Asahi: Fukushima nuclear disaster is affecting every region of the world – Japanese Professor
July 28th, 2012
(Subscription Only) Title: NAGASAKI PEACE SYMPOSIUM: Fukushima disaster figures big in discussions
Source: Asahi AJW
Author: HIROSHI MATSUBARA
Date: July 28, 2012
With “The road to nuclear weapons abolition” as its theme, the annual International Symposium for Peace, held alternately in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, has offered a venue for calls to scrap the world’s nuclear arsenals.
During the panel discussion, Nobumasa Akiayama, an associate professor of Hitotsubashi University and researcher with the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Accident, said Japan must fully reflect the fact that it is responsible for a nuclear disaster that is affecting every region of the world.
“It became clear that Japan failed to learn from safety lessons from the Three Mile Island accident and the Chernobyl disaster, and unfortunately, many countries planning to expand nuclear power generation are reluctant to learn lessons from Fukushima, because it would mean they need to impose tighter regulatory measures,” Akiyama said. “We are now asked to solve this problem.”