LDP may lose next election if nuclear exit becomes main issue: Koizumi - Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said the pro-nuclear ruling party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could lose the next lower house election if whether to give up nuclear power becomes the main election issue. “(Anti-nuclear) opinions are beginning to grow…that could influence the (next) House of Representatives election.”
An anti-article 9 revision protester holds a sign outside Japan's Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, May 15, 2014. Abe today called for a review of legal limits on the military’s ability to fight overseas, signalling a potential landmark change in a security policy long constrained by the pacifist, post-war constitution. — Reuters pic
Abe says Japan cannot do without nuclear power: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan “cannot do without” nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster. He and his cronies make too much money from it and don't want to lose their cash cow.