Old ideas in new packaging

Written by  Urs Fitze

70 per cent of the Japanese population is against nuclear energy since Fukushima. But the nuclear phase-out was only a reality for close to two years, between September 2013 and August 2015. Two reactors have since been put back into operation despite considerable local opposition.

The Liberal Democrat government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was elected in 2012 and won with a landslide in 2014, wants to increase the share of nuclear energy in the electricity mix back to 20 per cent by 2020. Prior to Fukushima it had been close to 30 per cent, and at that time, there were even plans to increase it to 50 per cent. Abe's popularity is not harming his nuclear policy. With his economic policies of the colloquially termed Abenomics, he is emphasising Japan's traditional, patronage-based policies and is pitching old ideas in new packaging: raising debts and printing money to finance promises he made to the electorate in rural areas who supported him to a large extent. Even in the Fukushima constituency, Abe's party holds four out of five seats in parliament. The political opposition, primarily the Democratic Party, is completely divided when it comes to nuclear energy. The traditional industry-oriented trade unions in particular stand on the side of the nuclear lobby.

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Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen „Energiewende“-Debatten möchten wir einen kritischen Diskussionsbeitrag leisten für all jene, die mehr wissen wollen zum Thema Energie. Und wir möchten einen Beitrag leisten, die tiefen ideologischen Gräben zu überwinden, die Befürworter und Gegner trennen. Denn die Wahrheit wird bei diesem Thema sehr schnell relativ bzw. relativiert, man bewegt sich auf einem Feld, in dem sich Experten, Meinungsmacherinnern, Ideologen, Betroffene, Opfer, Lobbyisten, Politikerinnen und Weltenretter tummeln. Sie alle sollen zu Wort kommen, sie sollen von ihrer Wahrheit erzählen, der Wahrheit des Strahlenopfers ebenso wie jener des Kraftwerkbetreibers, des Befürworters und der Gegnerin.

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