Text: “Don’t criticize government or TEPCO, guides in Fukushima told.” Shoko Rikimaru and Shinichi Sekine / The Asahi Shimbun.

“Tour guides are bristling at instructions not to criticize the central government or Tokyo Electric Power Co. when speaking to visitors at a recently opened memorial museum to the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The instructions have left some Fukushima residents who signed up to be guides feeling perplexed and sparked anger in others.

The museum in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, opened on Sept. 20 with the objective of passing on to visitors the lessons learned from the nuclear disaster triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.” http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13752941

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #1 is a look at whether or not trust is always part of knowledge claims. This RLE (and the earthquake / tsunami ) have good links to trust:

  • The extent to which Fukushima area residents previously had trust in the government and TEPCO in the aftermath of the earthquake / tsunami
  • How trust is related to the funding and building of the museum
  • The connection between trust and what some are calling the censorship of museum guides