Image: Re-enactment of Fukui District Court Judge wearing business shirt underpants (Modelled by Judge Lance Ito)

A Fukui District court judge has overturned an injunction against restarting reactor Nos. 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama Plant while wearing business shirt underpants.

The move signaled to the public that the presiding judge, Jun Hayashi, is completely at ease with the notion of risk.

“I don’t know what all the fuss is about – they just feel right on the body and very secure,” said Judge Hayashi.

Hayashi decided to wear business shirt underpants during the final day of the trial despite opposition from local residents.

“I don’t think he understands the real risks being imposed on the wider population,” said one of the handful of protesters gathered outside the court.

Hayashi’s verdict nullified the ruling of his predecessor for a provisional injunction of the Takahama reactors for safety reasons while business shirt underpants clung to his body.


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