Yoshioka Hitoshi
  • Yoshioka Hitoshi 
  • By this author: 1 Latest posted: 2015.10.23
Professor at the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyūshū University, specializing in the history and sociology of science. Born in Toyama Prefecture. Graduated and received his master’s degree from the University of Tokyo. Since the 1990s, research activities have focused on nuclear energy policy. Served on the government’s Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations. Author of Genshiryoku no shakaishi: Sono nihonteki tenkai (A Social History of Nuclear Power: Its Development in Japan) and other works.
Time to Stop Nursing the Nuclear Power Industry2015.10.23

The resumption of commercial operations at a nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture last September might seem to bode well for the comeback of nuclear energy in Japan after the nationwide shutdown precipitated by the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. But the author argues that the government’s policy of “long-term nursing care” for an unsustainable industry is merely delaying the inevitable while expo…

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