NO NUKES☆ALL STAR demonstration in front of parliament

Posted on June 12th, 2017

 

★NO NUKES☆ALL STAR demonstration in front of parliament

Date: 18:00~20:00 July 7, 2017 (Friday)
Place: In front of the main gates of the Diet building (includes guest speakers – public figures/politicians) & in front of the PM’s office (includes protest chants)
Organizer: Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes


July 7(Fri) NO NUKES☆ALL STAR Demonstration In Front Of Parliament. Details here: http://coalitionagainstnukes.jp/en/2017/06/12/0707/ #NoNukes https://pic.twitter.com/4MNgZLO8dB

 

The Abe administration continues to reveal how undemocratic its stance is with a host of issues that include the Moritomo Gakuen scandal and controversial comments about the Tohoku disaster made by Masahiro Imamura. Despite this, the government still seeks to force through the resumption of nuclear power facilities. In April 2014, an undesirable amendment was made to the Strategic Energy Plan, stating that nuclear power was an important base-load power source. This prefaced the push toward nuclear facility restarts. Although public opinion polls show that the overwhelming majority of people want a nuclear-free Japan, the government has presupposed the will of established interests and has taken the self-righteous step of attempting to resume nuclear facilities.

On May 17, 2017, the number four reactor at the Takahama Plant in Fukui Prefecture was restarted in defiance of the will of the people. The number three reactor is scheduled for restart at the beginning of June while it has been reported that the number three and four reactors of the Oi Plant will be brought online before the end of the year. On top of this, at the end of April the mayor of Saga Prefecture expressed consent with the restart of the Genkai nuclear facility and related procedures have been completed. In all of these cases, new regulatory standards and the government are trying to force through the restart of facilities without a clear evacuation plan, which has been left to the local people to deal with, much the same as the Sendai and Ikata facilities when they were rebooted.

The Abe administration also has a stake in the export of nuclear technology, pushing ahead with the Japan-India nuclear deal. Toshiba’s slumping business caused by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric stresses that there is no future in nuclear operations. Despite this, the government continues to push the nuclear industry. In addition, the police are even running drills to counter a possible terrorist attack on a nuclear facility. Promoting nuclear energy while fully cognizant of the danger it poses to defense makes no sense.

Not only is nuclear energy hazardous to people’s health and does radiation pollute the environment, but it also violates personal rights and dignity, resulting in an outpouring of national wealth. It is the responsibility of us adults to reverse this energy policy without delay and not to leave behind the negative legacy of the twentieth century for our children, the leaders of the next generation. There is enough electricity without nuclear power, and as such, there is no justifiable reason to power up the reactors.

Join us on July 7 in front of parliament and the prime minister’s office to express our disapproval of the government’s actions and our desire for a nuclear-free Japan and world.

Access

Nearest stations:
Kokkaigijidomae (Marunouchi, Chiyoda lines / Exits 3, 4)
Nagatacho (Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Namboku lines / Exit 1)
Tameike Sanno (Namboku, Ginza lines / Exit 5; Also passage to Kokkaigijidomae Stn.)
Kasumigaseki (Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Hibiya lines / Exits A8, A13)
Sakuradamon (Yurakucho line / Exits 1, 2)

Help us with a donation for this event

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: シュトケンハンゲンパツレンゴウ (“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)).
*Please put “0707 kanpa” in the reference section.

Johnan Shinkin Bank
Yokohama Branch
Branch number: 063
Account type: Ordinary (Futsuu 普通)
Account number: 285654
Account name: シュトケンハンゲンパツレンゴウ(“Shutoken han-genpatsu rengo”)

Notes

○This is a non-violent action. Please only participate upon understanding of this policy.
○Please make appropriate preparations for weather, especially fluid for rehydration and rain gear.
○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.
○No flyer distribution or petitions allowed.
○Please leave ample space for pedestrians.
○Please do not fly flags. They can hinder view and cause injury.
○For camera and video operators, please provide affiliation and contact details if asked by staff.
○If you find any lost or dropped items and are unsure of owner, please take them to the nearest police station.

Help us with flier distribution. We will send you the fliers free of charge. Help us to spread the word to as many people as possible.
<Inquiry form> http://coalitionagainstnukes.jp/?p=9090

Inquiries

Email: info@coalitionagainstnukes.jp

 

 

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