Aileen Mioko Smith, Japan

2014 in Munich

Aileen Mioko Smith, chairperson of Green Action Kyoto, was instrumental in uncovering forged insurance documents that classified the loading of Fukushima reactors with plutonium mixed oxide fuel rods as safe. Because she repeatedly appeared in public as a revelator, she became a personalized center of resistance in Japan as early as the 1980s.

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