Readers in Japan can now order copies of Yoshida's Dilemma through Amazon Japan here
Yoshida's Dilemma is also now available on Amazon Japan here (though listed at the moment as being temporarily out of stock)
I have also received my first reader feedback, from a Mr. Alan Stringer in the UK, who says:
"I read it over the past 2 days. As someone who has run multiple thermal power plants the book provides a great overview of processes, controls etc in a very good non-technical view. I am glad I never faced anything like these challenges."
Yoshida's dilemma is now available on Book Depository here. It offers free delivery worldwide.
Japanese media is reporting that a Japanese court has ruled that the government and plant operator TEPCO bear responsibility for the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.
The district court in Maebashi, a city about 130 km northwest of Tokyo, found both the government and TEPCO liable and ordered them to pay a total ¥38.6 million ($340,000) to multiple plaintiffs, who evacuated from their homes following the accident.
This is the first known ruling in a group lawsuit by evacuees seeking compensation from both the government and the utility over the world’s most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.
NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, reported that circumstances surrounding each individual claim meant just under half of the 137 plaintiffs were awarded compensation, which fell well short of the 1.5 billion yen initially sought.
The Maebashi court’s ruling was based on a long-held claim that the government had failed to assert its right to ensure that safety measures deemed necessary at the plant to prevent such an accident had been implemented. The court said that had the government done so it would have been “possible to prevent the accident.”
Editor Hugh Ashton, who had returned to Japan for a visit from the UK, and me with Yoshida's Dilemma in Kamakura on March 11, 2017. Hugh's enthusiasm and commitment to this book were outstanding.