Japan’s Nuclear Kamikazes: A Morality Tale of Energy Madness

A publication of World Business Academy: Common Cents

By Rinaldo Brutoco and Madeleine Austin

In the final stages of World War II, Japan found young men willing to give their lives in suicidal missions against Allied warships. Scarves tucked around their necks blowing in the wind identified them as men willing to die for their country.

The modern day kamikazes are the men who have been sent day after day into the unshielded nuclear morass of the smoldering Fukushima nuclear power complex. Why must we ask such noble sacrifices from individuals when this crisis could and should have been avoided?

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