Michiko Yoshii

Michiko Yoshii is a professor at the Department of International Communication of Okinawa University. She was a professor at the Center for International Education and Research of Mie University. She did her postgraduate work at Paris VII University and the University of Tokyo and earned her Ph.D. Her areas of expertise are Vietnamese anti-war songs, the plight of street children and civil society.

I felt a great sense of responsibility as a Japanese, the country exporting the nuclear technology. During the big countdown on New Year's Eve, I felt ill at ease and ended up going to bed without watching the fireworks downtown. This year, I decided I must do something to stop Japan from exporting nuclear reactors to Vietnam.

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