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Regarding the Nov. 29 front-page article “Kada’s party sets 2022 end for atomic power”: There is no way the Japanese government is going to end nuclear power generation by 2022. This pledge reflects the moral and intellectual cowardice that I expect from politicians. If the atomic-power risk or threat is so dire, why push its phaseout to 2022? This is a “responsibility shifting” exercise.

These politicians don’t have to intellectually deal with the issue, because the public is not engaged intellectually under the political system. (So why even bother to vote?)

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