- Despite apprehension from his countrymen, Japanese PM forging ahead with nuclear power restarts
- Safety monitoring framework unsound, says Tokyo-based academic Jeff Kingston
- Despite a raft of unpopular policies, Abe remains politically secure -- for now
Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan. He's the author of "Asian Nationalism Since 1945." The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author.
Tokyo, Japan (CNN)Last week, Japan's government restarted a controversial nuclear reactor, pushing ahead with plans to revive an industry that many Japanese remain critical -- and fearful -- of.