Monday, September 17, 2012

Japanese Professor Compares Use of Nuclear Power to Use of Nuclear Weapons and Considers Both to Be Crimes Against Humanity

Professor Yuki Tanaka of Peace Institute Hiroshima University calls use of nuclear power and following accidents "a crime against humanity" and says it to be comparable to use of nuclear weapons. He tells how the Hibakusha - the survivors of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki regret that they had accepted or supported the use of nuclear power.

He also admits that Japan has not had open discussion about the Japanese war crimes during the World War II. These things must be discussed and learned of before the nation can go on building a new national identity.



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