The Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team is planning to have a demonstration on February 23, 2013 in Shinjuku Tokyo. We claim that the direct action taken by ordinary citizens is a very important factor for the court to consider evacuation of the children. Historically speaking, as the Chernobyl disaster contaminated a vast areas of Belarus, the civil protests in 1989 by the ordinary parents pushed the Belarusian government to undertake the Recuperation Projects on a national basis.
Even thought our government is not willing to reflect the voices of the citizens on their policies, citizens still must shape the public's opinion by showing the authority what democracy ought to deliver. No matter what they do or do not offer us, we cannot fall into the scilent majority because the future of the children is in our hands.
Toshio Yanagihara The Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team