On 22 February, 620 people gathered in front of the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office. They were the plaintiffs in a criminal complaint against TEPCO and the government. The plaintiff group leader, MUTO Ruiko was absent with a cold, so the sub-leader, SATO Kazuyoshi, and the attorneys went into the office building carrying signatures from 40,625 people. While they were in the office, people outside who came from Fukushima and all around Japan raised their voices. “Is Japan a law abiding nation?” “A society that neglects 10 people’s lives for the well-being of 1000 people cannot be called an advanced society.” “I had to quit organic farming due to the atomic disaster. TEPCO should be indicted”.
After the action in front of the Prosecutor’s office, the participants joined the weekly protest action in front of the Prime Minister’s Office. People from Fukushima were encouraged by joining active citizens in the Tokyo area. Prime Minister Abe was not in the office that day, but young policemen and Prime Minister’s Office workers were listening to the voice of one of the women from Fukushima. “I came from the town of Namie in Fukushima. I still live in temporary housing made of thin plywood. I never thought my old age would be lived in such misery. Women are born with ova, so we are suffering. Can you understand? Who can call this an affluent life?” (Shinya, KOKUTETSU Ko)