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Mrs Abe anti-nuclear


Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
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I'm not often on JT, but this one caught my attention:

Abe's wife says she is anti-nuclear

The wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not like nuclear power and would rather her husband’s government did not try to export it, she said in a speech. [ ... ] Akie Abe said Japan should press on instead with renewables.

“I feel bad that Japan is trying to sell nuclear power plants overseas because I am anti-nuclear,” she said in a closed-door speech at an event organized by a non-profit group that supports farming communities.

“I admit it is an important technology that Japan has,” she said, footage posted on the website of the organizer showed. I think Japan should use part of the money being spent for nuclear power for developing new energy and try to sell Japan-made clean energy abroad.”

Perhaps not exactly opposing her husband, but surprisingly
critical nevertheless. Would she make such a statement without consulting her husband or is this just an election ploy to appeal to the growing strata of nuclear dissenters?

Whichever it is, I'm looking forward to public reactions.
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