Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has already aroused controversy in Japan on account of his pro-nuclear stance. One of the new government’s first propositions is to revise the zero-nuclear energy policy of its predecessor. Shinzo Abe gave a speech to the workers at the Fukushima power plant just days after the election on December 29th 2012. He said “this is the first time in history that humanity has been challenged with a clean-up operation of this scale”. But is it really humanity’s challenge, or is it the government’s?