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Monday, 16 September 2013

A week late, but Australian news on Abe Backfire

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JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reassurance to the International Olympic Committee that contaminated water leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are "under control" has backfired at home.
Just hours before Tokyo was chosen September 7 to host the 2020 Olympics, Abe gave an emphatic speech declaring that radioactive contaminants from the leakage had no impact to waters outside the bay near the plant and "will never do any damage to Tokyo".
The Japanese media and opposition lawmakers have suggested that Abe's comments were overkill.
"Contaminated water 'control' running astray," the nationwide Asahi newspaper said in its front-page top story on Saturday.
"Credibility of prime minister's message to overseas is shaking."
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