Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear extermination that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima's fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajima's conviction, but the old man's irrational behaviour prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.
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Domestic Court Counselor Dr. Harada
He's gone too far. But... aren't we ourselves worried about the bombs? Of course we are, as is Miss Tamiya. Isn't that right? Only we aren't as perturbed as that man. We don't build underground shelters, or plan to move to Brazil. However, we can't exactly disregard this feeling, can we? It's a feeling shared by all Japanese, more or less. I can't justify deciding this lightly just because he's gone too far. The thing is...
Referenced in Rhapsody in August