Oct 22, 2014

Ex-PM Koizumi raps Abe's aim to revive nuclear power

Junichiro Koizumi, known as a firm opponent of nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima triple meltdown, on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy to revive the country’s fleet of idled nuclear reactors. “The government says Japan has the world’s toughest safety standards for ...

Ex-prime ministers call for nuclear-free Japan at rock festival

Sep 30, 2014

Ex-prime ministers call for nuclear-free Japan at rock festival

Two former prime ministers who have become anti-nuclear campaigners in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster joined a rock festival in Tokyo that brought together musicians opposed to atomic energy. “We must create a country where nuclear power generation is zero,” Junichiro Koizumi ...

Ex-leaders revive no-nukes crusade

May 7, 2014

Ex-leaders revive no-nukes crusade

by Ayako Mie

Three months after his defeat in the Tokyo gubernatorial race, former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa has teamed up once again with fellow ex-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to renew their effort to abolish nuclear power, even as the central government takes steps to revive it. ...

Koizumi, Hosokawa to set up anti-nuclear forum

Apr 15, 2014

Koizumi, Hosokawa to set up anti-nuclear forum

Former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa will establish an anti-nuclear power forum in May to promote research into renewable energy and support anti-nuclear candidates in elections, sources said Tuesday. The inaugural meeting will be held May 7, according to the sources. Hosokawa, ...