KEEP CALM! NO NUKES! November 10, 2019 protest

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KEEP CALM! NO NUKES! November 10, 2019 protest
Shift to a no-nukes energy policy!
No restarts! Let the people and opposition parties join forces to realize a non-nuclear administration.

Date: 18:00~20:00 November 10, 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: In front of parliament building main gate (south garden side)
 *No protest in front of PM’s official residence
Organizer: Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes (MCAN)

In the House of Councilors elections in July 2019, opposition parties that shared common policies such as an anti- nuclear stance fought together and established “unified candidates” in all 32 districts nationwide. As a result, although the ruling party promoting nuclear power and constitutional reform gained a majority of votes, it was not the two-thirds necessary for a parliamentary motion. However, while the voter turnout was the second lowest in history, the ruling party won despite the fact that the number of votes in the Liberal Democratic Party’s proportional wards has greatly decreased, suggesting the need to further strengthen the joint struggle among opposition parties.

More than 930,000 houses lost power, mainly in Chiba Prefecture, due to Typhoon No. 15 which hit on September 9. However, while people were unable to use air conditioning due to the blackout, leading to unnecessary deaths from heat stroke, Prime Minister Abe gave priority to the remodeling of the cabinet, and disaster countermeasures were postponed, exacerbating the damage. The inefficiency of the Abe administration’s disaster countermeasures did not begin here though. Moreover, if regional distributed small-scale power generation had been more widespread, could damage from this typhoon or the Hokkaido Iburi eastern earthquake have been contained?

In the 4th Abe Second Remodeling Cabinet, Isshu Sugawara, who was elected under the pretext of being a proponent of non-nuclear power generation, was appointed as the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. He then told reporters that “zero-nukes is at the moment and in the future, not realistic.”
In addition, Shinjiro Koizumi, who entered the cabinet for the first time as Minister for Environment and Nuclear Disaster Prevention, is now in the media spotlight.Along with that, many issues such as tritium water and nuclear waste disposal at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been reported, and Mr. Koizumi said he would consider ways to eliminate nuclear power plants. Let’s see if anything comes of this.

On the other hand, Takaya Imai, Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, who has strong connections to a tight-knit group of legislators involved in the promotion of nuclear power and led their restarts, has became special advisor to the Prime Minister. In addition to anti-terrorism measures, the Nuclear Regulation Authority urged electric power companies to respond based on new knowledge about active faults, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. How can the Abe administration continue to promote nuclear power while the nuclear industry is economically spent and there are so many impediments to restarting the plants? The road has been clearly cut off. KEEP CALM! NO NUKES! Let’s work to change the energy policy now!

 

Guest speakers (titles omitted)
Prominent figures (not in order of appearance)

● Minoru Ikeda (Former Fukushima decontamination worker)
● Taeko Endo @TaekoEndo (Music critic)
● Mai Oishi (Group staff/Translator)
● Masaru Kaneko @masaru_kaneko (Economist/Specially appointed professor at Rikkyo University)
● Hitomi Kamanaka @kama38 (Filmmaker)
● Shigeaki Koga (Former Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry official/ representative of Forum 4, a social movement supporting both pacifism and structural reform of the economy)
● Shiyoji Takeuchi @takeuchishiyoji (Lawyer/Kantei-mae Mimamori Bengodan)
● Shunsuke Hirose @Shun_Hirose (Environmental designer/Former associate professor of Graduate School of Tohoku University of Art and Design)
● Atsushi Funahashi @cowtown11211 (Filmmaker)
● Michihisa Hotate @zxd01342 (Professor emeritus of University of Tokyo <History>)
Others to be decided

<Politicians>
To be decided

<Live Performances>

● Ruiko Enjoji
Social enka performer who often performs at festivals and in the street. Committed to standing up for the people
and is not afraid to voice her strong opinions to those in power. Also an illustrator of the character “hide” under the name Ruiko Kozuka and provides works to Soul Flower Union as well as undertakes many other activities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

● Tokuichi Shinohara @sinotoku1
Born in 1983 in Katsushika City. Started out with the punk band “smell” around 2000 while also performing solo. Member of contonovo, pinga and kamadouma. He goes back and forth between Katsushika and Kaoriyama City.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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)

Please 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.
● 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”)
● 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 “1110 kampa” in the reference section.


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 make sure flags are directly related to the anti-nuclear movement.
○For camera and video operators, please provide affiliation and contact details if asked by staff as content can sometimes be misused.
Inquiries:
Email: info@coalitionagainstnukes.jp


Please 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 “1110 kampa” 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 make sure flags are directly related to the anti-nuclear movement.
○For camera and video operators, please provide affiliation and contact details if asked by staff.

Inquiries:

Email: info@coalitionagainstnukes.jp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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