It is said that at long last the Japanese people, who are unwilling to demonstrate, declared dissent from the government. However, I don’t agree with the view. Indeed, a large number of Japanese people have taken part in the demonstration. However, demonstrations have already taken place many times so far.
For example, when the government introduced the special health insurance program for people aged 75 or older, many elderly people harshly protested the government. As a matter of course, the protest movements were reported by various Japanese press.
In my opinion, the people who are usually indifferent from politics are likely to ignore the news about demonstrations.