Nuclear Power and Shifts in Japanese Public Opinion

Penney, Matthew
February 2012
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;2/13/2012, Issue 7, p1
The article discusses several studies on the shifts in Japanese public opinion on nuclear power. The national broadcaster NHK reported in November 2011 that 70 percent of Japanese wished to see nuclear power eliminated. The poll differed sharply from an April 11, 2011 report of "Asahi Shimbun" that indicated 51 percent wanted to maintain the current nuclear situation. The article also details a "Yomiuri Shimbun" report that suggested that the Japanese public is resigned to the use of nuclear power.


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