10 years later, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan opens up about the Fukushima accident in “HOPES”.
Ten years ago to the day, the world was struck by one of the most severe nuclear disasters in history in Japan, at Fukushima. Three years earlier, in 2009, Yannick Monget was denouncing the risk for a new nuclear disaster to occur, and to affect a rich and technologically advanced country like France or Japan. In his book “Terres d’Avenir”, he went so far as to contemplate an accident at one of the nuclear sites near Tokyo, Tōkai or Fukushima. Barely three years later, reality caught up with fiction and the dreaded scenario took place, ironically, on this very site. Today, it is the Japanese Prime Minister of the time, Naoto Kan himself, who in “Hopes” is sharing his testimony on the accident which has radically changed his view on nuclear energy. Photo credit: DR