In a recent post about Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan,
Since he took office in December, Abe has been pushing exports of nuclear power plants, among other infrastructure facilities, as a pillar of his economic growth strategy. His latest trip to Turkey came only five months after his last visit to discuss nuclear cooperation with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Turkish counterpart. Under Abe, the government has also agreed to start discussing a nuclear energy pact with Saudi Arabia and resumed talks with India, which were suspended after meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011.
The Prime Minister is busy exporting Japanese nuclear technology throughout the world. A messy story from Fukushima would impair the “brand.” Perhaps I can understand their efforts to market the technology, but how is it that other countries are interested in purchasing the technology from Japan? Is the price right? Little money down, low monthly payments, loan assistance programs?