• Kyodo


The chief of a government-appointed panel investigating the Fukushima nuclear crisis said that because his goal is to get to the bottom of the disaster, he is reluctant to conduct hearings with politicians in public.

“I don’t think showing all the exchanges of words would (guarantee) transparency and openness,” Yotaro Hatamura, a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, told reporters Monday in discussing the latest progress in the investigation.

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