Earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan called for a society that doesn’t rely on nuclear power. His announcement stunned some of the political establishment, but it seems in line with Japanese public opinion. A recent poll revealed that 70% supported Kan's nuclear strategy.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said something few expected ever to hear from a Japanese leader: He called for the country to become a society that “can do without atomic energy.” Daniel Aldrich, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said today that he is giving up his $20,200 a month salary "until the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is brought under control," Kyodo News reports.There is video of the prime minister (with English translation) making that announcement during a news co