Notice Concerning NO NUKES DAY September 23

September 12, 2014 (Friday)

Notice Concerning NO NUKES DAY September 23

The fifth No Nukes Day planned for September 23 (Tuesday, public holiday) by Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action and Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai has been postponed following a decision made by the three organizations in accord with the closure of Yoyogi Park due to the recent outbreak of Dengue Fever there.

NO NUKES DAY will be held at a later date in line with the reopening of Yoyogi Park. Details will be announced separately.

Please note that Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action will be holding a separate “no nukes” rally and march from 12:30pm on September 23 at the alternative venue of Kameido Chuo Park. Please see their website for details (

We apologize for any convenience caused.

Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes
Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action
Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai


NO NUKES DAY! September 23

Halt the restart of Sendai Power Plant! Don’t forget Fukushima!
Nationwide rally and march for a nuclear-free Japan

Date: September 23, 2014 (Tues., public holiday)
Meeting place: Yoyogi Park (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Organizers: Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action, Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai

Access to Yoyogi Park:
Harajuku Station (JR Line): 3 mins walk
Yoyogi Koen Station (Chiyoda Line, C02): 3 mins walk
Meiji Jingu-mae Station (Harajuku) (Chiyoda Line (C03) and Fukutoshin Line (F15)): 3 mins walk
Yoyogi Hachiman Station (Odakyu Line): 6 mins walk

*Will be held rain or shine and only cancelled in case of very bad weather.
(In case of cancellation, we will post a message on our website, twitter and facebook)
*Plan subject to change. Please reconfirm details on our website.

Help us by tweeting the following message:
Sept 23 NO NUKES DAY! Halt restart of Sendai Power Plant! Nationwide rally and march. #NoNukes

Have your own booth on NO NUKES DAY (Sept. 23)!!
We have space for approx. 100 booths from 11am at Yoyogi Park’s Keyaki Namiki (near stage and event space)

Details for NO NUKES DAY on Sept. 23

*Although the flier states a meeting time of 12:30, this has been brought forward 15 mins to 12:15

11:00 ~ Booths open
12:15 ~ Rally
14:30 ~ March (demo) *Three courses

To be announced.

One year has passed since operation of the No. 4 reactor of the Oi Nuclear Power Plant was halted for routine inspection on September 15, 2013, marking zero nuclear facilities online in Japan. Since that time, there has been no deficiency of electricity in Japan, which proves that the country does not need nuclear power and that this industry has been propped up by lies and deceit.

Despite this, certain power-hungry individuals and groups have been trying to restart nuclear facilities throughout Japan, beginning with the Sendai Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The Sendai facility does not have adequate volcano or earthquake countermeasures or even a proper evacuation plan. Although Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan’s standards for restarting nuclear power plants were the best in the world, other countries have far stricter regulations under which Japanese facilities would surely not be permitted to go online.

Restarting nuclear facilities while the government and Nuclear Regulatory Commission neglect the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and wash their hands of safety commitments is an outrage.

It is thought that between 70-80% of Japan’s population are opposed to nuclear power. Even against this backdrop, Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party have stated to the Chairman of Kyushu Electric Power Co. that they will do everything they can to ensure the nuclear facility restarts. This is in complete neglect of the people’s opinion and is simply pandering to big business.

Accordingly, we are organizing NO NUKES Day on September 23, 2014 (Tuesday, public holiday) to try and put a stop to the nuclear program being put forward by the reckless Abe government. There will be a rally and march dedicated to ending nuclear power in Japan.

We must not forget the accident that happened at Fukushima Daiichi as well as the many victims that resulted. We are calling for tens of thousands of people from around Japan to come together and help us push toward a nuclear free Japan as soon as possible.

– Please make appropriate preparations for all weather conditions.
– First-time protesters welcome.
– Approach staff if you feel unwell.
– Make sure all banners and signs are related to the anti-nuclear movement.
– Solicitation to participate in religious or other group strictly prohibited.
– Please do not distribute any printed material to participants that has not first been approved by organizers.

Please help with donations for this event:
You can donate directly on the day to staff members calling for donations, or donate to the following:
Chuo Labour Bank (Ordinary account)
Account number: 105179
NO NUKES DAY実行委員会(“jikkou-iinkai”)
*Please put “0923 kanpa” in the reference section.

NO NUKES DAY has been designated as a day for united action aiming for a nuclear free future and is a united initiative of the Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action, and Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai. Previous NO NUKES DAYs have been held on June 2, 2013, October 13, 2013, March 9, 2014 and June 28, 2014. The fifth NO NUKES DAY on September 23 aims to halt the restart of the Sendai nuclear power plant and is expected to be the biggest demo yet. Let’s unite as a country and put an end to nuclear power here once and for all.

Flier for distribution
Please download and help with distribution.
For large amounts of fliers, please contact us. * Please understand that we are unable to specify date/time of delivery. * Please also note that we may be unable to provide the number of fliers requested.