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Kyushu Electric TV Stunt Slammed

Business  (tags: Kyushu Electric Power Co., manipulation, Genkai Nuclear Power Plant, reactors, restart, TV program, criticism, dishonesty, environment, energy )

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Kyushu Electric Power Drew fierce criticism Thursday for ordering employees of its group firms to send comments to a local television program supporting the restart of the utility's two nuclear reactors at the Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture.


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. (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 5:41 am
I have always regarded the Japenese as being an honourable people, this falls well below that expectation.

John Kirkby (23)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 6:38 am
It wouldn't be quite so bad if it was Tepco, but it is a different power company. One good thing that has come out of all this is that Nuclear Power is being seriously wondered about much more everywhere and changes have been made in the plans of several countries. This incident will hopefully add even more pressure to bear on the entire Nuclear Power industry in Japan by all increase the possibility of a Nuclear Free Japan in the not too distant future?

Jean Corcoran (1)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 7:06 am
You can not win the trust of the people with lies, and dirty underhanded tricks. Just ask the Americans!
Our power companies are doing the same thing, thats why were signing petitions!

DORIS L (61)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 12:48 pm
Kyushu Electric Power Company employees I take it are a long way away from Fukashima??? And deaf dumb and blind?

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 5:07 pm
More political flap... Ever since the Russkies blew up Pripayet, we've been having high profile nuclear trouble. Seems more like something deliberate than just accidents or idiots. Do we need to investigate the anti-nuclear extremists for evidence of their sabotaging nuke plants?

On the other hand, it's a good incentive to start drilling for hotwells to put geothermal boilers in and replace unsustainable fossil and nuclear systems with.

Ralph F (70)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:26 am
This type of thing -- bosses telling their workers who to vote for -- for the good of the company -- is more common in Japan than one might expect. It sometimes backfires. A very reflective language student once told my friend he purposefully voted for a candidate running against his boss's favorite. So, that the profits-first nuclear industry would do this is not a surprise to this long-term resident.

Robert O (12)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 12:48 pm
A stunt like that is irresponsible, juvenile, deceitful and in bad taste. Now is not the time for underhanded actions like that. Thanks Naoko.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:02 pm
Bravo to all the comments here. It left me nothing to say, lol.

Hartson Doak (39)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:56 pm
Who thought this through? I think it was the same group that thinks saying nuclear power is safe only because they have said that it is.

Janet Ives (16)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 4:58 pm
Obviously, the fall-out has frazzled all the brain cells 'cos they're not getting the message.

Dianna M (16)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 5:15 pm
This kinda reminds me of the insurance companies' bussing their employees to disrupt the town hall meetings on health care reform. You don't suppose the CEOs of both industries have been comparing play books, or is this something that CEOs have in their DNA?

Bonnie B (103)
Monday July 11, 2011, 1:00 am
Well, I'm glad it backfired on them! Who do they think they are the KOCH's?

David K (0)
Monday July 11, 2011, 1:54 am
I doubt that the locals will want a startup of a Nuclear PS which is already shut down. I feel strongly that Germany is taking the only responsible approach to fission generation whatever type it is. To me it is irresponsible to saddle future generations with toxic material to look after for thousands of years. The chances of it remaining safe for such periods of time is overstretching anyone's imagination.

Sonny H (5)
Monday July 11, 2011, 2:11 am

rex t (2)
Monday July 11, 2011, 2:33 am
Sadly corporates judgements are poor in everything they do

KS Goh (0)
Monday July 11, 2011, 5:11 am
Thanks for the article.

Joan Edwards (9)
Monday July 11, 2011, 12:55 pm
Ditto to all the comments on this. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Roger G (148)
Monday July 11, 2011, 1:16 pm

Jaclin S (230)
Monday July 11, 2011, 5:51 pm
Naoko Dear Friend thank you for the post - IMHO anything to do with nuclear power is absolute stupidity - are people so foolish that they have forgotten the destruction that nuclear plants have wrought??? Dumb just plain Dumb!!!

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 10:51 am

Linda E (137)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:15 pm
Dear Naoko, thank you for bringing this to our attention. It is the kind of political dirty trick that causes disasters.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 5:15 pm
Oh, this greed and "dirty tactic" is being used makes me so angry! MAY ALL THE JAPANESE PEOPLE STAY STONG AND UNITED TO SAY NO MORE NUCLEAR PLANTS, PERIOD!! Our prayers are with you!

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:13 am
noted, thank you

Lynne B (0)
Friday July 22, 2011, 8:51 am
Sigh. This was just crass
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