"U.S. Criticized Tokyo's Nuclear Plan"

"TOKYO — The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident exposed flaws in the Japanese government's measures to guard the country's reactors against earthquakes and tsunamis. U.S. officials in recent years also have worried that Japanese officials haven't taken enough precautions to protect the facilities from terrorist attacks, according to diplomatic documents released over the weekend on the WikiLeaks website.

A series of cables released by WikiLeaks shows U.S. officials repeatedly prodded their Japanese counterparts to beef up security — and were regularly rebuffed."

Yoree Koh reports for the Wall St. Journal May 9, 2011.


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Source: Wall St. Journal, 05/10/2011