May I humbly suggest a way Japan might rebuild its status as a world leader with a plan for their recovery that all nations facing similar challenges could follow to their creating a better world that we so desperately need?
I’m sure the Japanese people have had more than enough of nuclear disasters and need dependable peace and security in their lives.
Well, then don’t even attempt to repair or rebuild another dangerous nuclear power system.
For probably the same or even less cost, build solar power into every house and building; at the same time, build in equipment for recycling water and waste, etc., etc.
Use B.C.’s forest of beetle kill for beautiful blue toned lumber in the homes. There is a Prince George man who invented a very strong but light-weight building block that uses beetle-kill wood and slash. Not a stick of wood should go up in smoke.
Roof supports could be strong enough for a flat rood that might have an area of light soil for growing vegetables and fruit or whatever. Share the space with solar panels or could the latter be wings on the side?
Design is infinite. Instead of telephone poles, why not solar poles?
I’m sure the artistic and inventive people of Japan would have endless input into a new design for a safer, greener country without the nagging fear of nuclear energy gone wrong.
My best wishes to them.
Heroes deserving the next Nobel peace prize: 1) the brave men at peril of their lives who are working to prevent the further radiation from their crippled plants. 2) the people of Egypt who showed the world how to fight for change and peace without violence.