Acid rain in Schwarzwald (black forests) was the first opportunity for the Greens to gain its popularity. Here they get next one.
Nuclear crisis in Japan brought about byproducts even in Europe politics. In the recent Germany state election in Baden-Württemberg, the state with four nuclear reactors, the Greens now gain the 24.2% of votes and taking control of the government.
Even though the contribution of the Greens is limited in changing energy policy (as nuclear reactors in Baden- Württemberg are under federal control), the votes reflect the change in the wind. Obviously the main reason of winning more seats would be nuclear disaster, but the next reason is said to be that the Greens succeeded in appealing to young generations with high education.
Maybe someone in Japan could establish the Greens at this moment.