原発事故が起きるまでは、安全性に注意していれば原発事故は起きないと考え、政策的にも原発を活用するという方針で取り組んでいました。しかし実際に福島原発事故に総理として直面し、5000万人の避難が必要となるぎりぎりの事態を経験し、考え方を180度変えました。

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Faccia a faccia con l'incidente di Fukushima

(12) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:00 AM

L'incidente all'impianto nucleare di Fukushima Dai-ichi è stato il più grave nella storia dell'umanità. All'Unità 1, le barre di combustibile si sono fuse dopo circa cinque ore dall'onda sismica, e il combustibile fuso è filtrato nella vasca di pressione del reattore. Entro cento ore dall'incidente, si sono verificate fusioni nelle...

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Fukushima und die Folgen

(9) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 4:14 PM

Der Unfall im Atomkraftwerk Fukushima Daiichi war das schwerste Unglück in der Geschichte der Menschheit. In Block eins setzte innerhalb von fünf Stunden nach dem Erdbeben die Kernschmelze ein, und der geschmolzene Brennstoff bahnte sich seinen Weg durch den Reaktordruckbehälter. Innerhalb von 100 Stunden nach dem Unfall schmolzen die Brennstäbe...

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Encountering the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

(254) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 4:15 PM

The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was the most severe accident in the history of mankind. At Unit 1, the fuel rods melted down in about five hours after the earthquake, and molten fuel breached and melted through the reactor pressure vessel. Meltdowns occurred in Units 2...

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