In 2006, the former presiding judge, who ordered the suspension of operations at the first trial of the Shiga Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 case, was extremely nervous when he was involved in an unconstitutional judgment (the House of Councilors constant lawsuit), which attracted considerable attention of the mass media, as judge in Osaka High Court for the first time. He says that he saw the court chief carry out his duties calmly as usual and kept "the independence of justice" in mind. From the interview in “A Judge Who Challenged The Nuclear Power Plant” written by a reporter Kentaro Isomura and Eiji Yamaguchi.
"August 4 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"