Here we go, politicians true to form. The Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) Nobuteru Ishihara diagnosed people who don't want nuke plants as suffering a "mass hysteria".
It's all in your heads, folks.
The father of the LDP Secretary-General is Shintaro Ishihara, the governor of Tokyo since 1999.
Yomiuri Shinbun (12:01AM JST 6/15/2011):
The LDP's Secretary-General [ Ishihara spoke in the press conference on June 14 and said about the "No Nuke" movement, "It is understandable that people are suffering a mass hysteria after a big accident (like the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident)"
His remark was in the context of pointing out the difficulty of securing the energy source other than the nuclear power, but it is conceivable that it will be criticized as inappropriate.
There is a group of politicians across the party lines who want to build nuke plants deep underground (link is in Japanese at Asahi Shinbun). The membership includes 4 former prime ministers and several party leaders. Their idea is to bury the nuke plant once an accident happens, as if that would change the fact that Japan is an earthquake-prone country.