Suvendrini Kakuchi reports to Inter Press Service about growing popularity of grassroots organizations in Japan like the Citizen’s Nuclear Information Network after the Tohoku disaster.
Civil Society Gaining Ground Following Quake
By Suvendrini Kakuchi
TOKYO, Apr 21, 2011 (IPS) – Civil society organisations in Japan have traditionally been on the sidelines in influencing mainstream policy, but the massive Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of Mar. 11 is becoming a catalyst for important change.