Prime Minister Naoto Kan was spotted purchasing five books related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident and other nuclear power issues at a Tokyo bookstore on Thursday morning.
Kan told reporters that the books would be his autumn reading material. One of the books is a personal account from a former mayor of Fukushima, and the others deal with radiation issues and the Fukushima accident, TV Asahi reported.
Kan said he had no official duties for the morning – a rarity for a weekday – and so took the time to shop for books as well as take a repose from the stresses of office.
Japanese media have been speculating that Kan may be accumulating nuclear power industry knowledge to begin a career in anti-nuclear lobbying after his resignation as prime minister.© Japan Today