Evolution of anzen shinwa in Post-Fukushima Japan: Trajectories of Abe’s Nuclear Energy Export Policy in Light of the “Safety Myth”

Beata Maciejewska

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/sijp.2020.62-63.1


This article offers an insight into the evolution of the concept of the nuclear “safety myth,” scrutinized not only through the lens of its overall postwar development under the “nuclear village” framework, but predominantly illuminated by the trajectories of overseas nuclear energy expansion under the second Abe administration. It is argued here that despite a profound impact of the Fukushima disaster, the myth has not been entirely debunked, but evolved into the “under control” paradigm.

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“safety myth”; “nuclear village”; nuclear energy export policy; the second Abe administration

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