" uck Tepco. Watako Nihei dared. As the other demonstrators through the streets o the centre, sentence still to stabilize our more damaged reactors by the earthquake and tsunami. Thirty-two years, the pro o English, the wise ringe, mani esto or the irst time in his li e. His mother and grandmother remained at home with six cats o the amily. "We ha e not the same point o iew", breath Watako. "The Japanese keep their emotions and eelings or them." "We ha e not used also publicly express", apologizes almost. "But this time, it is too much." E en i I am a little ashamed, need me to do something against this nuclear is we had presented as sa e. I belie e more Tepco and the authorities. E en the mainstream media hide the truth.? "In the orums, a piece o John Lennon sings", he explains. Around the ashtray impro ised on a returned metal seal, on the steps o the e acuees rom the city centre, e eryone agreed. They ha e lost their homes in the tsunami, close to the beach, or had to lea e the illages "too" close to the Central. None yet joined the protest against nuclear power. The two e ents are raised with the same Japanese word "shoganai", which describes a atality that can ight, and need to resol e to accept. "What matters now is to ind a job", insists Mitsuo Yamada, who hopes to be hiring soon in a town 50 km more to the South, in the Tokai nuclear power.
In this climate, the debate on the end o the atom not ound in the Japan echo similar to those seen in the West. Be ore the head o Tepco near the chic Ginza district in central Tokyo, district 30 o CRS always await possible protest arri al, but they just o ten to politely go across the street the hal dozen people who, se eral times a week, come rom the building with a small banner "No. more ukushimas". " or a long time, people do not questioned these issues o energy policy." "The crisis will still encouraged questions", pro ides Noriaki Yamashita, one o the animators o the, the power ul employer ederation, denounced a "political" decision o the head o Go ernment and opposed any radical output o the nuclear project. Already with shortness o breath o their domestic markets, the rise o Chinese and Korean competitors and related to the earthquake and the tsunami hassles, the groups in the country see askance projects o re olution o energy policy, so that they are trying to prepare or the crisis o the current shortages announced or the summer. To o set production losses related to the shutdown o the reactors at ukushima, Tokyo has asked the centre o the country businesses to reduce their electricity consumption during the warmer months o the year, which traditionally record high current applications by 15.
Be ore a hand ul o European met in Tokyo journalists, umio Ohtsubo, President o Panasonic, belie es him, that this energy crisis will create new opportunities or the country and or his group. "The mentality o the Japanese is so made that, when a majority considers that it is crucial to sa e energy, across the country engage in this direction at high speed", it details. I he expects a quick thrust o its sales o lamps low consumption led or battery rechargeable lithium-ion, he sees a deeper change in ways o li e and the emergence o a habitat more reasoned. "We already ha e comprehensi e solutions or homes and e en the cities produce and would consume appropriately toward their electricity locally," assures the CEO, who presented may 26 its major project "intelligent and sustainable city".
On the slides projected on the big screen, ujisawa looks like the ideal city Sea Ha en, created in the "Truman Show" o Peter Weir. Houses identical, lined with small green gardens, on streets arranged in a spiral around an arena o common li e. In 2018, 3000 people should li e in this city built on an old Panasonic actory ield, about 50 kilometres rom the centre o the capital. They will experience large scale range o green solutions ( uel cell in the garden, roo s co ered with solar panels, smart grid, e icient toilet water...) dedicated at illas witnesses at the back o trade airs so ar. "The crisis has shown that the Japan should think about its production o electricity, but was also to better control its energy demand," said Haruyuki Ishio, one o the directors o the project in Panasonic. "E en i it cuts the electrical network, these homes will ha e autonomy o operation o two days", he assures. "This can become our new economic model," insists umio Ohtsubo.
Since the earthquake orce 9 and the tsunami ra aged the East coast o the country and disorganized logistics chains, the industrial giants o the countries seek new relays or growth to compensate or the su ering o their domestic market.