• Kyodo


Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan admitted the response to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis was defective and called for drastic improvements should another occur.

The existing response regime under the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, which is part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “did not function at all in terms of crisis management” after the March 11 megaquake and tsunami triggered the Fukushima crisis, Kan said.

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