Mr. Makino, Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry who had to take a ferry boat to reach Ooi Nuclear Power Plant because of the only road to the plant was blocked by protesters and the police, is not happy with the protesters.
Sankei Biz (7/1/2012) reports:
Restart of nuke plant: "One step forward", says Senior Vice Minister of Economy, while showing displeasure against the opposition
Seishu Makino, Senior Vice Minister of Economy, was present at the starting operation of Reactor 3 at Ooi Nuclear Power Plant on the night of July 1. Afterwards, he held a press conference via the monitor screen with the press corps who were at a different location in Ooi-cho. The tense-looking Senior Vice Minister told the press, "With the nation divided [over the restart], this is a one step forward toward the restart that the government cannot avoid."
Commenting on the opposition group whose road blockade forced him to arrive at the plant by sea, he showed his displeasure by saying, "It's not that I don't understand people have different opinions, but I want them to observe the rules."
I guess he means citizens and residents of Japan cannot block a road that has been paved over and over again in a mint condition thanks to their tax money over the past 20 years (also known as "the Lost Decades"). Or maybe Mr. Makino got seasick.
And how about the government observing the rules? It sure does. Pro forma. On technicality. In an exemplary manner.