March 8 NO NUKES DAY -Unified Action Against Nuclear Power! Remember Fukushima & Halt Restarts!

Four years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. As the government pushes for the restart of nuclear facilities, we, the three groups of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action and Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai, call for unified action to aptly demonstrate popular opinion against nuclear power.

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March 3 NO NUKES DAY Remember Fukushima & Halt Restarts

Date: March 8, 2015 (Sunday)
Place: Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo (Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall; often abbreviated as Hibiya Yaon) in Hibiya Park. It is near Kokkaigijido (houses of parliament (Diet))
Organizers:Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action and Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai

-For Hibiya Park:
Hibiya Station (Hibiya Line/Chiyoda Line)
Kasumigaseki Station (Marunouchi Line/Chiyoda Line/Hibiya Line)
Uchisaiwaicho Station (Mita line)
Yurakucho Station (JR Line)

-For Kokkaigijido (houses of parliament (Diet))
Sakuradamon Station (Yurakucho Line)
Kokkaigijido-mae Station (Marunouchi Line/Chiyoda Line)
Kasumigaseki Station (Marunouchi Line/Chiyoda Line/Hibiya Line)
Nagatacho Station (Yurakucho Line/Hanzomon Line/Nanboku Line)

<Part 1>
13:00~ Assemble *Place: Hibiya Yaon (Open-Air Concert Hall in Hibiya Park)
14:00~ Protest march followed by encircling of houses of parliament (Diet) *March leaves from Hibiya Park
Organizers: Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action and Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai

<Part 2>
15:30~17:00 Assembly in front of houses of parliament (Diet)
Organizer: Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes

Almost four years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2011. Yet there is still no resolution to issues surrounding the nuclear disaster and some 120,000 people have still not received satisfactory compensation, forcing them to live in extremely tough conditions.

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has spent decades promoting a nuclear policy when in power. The Abe administration refuses to learn from the Fukushima incident and has thrown out the plan to achieve zero nuclear power generation in the 2030s put forward by the Democratic Party under its Basic Energy Plan. Instead, the LDP has stated that atomic power is an important base load energy source and in order to appease certain interests, namely bureaucrats, politicians and big business, is in great haste to restart nuclear facilities beginning with the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant. Popular opinion has not been swayed amid the state tyranny, however, with the vast majority of people remaining committed to voicing their disapproval of the government’s actions.

Join us on March 8, 2015 for NO NUKES DAY and take part in nationwide action around March 11 for NO NUKES WEEK. Don’t forget that the Fukushima disaster is ongoing and the devastation remains. Let’s make it clear that we, the people of Japan and beyond, do not want or need nuclear power. Now is the time for us to band together and put further pressure on the government. If we all come together, we can make a difference and create a better, safer world free of nuclear power.

– 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 “0308 donation” in the reference section.

Flier for distribution
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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.

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 March 8, 2015 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.

The week surrounding March 11 marks NO NUKES WEEK. Join in one of the nationwide protests against nuclear power. Various anti-nuclear events are planned for the week surrounding March 11 marking four years since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action, Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai and Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes have designated this week as NO NUKES WEEK and are calling for joint action against nuclear power generation. Please take part in one of the events in your area. For details, regularly check back to this website or see fliers distributed at protests (may not include all events).