July 23rd Rally for Decommissioning Hamaoka


There will be a rally for decommissioning the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka tomorrow, July 23rd. It’s called the HIMAWARI (meaning sunflower in Japanese) Rally.

when: 10AM July 23rd
opening @10AM
rally starts @11AM
parade starts @12AM
ends around 1PM

where: Sunpu Park in Shizuoka-City (map)
10mins walk from JR Shizuoka Station. The park is right next to the prefecture office.

Japanese animation uncovers the truth about nuke power

This cartoon on youtube became hugely popular on the internet community in Japan after 3.11. Uncle Genpachi and a cat named Tama uncover the hidden truth about nuclear power plants. Now, they have something to say to the international community so they learned English or maybe they have been bilingual. It’s funny, very informative, and easy to understand. There are five short episodes.

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PHOTO: Dairy Farmers in the Evacuation Zone

This week’s “Photo of the Week” from Days International is a picture by Soichiro Koriyama. The photojournalist witnessed the scene of a dead cow being carried out from a barn in Namie Town, Fukushima.

The last week’s photo was the aerial shot of the recently shutdown Hamaoka nuclear power plant by Ryuichi Hirokawa.