Feb. 19th Protest in Suginami, Tokyo

Thousands of people gathered in Suginami-ku, Tokyo to protest agains nuclear power last weekend. This demonstration was organized mainly by the ward community from young mothers to the elderly. According to the organizers, there were 5,000 to 6,000 people walked through the streets of Suginami. It was reported that this demonstration was widely supported by the local community, and some shops offered the special protester discount, for example.

Check out the pictures by the two fine photojpurnailsts:

The report and photos by Munesuke Yamamoto (Google transalted)

The photos by Takashi Morizumi

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[IPS News] Trust Deficit – Worst Fallout of Fukushima

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

TOKYO, Feb 22, 2012 (IPS) – Kazuya Tarukawa, 36, left a secure job in the Japanese capital to tend to his family’s organic farm located 100 km away from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor.

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[Independent] Fukushima: Return to the disaster zone

The Independent correspondent David McNeil visits the inside of crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant recently.

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Feb. 11th Goodbye Nukes Rally in Tokyo

On the day of the 11-month anniversary of the East Japan disaster, 12,000 people participated in the anti-nuke rally in Tokyo according to the organizer of the event.

A photojournalist Munesuke Yamammoto reports on his blog, and here’s the link to his article translated by google:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=ja&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fasama888.cocolog-nifty.com%2Fblog%2F2012%2F02%2Fpost-d9e3.html

Although the translation isn’t perfect, it’s worth looking at his excellent photos from the rally.