Monday, December 3, 2012
Japan’s Hero: Yamamoto Taro
The 37 year old Japanese actor, Yamamoto Taro, has been campaigning against nuclear power since the Fukushima crisis over a year ago. Because he publicly opposed the atomic power plants, his contract with his agent was terminated. He was interrogated by prosecutors after he forcibly entered the Saga Prefectural government’s office to urge the governor not to reactivate idled reactors (Japan Times, 15 April 2012). In April, 2012, Yamamoto became a worker for a solar firm. Good for the hero; he can promote renewable energy. However, his activities against the nuclear industry have been ignored by major Japanese media. By December, Yamamoto decided to run the lower house representative against the nuclear power plants.
Source: Nikkansports.com (access date: 3 December 2012).