TOKYO — Japan's nuclear crisis has turned Mizuho Nakayama into one of a small but growing number of Internet-savvy activist moms.
Public dismay with the government's response to this year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown is driving some Japanese to become more politically engaged.
It's the kind of grass-roots activism that some say Japan needs to shake up a political system that has allowed the country's problems to fester for years.
Nakayama connected with other mothers through Twitter and Facebook and joined a parents group that petitioned officials to test school lunches for radiation.
The 41-year-old mother said: "We're normally too busy to really raise our voices. But this time we felt compelled to speak up."