Crowds flock to Ueno Park in Tokyo to admire cherry blossoms on March 12. Japan has not followed other Asian countries in adopting aggressive testing to counter the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Peter Wynn Kirby
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Wynn Kirby

In its coronavirus response, Japan must not repeat the mistakes of its handling of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

  • Japan may have opted to conduct only limited tests for Covid-19 to bolster the chances of the Olympics going ahead. Continuing this policy would be foolish
  • The government was criticised for its opacity and mishandling of data after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown. It must not repeat these mistakes
Crowds flock to Ueno Park in Tokyo to admire cherry blossoms on March 12. Japan has not followed other Asian countries in adopting aggressive testing to counter the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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