One Year Anniversary Events on Mar. 10th

There are many events that have been planned for one year anniversary of 3/11 this weekends in Japan. Here’s some of them scheduled on March 10th.

MARCH 10TH

AICHI

“3.10 Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants Action in Aichi”
Hisaya Odori Park’s Hisaya Square in Sakae, Nagoya
Opens 13:00
Rally starts 15:00
Demonstration 16:00
URL: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/611aichi (in Japanese)

KYOTO


“Bye-Bye Nuclear @ Kyoto!”
Maruyama Park in Kyoto-shi
Opens 12:00
Rally starts 14:00
Demonstration starts 14:45
URL: http://atomausstieg-action.jimdo.com/ (in Japanese)

(UPDATE)

CHIBA


“3.11 Chiba Action”
Yoshikawa Park in Chiba-shi
Rally starts 13:30
Demonstration starts 14:00
URL: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/chiba20110507/(in Japanese)

HYOGO


“It’s Love. humanERROR A Million People Parade in Kobe”
Meriken Park
in Kobe
Rally 12:00-15:00
Parade 15:00-16:00
URL: http://sayogenkobe.blog.fc2.com/(in Japanese)

YAMAGUCHI


“Goodbye Nukes 10 Million People Action in Yanai”
Sun Beam Yanai
in Yanai-shi
opens 13:00
Rally starts 13:30
Parade starts 15:30
URL: http://ameblo.jp/1000mannin-yanai/

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REPORT: 5/7&8 Anti-Nukes Protests

Despite scattered rains, more than 10,000 people marched against nuclear power plants in Tokyo last weekend. Two protesters were arrested (see the video below).

To see more videos from the 5.7 demo in Shibuya, check out HERE.

In Kobe, around 450 people came to protest according to the organizer. They raised 75,000 yen (roughly US$940) for Tohoku people.

In Fukuoka, around 1,200 people showed up to say no to nuclear power plants according to the organizer.

(update)
At the Shibuya demonstration, four protesters were arrested. Two of them have been released already, but the other two have been still detained at Harajuku and Yoyogi Police Stations as of May 9th.

Please see the detail HERE.

5/7 Protests in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe

Saturday, May 7th No Nukes protests in Tokyo, Osaka & Kobe

5.7 Stop Nuclear Power Station Demonstration
Shibuya Massive Sound Demo

2:00pm gather at Shibuya Ward Office (map)
3:00pm march starts

The marching course is like this:
Shibuya Ward Office > Harajuku Station > Omote Sando > Aoyama Dori > Shibuya Central > 109 > Hachiko Mae Scramble Crossing > Meiji Dori > Shibuya Ward Office

More info: http://57nonukes.tumblr.com/

Bye to Nuclear Power Plants!!
Sound Demo

Let’s go to the demonstration with musical instruments

3:00pm Minami Horie Park
(next to Horie Park in 2-chome, Minamihorie, Nishi-ku)

The marching course:
Minami Horie Park > Tachibana Dori > America Mura > Shinsaibashi > Midosuji > Takashima-ya > Naniwa Park

Rain or shine, the protest will be held as scheduled.

More info: http://osakanonukes.tumblr.com/

05.07 “THINK FUKUSHIMA +WALK” in Kobe
FROM KOBE TO EASTEN JAPAN!!!!
FROM KOBE TO THE WORLD!!!!
THINK FUKUSHIMA!

2:00pm gather at Higashi Yuenchi (map)

The marching course:
Higashi Yuenchi > Center Gai > Moto Machi > Meriken Park

More info: http://0507nonukekobe.tumblr.com/

No Nukes Protests on May 7th & 8th

Those who organized the no nukes demonstration in Koenji, Tokyo in April are now planning to have a protest this time in Shibuya, one of the most popular spot in Tokyo.

The organizer states in the website:

It is one month since the huge demo in Koenji, and almost two months since the great disaster struck, but the situation in Fukushima is still anything but stable!

Newspapers and TV make it sound like everything is getting better, but if we stop and think about it, we realize how far this is from the truth. In fact, the situation hasn’t improved at all! If anything, radioactive matter is still leaking, the contamination is worsening and nobody even knows when this will be under control.

Meanwhile, the water, land, sea, plants, animals and of course us humans are paying the price. It’s more than enough to tell us that nuclear energy is just too dangerous and scary!

We must say no to any energy source that puts us in such a horrible situation. In other countries, the people have sized on this opportunity to realize the hazards of nuclear power, but Japan shows no intention to rethink their nuclear policy. We know now, more than ever, that nuclear energy was never safe or environmentally sound, and we need to get rid of it as soon as possible!

No kidding!

Following the demo in Kouenji, we will come together once again in a giant protest against nuclear power! Last time, all kinds of people including anxious Tokyoites, mothers and fathers worried about their kids, and refugees from the areas around the power plants joined the protest. This time we will see an even greater multitude taking to the streets to voice their disapproval!!

On May 7th, let’s head for Shibuya!!!

Website: http://57nonukes.tumblr.com/


Also, there are protests in Fukuoka on May 8th
Website: http://hantenchi.blog102.fc2.com/blog-entry-25.html


in Osaka on May 7th
Website: http://osakanonukes.tumblr.com/


in Kobe on May 7th
Website: http://0507nonukekobe.tumblr.com/

in Nagoya on May 8th
Website: http://stop-hamaoka.jugem.jp/