"Keeping silent after Fukushima is barbaric," is how composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto recently made clear his proactive stance toward Japan's ongoing nuclear disaster.

With a stinging article in the June 15 edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, he has set out his opinions on the Japanese government's energy policies in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 last year.

He wrote there: "I have, for a long time, felt troubled by the way things are decided in Japan, based on 'the mood of the moment' rather than on solid logic. There is no real discussion on the principles that underlie issues.