posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:19 PM
Finally! TEPCO is asking for help. I know many are wondering, `Why did it take this long for TEPCO to ask for help.` Well, I live in Japan and have so
for many years so I can offer a little insight into this. It is one part cultural and one part straight up slime ball greed.
Japan is a nation which is all about saving face. Fukushima is highly shameful for the Japanese people. Shame is a huge part of Japanese culture.
Remember the Japanese people, a long time ago, totally cut themselves off from the rest of the world for about 1,000 years ago on purpose. While that
was a very long time ago it still effects the culture even to this day. It is not easy for them to ask for outside help. To the outside world is seems
like stubborn pride, and in some ways it is, it is more about shame and facing face. They don`t like to show the outside world things about their
nation unless they got it under control. So, for them to come out like this and beg for help is a huge cultural event for them.
Now for the slime ball greed part of this. The Japanese nuclear industry really wants to keep nuclear power going inside of Japan. The current hard
right-wing government of PM Abe open the door earlier this year for NPP operators to apply to restart permits after the government approved `new
safety standards.` Several companies have applied including TEPCO. Also, PM Abe has been traveling around the world trying to sale nuclear technology
to other nations. I know that is sick but that is exactly what they have been up to.