Political Risk

Japan lawmaker breaks taboo with nuclear fears letter for emperor

“A Japanese lawmaker handed Emperor Akihito a letter on Thursday expressing fear about the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, breaking a taboo by trying to involve the emperor in politics. Taro Yamamoto, who is also an anti-nuclear activist, gave Akihito the letter during a garden party, setting off a storm of protest on the Internet from critics shocked at his action.”

Source: Japan lawmaker breaks taboo with nuclear fears letter for emperor | Reuters

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