Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan onboard Rainbow Warrior

Photo | 11 March, 2016

Junichi Sato, ED Greenpeace Japan and Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident which began on March 11, 2011. Mr Kan was onboard the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior as it sailed passed the destroyed nuclear plant, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the nuclear accident. The environmental organisation has launched an underwater investigation into the marine impacts of radioactive contamination resulting from the 2011 nuclear disaster on the Pacific Ocean. The former Prime Minister declared that the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi is not over, including major threats from contaminated water from the site; restated his opposition to nuclear power in Japan, and called for its energy policy in Japan to be based on renewable energy.