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The government plans to make public testimony regarding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster given by plant chief Masao Yoshida, government and other sources said Friday, possibly shedding light on whether Yoshida ordered staff to remain at their posts.

The testimony of Yoshida, who died in July 2013, was compiled by a government panel formed to examine the March 2011 disaster at the nuclear plant northeast of Tokyo.

The panel interviewed Yoshida for more than 20 hours from July to November 2011.

The government has thus far declined to make public Yoshida’s testimony, citing a statement Yoshida signed saying he did not want it made available to any third party.

But interest in Yoshida’s first-hand account of what transpired in the days immediately after March 11, 2011 has been piqued by reports that most staff fled.


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Gov’t to disclose Fukushima nuclear plant chief’s testimony (Mainichi Newspaper)



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