At the 21. März 2011 - The situation in Fukushima was always explosive in the proverbial sense, I have these thoughts in this article written:
Anyone who thinks, that there are in Japan now and anti-nuclear protesters are gathering, which was said here already anticipated: No. How We Roll not the country.
And it has been reported since then, especially in the German media of anti-nuclear opponents in Japan and shown pictures of demonstrations Selbiger. Well - today I was randomly himself witnessed such a demonstration, and indeed in my home. My city has 160,000 Population, and I've lived here for now 7 Years. Actually I'm pretty well informed about the, what happens in this town - but a politically motivated demonstration, I've still never heard let alone seen.
And this was the demonstration:
Have taken part approx. 30 People and at least as many police officers accompanied the action (If you're wondering, why people wave to me in the video - they do not wave to me, but my daughter, who was sitting behind me on the bike). But the MC Accompanying caused enough noise for. He was pretty good, But I felt a little sorry, because no one wanted to really set the mood. At this point I would have given some evidence, to learn, how many of the participants are actually from my town. But it does not really big role.
At least the MC is certainly of the Shonan Group. This is not an official term, but a name, which eventually formed in my head. Shonan is the area west of Kamakura and marked by long beaches, very many beach huts on the American model, Surfers - cool people (not meant to be derogatory), here in Japan narrowed try, find their own lifestyles and living. This naturally includes the right music. And as recently seems to have a political opinion.
What I was there on the roadside tools? From the beginning of a new kind of public awareness in Japan? From the beginning of a grassroots movement broadens consensus in society, it soon creates, to displace nuclear power in Japan (yes there are good arguments now more than ever before)? If you fight too soon with the police, if anywhere, a new station is built?
I like not believe it. Is protest against nuclear power in it increasing mass, but rather takes place elsewhere (For example, in town halls). Demonstrations of this kind may increase, but they do not still propagated in the Japanese scheme. But that is lost to an organization in our city and there the trouble, to book a demonstration and to get approved, is remarkable. I would not mind, if I was wrong with the above prediction. But I will take good care, Japanese friends and acquaintances here foisting something.