Head of Fukushima investigation defends report

Head of Fukushima investigation defends report

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A report of the nuclear disaster of Japan was defended by the head of major investigation, against criticism. The report was criticised saying that his panel had avoided blaming the individuals and instead blamed the elements of the nation’s culture.

The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission was headed by a doctor, Kiyoshi Kurukawa, said that he stocks to his view that the catastrophe was ‘Made in Japan’. Fingers were also pointed out at the collusion among the regulators and the utility that set off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

He also said that his panel had intentionally stopped short of naming individual culprits. Kurukawa, while talking to the reporters said, “No one takes responsibility in Japan, even those in positions of responsibility”. Kurukawa added, “This is unique to Japan, a culture that stresses conformity, where people don’t complain.”

But still peple are complaining about the commission’s report not only for lacking specifics on responsibility but for making statements on Japan’s culture which appeared in English language version of the documents but not the Japanese version. The March 11, 2012 disaster in Japan had destroyed the backup generators of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in to multiple meltdowns and explosions. About 150,000 people were evacuated from a 20 KM no-go zone.