Junichiro Koizumi Quotes

I want to work hard toward my goal that there will be zero nuclear power generation.

 
Context
He was speaking from retirement. When he was Prime Minister--2001-2005, and active politically, he was in favor of nuclear power for Japan. But after the meltdown of the reactors at Fukishima, he saw happening exactly what the corporation executives running the nuclear power told him could never happen. He aslo supported the claims of American Sailor who had provided much help in the nuclear emergency that they were suffering from deseases brought on by teh excessibe radiation that they encountered.
Citations

Junichiro Koizumi, Interview with Motoko Rich, The New York Times, Jabuary 1, 2017

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Junichiro Koizumi
Junichiro Koizumi
  • Born: January 8, 1942
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Profession: Prime Minister

Junichiro Koizumi is a Japanese politician, who was the 56th Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. He retired from politics when his term in parliament ended in 2009, and is the sixth longest serving PM in Japanese history.