Murakami Haruki’s answer on atomic energy

The well known writer Haruki Murakami (村上春樹) – I have blogged about several of his books – also provides some kind of counseling service. He is running his advice page 村上さんのところ. The readers can ask him all kind of questions, and he answers some of them. Beginning of April there was a question about atom energy, and why we shouldn’t care more for traffic accidents, with approximately 5000 dead every year.


His answer is well written, and worth reading. And it is a great rebuttal of the often appearing rather lame excuse that compared to others, atomic reactors are not so dangerous.

I will try a translation, but also include the original Japanese text here. Continue reading

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