Hayao Miyazaki Sticks It to The Man
On June 16, Hayao Miyazaki had this banner placed on the roof of Studio Ghibli to protest nuclear power, in wake of the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Ghibli's banner declares, "Studio Ghibli wants to create animated films with non-nuclear electricity."
I'm guessing there was an expectation that Miyazaki, as Japan's most beloved figure, would publicly endorse Japan's nuclear power, in an effort to calm public fears ever since the earthquake and tsunami. Instead, this sudden and very public protest - ah, hell yeah!
I just love that Miyazaki-san is 70 years old, and he's still sticking it to The Man, just like the glory days of the Toei labor union in the '60s. Passive Americans could learn a thing or two.