After five months since the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the effects of radiation contamination and ongoing leaks have become more widespread and damaging to farmers, fishermen, producers, livestock,and consumers, not to mention the residents in the Tohoku region and throughout Japan.
Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as been heavily criticized for handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis - delayed public announcements of the actual meltdowns and power supply problems as well as staged government-sponsored symposium for nuclear power. Both Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy are under METI's wings.
As expected, three top officials in charge of regulating Japan's nuclear power generation - METI's Administrative Vice Minister Kazuo Matsunaga (59), NISA head Nobuaki Terasaka (58), and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy head, Tetsuhiro Hosono (58) - have been recently fired.
NISA's Terasaka said recently that he was aware of the possibility of a meltdown as early as March 12, after the detection of cesium. And then he insisted he did his best to deal with the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years.
While the rest of the nation is still suffering from the ongoing nuclear power crisis, these three incompetent and corrupt heads are eligible for the early retirement bonuses, 20% (10 million yen extra).
"The three senior officials are retiring because of incentives, but not because of punishments, and therefore they are being treated the same way as usual early retirees," the industry ministry explained.
Think these three officials should donate their bonuses to help the victims of the radiation leaks!!!