All of Japan's 50 nuclear reactors are currently offline--for now, anyway.
For much of the foreign press, what’s out of sight is out of mind. Yet for Ralph T. Niemeyer, the atomic issue is still very much a live one.
A German editor and journalist, Niemeyer is also the director behind "Hibakusha--From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Nuclear Capitalism Tries to Rebound," an English-language film made in cooperation with Dorothee Menzner, a member of the German parliament.
To be sure, the future of nuclear energy in Japan is still very much in debate. Unlike the Japanese media, the 67-minute film minces no words and makes no pretense of objectivity as it condemns the “nuclear mafia” from a distinctly German perspective.