The reason why Japan shifted from fossil fuels to nuclear energy is because of the oil shock that happened in the 70's. In support of PM Abe, I also don't think it's a good move to shift back to fossil fuels because it could hurt Japan's economy. Yet, I also consider the fact that Japan is prone to major earthquakes. We just need to wait and see on what the Abe administration has to say or do about this issue.
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From thinking ‘There’s something wrong with society,’ this leads them to ‘The media’s not reporting the truth,’ and while these matters have no direct bearing on their lives, they become agitated.
Good point. One of the primary reasons why people does not listen to media is that it is already too mainstream; and at worst cases, one cannot even consider those things as news. That's why people tend to go to the internet to look for stuff that matters, leading them to netto-uyo sites.
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@gogogo Indeed. I would have to agree with you. In addition to that, it is also mentioned in the article that "Japan's construction workforce, is shrinking and aging", which can be considered as one of the few problems that the Abe administration must resolve. Most of us know that rehabilitation is the primary concern in Touhoku region due to the aftermath of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Keynesian economics might be useful in this matter. My point is that this article somehow emphasizes that the demand for skilled laborers in Japan is slim or even crippled at some sort of way.
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Interesting article. I'll look forward to more news about East Asia, focusing on Japan, which is my respective field of study.
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