Did someone say this nuclear disaster is an excellent way to control the population of Japan down to a manageable size?
Well a powerful politician from the Democratic Party of Japan (the ruling party) agrees with you, although he's from the "other side".
From Yomiuri Shinbun (4/16/2012):
Yoshito Sengoku, acting chairman of the policy bureau of the Democratic Party of Japan, gave a lecture in Nagoya City on April 16, and said, "It is quite obvious from last year's planned blackout fiasco by TEPCO that we cannot live without electricity. If we do not re-start any of the nuclear plants that have been shut down, it would mean a mass suicide of Japan", sharing his understanding that the re-start of the nuclear power plant is indispensable to keep the lives of the citizenry stable.
Mr. Sengoku is said to be a force behind the re-start of nuclear power plants in Japan. He is said to have kept a tight leash on the four ministers who have finally decided to re-start Ooi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture. The plant is operated by Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO).
The four ministers who have made a political decision to re-start Ooi Nuke Plant are: Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Minister of Economy Yukio Edano, Minister of the Environment/nuclear accident Goshi Hosono, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura.