BBC reported the nuclear disaster in Fukushima was man-made, also referred to cultural conventions

BBC News reported on July 5, 2012 the finding of a Japanese parliamentary panel that the crisis at the Fukushima Daiich Nuclear Power Plant was a "man-made" disaster. Interestingly, this BBC programme also highlighted the panel's conclusion that Japanese cultural conventions and a reluctance to question authority were among the causes of the accident. The parliamentary report had attributed the failure of Japan's regulators to observe international safety standards to their "insular attitude", and considered that there is a need to shed this legacy in order to transform themselves into a globally trusted entity.   

 

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Do you think the accident of Fukushima Daiich Nuclear Power Plants can be attributed to the cultural reason that Japanese people have an obedience to their authority? Or, could such an accident happen in other countries?

 

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