Japan: Anti-Government Criticism on the Rise

GlobalPost article written by 2010 Abe Journalism Fellow Sonia Narang based on her project "Okinawa: Military Base Politics and Women-led Activist Groups."

KYOTO, Japan — It used to be that a large group of people holding colorful signs and shouting into megaphones, parading through the streets of just about any city in Japan was hard to come by.

Not anymore.

Or, more to the point, not since the tsunami and earthquake rendered the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant a disaster zone on March 11.

Title
Japan: Anti-Government Criticism on the Rise
Author
Narang, Sonia
Published
GlobalPost, May 2011
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Citation
Narang, Sonia, Japan: Anti-Government Criticism on the Rise (GlobalPost, May 2011), http://www.pri.org/stories/2011-05-25/japan-anti-government-criticism-rise.