(Japanese translation below)
The Beginning of New Street Politics:
15,000 gather for Koenji Rally against Nuclear Power Plants
When I first heard the plan for the rally on April 10th in Koenji, Tokyo against nuclear power plants, I was certain that it would gather a lot of people, as most of my friends, including even those who had never joined in this kind of political demonstration march, expressed their willingness to participate in this occasion.
Since the March 11th earthquake, everyone has been anxious and frustrated, and many angry with the everlasting nuclear plant crisis in Fukushima, while the government and TEPCO continued only to state that the level of radioactivity was still of low to harm the environment, though the situation was evidently getting worse.