Women Abe Selected for his New Cabinet is ``Performance for Public Consumption``
Monday, September 22, 2014
Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently appointed five new female ministers to his cabinet to show that he wants to improve gender equality and revive the economy by promoting women as workers and leaders, "but this personnel selection is a “performance” for public consumption," Tomoko Tamura, an Upper House member from the Communist Party, said.
"Those newly appointed female politicians are not those who have been engaged in promoting gender equality in Japanese so...
Greenpeace Keeps Pressure on Japan to Stay Nuclear Free
Monday, September 15, 2014
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) On September 15, Japan celebrated a "unique and inspiring anniversary, a full year nuclear free, a year without the constant risks and threats of nuclear power," said Hisayo Takada, Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Japan.
A year earlier, the last operating reactor in the country -- Kansai Electric’s Ohi #4 reactor in Fukui Prefecture -- was taken offline. This made Japan, with the third largest number of nuclear reactors in the world, free of electri...