I was born in October,1960 in Nagata-ku, Kobe City, Japan. The earthquake which hit Kobe on January 17,1995was widely reported by the media throughout the world.
Nagata is one of the places which suffered the most serious damage. In Nagata, there is a large segregated neighborhood of the community whose families used to be outcasts.
I have grown up with the people who are oppressed in Japan. Discriminating and being discriminated, I have been living here in Nagata, and have learnt a lot of important things.
Since I was a college student, I have been working for various social problems. I have also started tackling the problem of nuclear power plants.
An accident happened in Mihama nuclear power plant where the microtube used in the system was broken. It is this accident that mode me deal with the problem of nuclear power plant.
I think that the problem of nuclear power plant in Japan is a kind of North-South problem. Here, all the power and the wealth are concentrated in big cities and I feel that all the contradictions found in this country are condensed into this problem.