On April Fools' Day, writers offer their views on who has been deceived -- and who has been behind the deception -- surrounding the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant on March 11, 2011, and the ongoing related problems in the prefecture and beyond.

What's wrong with this picture?

Japan's new Basic Energy Plan sees nuclear power as an important base load energy source. But whatever "base load" means politically, the public is lulled — fooled — into a sense that, despite Fukushima, nuclear will remain a logistically viable long-term option.