"TOKYO (AP) – Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation's 50 nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners shaped as giant fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol.
Japan was without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when the reactor at Tomari nuclear plant on the northern island of Hokkaido went offline for mandatory routine maintenance."
-- As Rice Farmer has pointed out, it will be interesting to see how the Japanese people fare when the heat arrives in the summer months, and when the loss of energy begins crushing GDP and business more and more. Nevertheless, you have to respect the brave and responsible action of shutting down all their nuclear power plants. This is the model all of the world needs to follow. -- Jonathan Barnes, Supervising Editor