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...s begun taking active roles in numerous ways. The culmination of these events have severely altered the way Japanese people view their government, nuclear energy, and the status of their nation. The future of nuclear power, at this point, is going to steadily decline in Japan due to the disaster and its major lack of support. If the Japanese government chooses to follow the desires of its citizens and break away from this large use of nuclear power, Japan’s security and energy policies will transform immensely. Japan’s means for energy will no longer be manipulated and under the control of large businesses profiting or the influence of other countries in the global sphere. Additionally, the country will have to decide whether to rely environmentally unhealthy and risky nuclear power and imported resources, or to delve into alternative green energy sources.
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