The 74-year-old Koizumi has met separately with two opposition party heads — Tadatomo Yoshida of the Social Democratic Party and Yoshimi Watanabe of Your Party — to discuss his mission to rid the nation of all 50 of its nuclear reactors.
A visit to a spent-fuel disposal site in
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Comment: Forgive the creative editing (substituting "Springfield" for "Finland") but, I knew I had this image sitting in the archives and thought what better place to use it than here! Besides, this blog is built around political satire, sarcasm and cynicism! That's why we have that "fair use" disclaimer posted prominently in the right column.
Anyway, my guess is that, even though Koizumi is well known to be a bit on the flaky side, I'm reasonably sure that he would had have to have seen something really-really bad to get him to change his mind on nuclear power. What on earth could be more scary than the thought of Homer Simpson playing with nuclear waste? How about current Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe going before the International Olympic Committee and claiming that there's nothing to worry about! Yeah, I know, gives me the Willies too!