Japan’s first lady concerned about exporting nuclear technology

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In a speech at an event hosted by the non-profit organization Furusa TV which supports farming communities, Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that she is not an advocate of nuclear power and would prefer if the Japanese government did not try to export it in favor of other “clean energy” technologies.  “I feel bad that Japan is trying to sell nuclear power plants overseas because I am anti-nuclear,” she said.  “I think Japan should use part of the money being spent for nuclear power for developing new energy and try to sell Japan-made clean energy abroad.”

The Prime Minister does not share her sentiment and advocates both restarting the nuclear reactors in Japan and also exporting nuclear technology.  Japan has accelerated talks or signed nuclear cooperation deals with the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, India, and France.

Source: Aki Abe Speech (Japanese Only)

Source: Associated Free Press

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