Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
On the 18th at the Fukushima City, Osuhira Sato the governor of Fukushima Prefecture during talk with Matsumoto the Disaster Prevention Minister who was inspecting the disaster stricken area had said that "If the nuclear accident is not settled as soon as possible, it would be bad", and strongly requested an early situation control regarding the accident of the number one nuclear plant of Tokyo Electric Power Company in Fukushima.
Moreover, he gave critical but frank advice in relation to the harmful rumors that were spreading widely, saying that "If information were not promptly announced, the government would be embarrassed".
After the conversation, Governor Sato spoke to reporters with an open feelings that ｢For 40 years Fukushima Prefecture has supplied electric power to the metropolitan area. The hope is to speak in sincerity face to face with all the people about this accident in Japan｣.
On the other hand, Matsumoto the Disaster Prevention Minister told reporters that "The matters I had seen, the discussions I had with the victims had deeply carved into my mind, from now on I want to diligently respond".
It seems that the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture had a frank discussion with the visiting minister.