Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

On July 29, 2012, tens of thousands of anti nuclear power protesters formed a human chain around Japan’s parliament building in Nagatacho, Tokyo. The police attempted to herd them into a narrow strip, but this naturally backfired. See how the events evolved in this wonderful video clip by KjeldDuits with English subtitles:

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 […]

Since the last weekend, Japan is officially nuclear power free. On Saturday, the 6th of May, the last reactor in Hokkaido has been shut down. According to the Guardian, Last-ditch attempts by the prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, to win support for the early restart of two reactors at Oi power plant in western Japan have […]

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. […]

While the Castor rolls through Germany and news about the still radioactively leaking Fukushima power plant spread over the world, people in Japan still continue to protest against the nuclear power policy. Two days ago, on December 3, 2011, a huge demonstration took over the streets of Japans capital Tokyo, the 2nd NO NUKES! ALL […]