Details on the article reported by WikiLeaks

March 18, 2011 1:50 PM

In the U.S. Department of State's confidential documents uncovered by Wikileaks, there exists a report stating that I, Kono Taro, disapprove of the Japanese nuclear energy policy. As a result, both Japanese and foreign mass media including CNN, BBC, and ABC, have interviewed me based on those reports.

However in the report, Tom Schieffer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, states that "Kono Taro criticizes the nuclear fuel cycle policy supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the electric power companies." This has no direct implications on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

For further details, please take a look at the 10-minute movie uploaded on my website in 2009. (Japanese).

For a summary of the U.S. State Department's original report, click here: (Japanese).