Posts Tagged ‘Amateurs’ Revolt’

Two weeks ago, prime minister Yoshihiko Noda announced the decision to restart the nuclear reactors in Ōi (Fukui). And today at 9pm Japanese time the first reactor out of 52 has been officially restarted. This has been accompanied by the most massive protests Japan has seen since the 1960s: not only in Ōi but nationwide […]

Today is April 10, 2012. Exactly one year ago, something happened in Japan that would shake up its society to the core: On April 10, 2011, the biggest grassroots-demonstration since the 1970s took place in Tokyo. With more than 15,000 participants, the “Genpatsu Yamero Demo” marked a historical turning point in Japanese postwar history. […]

This is the official press announcement by the Amateurs’ Revolt: The Amateurs’ Revolt organized the recent demonstrations on April 10 in Koenji, May 7 in Shibuya, June 11 in Shinjuku, and August 6 in Ginza. In a country where a growing majority is now against nuclear power, demonstrations attended by ordinary citizens are a crucial […]