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Japan Lawmaker: Move Parliament to Fukushima

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posted on May, 7 2011 @ 10:40 PM

A Japanese lawmaker said Friday that his country should move its parliament to Fukushima to provide an economic boost and show confidence in a region struck by a nuclear crisis after a massive earthquake.

Yasuhisa Shiozaki, who was the government's number two from 2006 to 2007, acknowledged that some people may find his idea far-fetched, but said that Japan should consider it as part of a broader decentralization from Tokyo. "I am proposing to move the Japanese Diet to Fukushima, sending the message to the world that we are not running away from this meltdown issue," said Shiozaki, a member of the conservative opposition Liberal Democratic Party.

"Why not choose Fukushima to invigorate this area and economy and also cheer them up," he said at the Stimson Center, a think-tank.

Source: AFP

I see the Japanese government must take lessons on stupidity from Washington, DC.

I mean let's just put our entire lawmaking body right in the middle of all that radiation, and better still, right in the middle of a now known mega fault region subject to the potential for another massive quake and tsunami.

Way to fricken go~~~~~!!! :shk:

And while you're at it, how about building it below sea level right on the coast, too! Yes, now that I think about it, maybe that's EXACTLY what you should do.


Maybe when this world starts putting honest people with more common sense than that of a flea in power, there will be change you can believe in.

Yes, we can. But no, we won't.

posted on May, 7 2011 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican

can they please take Canada's with them?

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 10:32 AM
I'm beginning to think they're trying to eradicate their own country. Last time I checked, the Japanese were very intelligent and cautious people. I doubt even the idiots in Washington would be so reckless as to endanger themselves that much. _javascript:icon('

Why don't the nations of the world hold one of their famous press conferences over Fukushima; it would probably improve this messed-up world considerably.

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 10:41 AM
For as stupid as it seems, it could very well have the intended effects of boosting the economy. I know that I will go back home to Iwaki, Fukushima much sooner, if lawmakers set up shop there. My wife says they have been talking about doing this for a long time.

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 12:34 PM
They should take the people who are creating a media blackout and put them there. That way, if they end up getting cancer from covering up the topic and no outside help came due to their blackout tactics, they have themselves only to blame.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:11 AM
I actually admire the politician for saying it. At least he's not trying to run away from the problem or stick his head in the sand.
What he essentially seems to want to do is to get the rest of the government focused on the biggest problems facing Japan (earthquake recovery and Fukushima) instead of whether Ozawa can play on the same team as Kan. If they were forced to live in the region, they would certainly focus on getting the infrastructure fixed as soon as possible while making sure that new buildings are allowed only in relatively safer areas. And maybe they would force the TEPCO board of directors to also live in the same area so that they are focused on getting Fukushima fixed ASAP instead of at the lowest cost and least effects on their benefits.
If you're going to go on about it being a major known fault area, remember that they've been predicting a huge one for Tokyo for the last 60 or so years at least, and that basically, all things told, ALL of Japan is a cobweb of faults just waiting for one or another to snap. They've been predicting a major one for my area (Osaka) ever since the one in 1995, except that maybe the next will be a double-header with one off Osaka and one closer to Nagoya.
Just keeping my fingers (and everything else) crossed that they keep on predicting it, and that it never becomes a reality.

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