Regarding the May 29 front-page article “Kan tells nuke probe: 3/11 overwhelmed us“: However former Prime Minister Naoto Kan is judged, to me his actions in the wake of the 3/11 Fukushima nuclear plant accidents were like those of a father desperate to protect his family facing an unimaginably enormous and horrifying monster in a strange environment that he was unable to control.
Whether Kan’s actions are considered too spontaneous or unprofessional, they can be understood perfectly as the response of a normal human being with a heart. Under the circumstances, I think Kan was a rare and very trustworthy prime minster.
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