No More Nuclear Plant Restarts! (March 11)

No More Nuclear Plant Restarts!
Protest in front of the PM’s office

5 years since Fukushima
4 years since the weekly Friday protests began
March 11 protest and assembly for a nuclear free Japan

Date: March 11, 2016 (Friday), 18:00-20:00
(1) In front of the PM’s office (protest, including chants)
(2) In front of the main gate of parliament building (speeches from youth and politicians)

Organizer: Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes

Nearest stations:
Kokkaigijidomae (Marunouchi, Chiyoda lines)
Tameike Sanno (Namboku, Ginza lines)
Nagatacho (Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Namboku lines)
Kasumigaseki (Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Hibiya lines)
Sakuradamon (Yurakucho line)

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tweet:Mar 11 (Fri) Anti-nuke protest in front of PM office and parliament, Tokyo 6-8pm. Join us!

Guest speakers in front of parliament (planned)

From Fukushima:
Kazuyoshi Sato (Vice president, Fukushima Genpatsu Kokusodan / Facilitator, No Nukes Fukushima Network)
Kaori Suzuki (Executive Director, Iwaki Radiation Measuring Center, Tarachine / Vice Chairman, Okinawa Kumi No Sato)

Youth, prominent figures:
Chizuko Ueno (Honorary Professor, The University of Tokyo / Chief Director, Women’s Action Network)
Satoshi Kamata (Freelance journalist / Promoter, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action)
Rika Kayama (Psychiatrist / Professor, Rikkyo University)
Naoto Kan (former PM)
Shigeaki Koga (Advocate, Forum 4 / Former Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry official)
Setsu Kobayashi (Honorary Professor, Keio University / Lawyer)
Takeshi Suwahara (Shimin Rengo / SEALDs)
Koichi Nakano (Professor, Sophia University / Promoter, Save Constitutional Democracy Japan)
Tsuyoshi Yoshiwara (Advisor, The Johnan Shinkin Bank)

[Possibility of others]
*Politicians (currently in talks with people from all parties)

Final chant by the rapper ATS
(titles omitted; order based on Japanese syllabary)
*Plans are subject to change.
*Information on speakers will be updated as required.

March 11, 2011 is a day we will never forget.
Five years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and although for a while Japan was heading toward the abolishment of nuclear power by 2030 under the Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party has returned to a policy of holding on to and promoting nuclear facilities as part of their autocratic leadership style. However, overwhelming public consensus shows that people still want to see an end to nuclear power, and every Friday evening for the past four years a large number of people turn out to protest the government’s nuclear policy. Even though five long, tough years have passed since the nuclear disaster, there is still no resolution in sight, and radioactive water continues to leak into the sea. On top of this, many people who evacuated because of the disaster have still not received proper compensation. Despite this, the Abe government callously and in great haste seeks to restart nuclear facilities simply to maintain certain vested interests.
We must learn from the Fukushima nuclear accident and waste no time in abolishing nuclear power in Japan and reinstating the nuclear-free energy policy. Otherwise, we will never be able to regain what was lost in the disaster. We hope that people fully understand and recognize the situation in Fukushima so that we can head toward a society that more truly values the lives of each and every member.
On March 11, 2016, we will make a new pledge to realize a nuclear-free Japan. Join us!

○Please make appropriate preparations for weather, especially fluid for rehydration and rain gear.
○First-time participants welcome.
○Approach staff if you feel unwell.
○Solicitation to participate in religious or other groups is strictly prohibited.
○Please do not distribute any printed material to participants that has not first been approved by organizers.
○This action is a non-violent action. Please only participate upon understanding of this policy.
○No drones allowed.

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This event is run solely on donations from ordinary citizens. Please help us to continue our work with a donation.
○From Japan Post Bank (at Post Offices):
Account name: 首都圏反原発連合 (“Shutoken han-genpatsu rengo”) Account number: 00170-1-291074
○If you deposit from another bank, use the branch number 019 with 0291074 as the account number (Account type: Toza (当座)).
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