If You Love This Planet: Japan's nuclear policy| March 6, 2012
In this episode of If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks to Kono Taro, Director General of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's International bureau.
He is also a fifth-term Member of the House of Representatives in Japan.
Kono has voiced strong concerns over the Japanese government's nuclear policy. He is especially critical of the government's pursuit of a so-called 'closed' nuclear fuel cycle whereby plutonium is extracted from spent fuel by nuclear waste re-processing within Japan. KONO also opposes the building of new nuclear power plants as the government has so far failed to deal with the issue of nuclear waste disposal.