David CaseOctober 21, 2013 15:36
BOSTON — In March 2011, as the world watched Fukushima’s explosions and partial meltdowns, Japan’s then-prime minister Naoto Kan stood center stage, urging people not to panic. Behind the scenes, Kan now admits that he had been terrified that an unthinkable nuclear catastrophe was unfolding under his command. He remains haunted by critical decisions that he made in managing the crisis — miscalculations that endangered citizens and particularly children, he says. 'Looking back,' Kan confesses, 'I have some regrets.'