Junichiro Koizumi visited Germany – a nation that has decided to give up on the use of nuclear power – and Finland, which continues to rely on nuclear technology. The 71-year-old former leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has made his opinion known after the trip that he is for the abandonment of nuclear power.
Koizumi has retired from politics, and his seat in the Diet is now held by his son, Shinjiro Koizumi. But he remains an influential personality in Japanese politics, and it is certain that his comments will attract the attention of the country’s media.
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Comment: The former Japanese Prime Minister had until now hoped Elvis would save the world from itself but upon hearing that the King was actually dead and not just in hiding as he had previously been led to believe, he has since decided that Japanese super hero "Ultra-Man," pictured above left is best equipped to rid the world of nuclear power.