Energizing the new ‘wasteland’

Tokyo

Regarding the March 6 article “Tsuruga nuke plant sits atop major fault“: Japan has a chance to really shine again. Give up nuclear power and show the world that it is possible to generate power to run a country from alternative sources such as solar and wind.

Japan now has hundreds of thousands of acres of wasteland never to be inhabited by humans again — the area 20 to 30 km from the Fukushima No. 1 plant reactors — where hundreds of thousands of solar panels and wind turbines could be set up to provide hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Japan with all the power they need.

Why don’t the politicians see what is right in front of their eyes?!

People in government seem to often think they have all the answers and fail to look outside for solutions or to ask the public for suggestions to solve many of the country’s problems. If only they would listen to ordinary people who truly love Japan.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

fred ishikawa