New York Times article: “A Maverick Former Japanese Prime Minister Goes Antinuclear”

Koizumi was prime minister several years ago, and he was very popular with the people. He has a rather charismatic quality about him, like Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton.

What’s ironic is that Koizumi is the same party as current leader Abe, a party that supports nuclear power, and also a party that is considered to be quite conservative. (Sort of Japan’s version of the Republican Party of the United States.)  (Koizumi’s switch to anti-nuclear feelings is recent, according to the article.)

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