• Chikushino, Fukuoka

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The only problem with True Spence’s implication that a modern Japan cannot exist without nuclear power (“Kan’s escape from nuclear reality,” July 31) is that the corollary is not so certain. Serious future meltdowns and nationwide radiation excesses could well mean that nuclear power or its effects could exist without Japan. As the aftereffects are in the tens of thousands of years, even the longevity of the Japanese would be no match.

In the present climate of the culture of deceit and collusion, of which only the tiniest tip has been so far visible, my money is on nuclear meltdown and not Japan’s survival.

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.

david wood

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