Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces another prominent opponent to his plans to return to nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster, as a former political mentor called for Japan to immediately abandon its reactors.
More than 30 months after an earthquake triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being told by his own party that Japan’s response is failing.
Yukio Edano followed Prime Minister Naoto Kan through the creation of a political party in 1996 and the ascent of their Democratic Party of Japan to power 18 months ago. Now, as Japan faces its worst crisis since World War II, he embodies Kan’s strategy of transparency.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan sparked a succession race after announcing his resignation, undone by a backlash over his handling of the March earthquake and tsunami that spawned the nation’s deepest postwar crisis.
Entergy Corp. should shut the Indian Point nuclear power plant near New York City instead of continuing to fight local officials who oppose the facility, the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
Japan’s credit rating downgrade gives Prime Minister Naoto Kan an opportunity to push fiscal restructuring measures, such as raising the country’s sales tax, provided he can ward off attacks over his leadership abilities.
Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he intends to win passage of three bills responding to the earthquake and nuclear crisis before stepping down, defining for the first time conditions for fulfilling his pledge to resign.
Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan vowed to outline his plan for the country’s sales tax by the middle of the year after delaying a promised debate on raising the levy as his ruling party’s popularity slumped.