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Government Response to protests Japan’s relative and absolute success at sitting nuclear plants can be attributed to the state’s use of soft social strategies and incentives. Unlike dams and airports , nuclear power brings with it considerable dread and other widespread externalities . Ministerial organizations such as MITI (The ministry of international trade and organization) and ANRE started to play pivotal roles in the nuclear sitting process. MITI began to debate the use of nuclear energy within the framework of “Atoms of Peace” and with the joint effort of the Liberal Democratic Party they passed the basic atomic energy law which allows civilians to use nuclear power. In 1954 (Lucky dragon), several Japanese fishermen were exposed to radiation resulting in a fatality .This event deepened anti nuclear convictions and spawned first antinuclear organizations. Recognizing widespread distrust of nuclear power , the government established the first nuclear power day on 26 th October 1964. This annual observance served as one of the government’s first soft social
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