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Former Japan PM criticizes TEPCO video

08-08-2012 22:48 BJT

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has criticized the Tokyo Electric Power Company for censoring newly released videos recorded during the Fukushima nuclear crisis. He made the revelation at a news conference on the country’s nuclear policy.

Naoto Kan, former Japanese Prime Minister, said, "I cannot understand how they can call it an investigation when we are only allowed to see bits of the recorded video that TEPCO had selected. It is extremely unnatural that the section where I am present in the video for some reason has no audio."

Tokyo Electric Power Company released videos on Monday of the immediate aftermath of last March’s earthquake and tsunami. The footage shows teleconferences between its headquarters in Tokyo and staff at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The company initially refused to release the videos, but was ordered to do so by the government. The 150 hours of footage were heavily edited, with workers’ faces obscured and beeps masking voices. In addition, TEPCO made a 90-minute video of selected clips available for download.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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