12 years after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced a policy to allow new construction and extension of operation for more than 60 years of nuclear power plants, despite the taboo placed on the issue by previous administrations. The Green Party of Japan is speaking out against the policy, citing the dangers of nuclear power plants and the radiation exposure in all aspects of the industry.
The Green Party emphasizes the potential risks posed by natural disasters and military actions, stating that the dangers of nuclear power can never be fully resolved. They also argue that the use of nuclear power leaves a negative legacy for future generations and that opposition to nuclear power is at the core of the Green Party’s formation.
The government is currently conducting four public comments on the promotion of nuclear power and the GX realization policy, and the Green Party is calling for the public to voice their opposition. The party is also focusing on the unified municipal election in 2023 and appealing to address the climate crisis.
In conclusion, the Green Party of Japan is urging the public to join their fight against the promotion of nuclear power and to take action against the potential dangers posed by nuclear energy.