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Japanese World Cup win: The thrill of victory and the continued agony of defeat

• The Political Commentator
The Japanese World Cup win is the good news for that country while the continued fallout from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster trifecta the bad! How can the Japanese World Cup win be a good news/bad news situation at the same time? For a brief moment Japan can focus on an event beyond the one that occurred four or so months ago that killed tens of thousands. An event that also created an ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant that has far surpassed the disaster at Chernobyl. So, while Japan can revel for now in this victory that will unite that country, the same victory may also serve to refocus international media attention on a nuclear crisis that is still of unknown proportions! This wavering media attention, either by design or because of interest in non-news events such as the Casey Anthony trial, has for the most part ceased. What is the current status of the nuclear fallout from Fukushima?

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