2013 Chernobyl Day

The following statement is from www.chernobyl-day.org.

In the world today, thirty-one countries are using nuclear power to produce energy, which represents more than 400 reactors. How many people do know that a chain of dirty, pollutant and uncontrolled fuels hides behind nuclear plants, which is described as “virtuous cycle” by the nuclear industry?

Each step of this chain generates considerable radioactive pollutions, leads to incessant dangerous transports, exposes the population to extreme risks and produces nuclear waste that stays radioactive and dangerous for millions of years.

Together, let’s prevent the nuclear industry from poisoning our lives and break the nuclear chain!

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of April 2013
3 days of action
to highlight the uranium road

For more information, go to www.chernobyl-day.org.

Nov11th Anti-nuclear occupy Tokyo

11.11 Anti-Nuke Occupy Tokyo by Millions and many other protests and rallies were held all over Japan last weekend.

Here are some pictures from Tokyo.

【(cc)Naomi TOYODA / JVJA】

【(cc)Ryuichi HIROKAWA】

To see more aerial shots by two photojournalists, Naomi Toyoda and Ryuichi Hirokawa, please go to Fotgazet. Those pictures are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.1 Japan.

Another photojournalist Takashi Morizumi captured actions on the ground as well. See his photos at his blog HERE.

No Nukes, No Ospreys protests in Tokyo

From September 7th through 9th, there were major protests against nuclear power and deployment of MV-22 Ospreys in Tokyo. It looks like more and more people are standing up against social injustice not just the nuclear issue.

Check out the photo report by a photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto HERE.

170,000 people protest against nukes in Tokyo

(photo by Noda Masaya / JVJA)

170,000 people gathered in Tokyo to show their opposition to nuclear power plants on Monday according to the organizer of the rally.

Read the article by Common Dreams HERE.

Check out the photos taken by a photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto HERE.

Also, you can see aerial photos and video of this massive protest HERE at Online PDF Magazine fotgazet. Pictures on the page are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.1 Japan License.

Protest against Nukes on May 6th

To commemorate the shutdown of the last operating nuclear reactor in Japan, there were the protests around the country on Sunday May 6th.

A photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto has posted the pictures of the demonstration in Suginami, Tokyo. Click HERE to take a look at the great photos.

Also, Tokyo based photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert reports on the same event, I believe, on his blog TokyoLand.

One Year Anniversary Events on Mar. 11th (Central)



“Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants in Nagano”
@Matsumoto Castle Park in Matsumoto
rally 14:00
demonstration 15:00
URL: http://no-genpatu.com/ (in Japanese)


“3.11 Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants in Aichi”
@Hisaya Shimin Plaza in Sakae, Nagoya
opens 11:00
rally 13:00
URL: http://311aichi.net/ (in Japanese)


“human ERROR No Nukes Parade in Yokkaichi”
@Unomori Park in Yokkaichi
rally 14:00
parade 15:00
URL: http://goodbyenppfmt.blog.fc2.com/ (in Japanese)

To find out more events, go to nonukes.jp

For the events around the globe, take a look at Beyond Nuclear.

One Year Anniversary Events on Mar. 11th (West)



“3.11 Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants Fukui People’s Rally in Tsuruga”
@Plaza Bansho in Tsuruga
opens 11:30
parade 16:00
URL: http://goodbyenppfmt.blog.fc2.com/ (in Japanese)


“Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants 3.11 Kansai A Million Peoples’ Action”
@Nakanoshima Park area in Osaka
opens 10:30
demonstrations starts 13:55, 14:55 depending on the routes
URL: http://homepage3.nifty.com/skroba/robaeven.htm (in Japanese)


“3.11 Stop Ikata”
@COMS in Matsuyama

starts 13:30
@Matsuyama-City Station

starts 16:30
URL: http://www.ikata-tomeru.jp/ (in Japanese)


“Abolish Nuclear Power Plants 3.11 in Kochi”
@Marunouchi Ryokuchi Park in Kochi-shi
starts 14:00
URL: http://nacks-kochi.blogspot.com/ (in Japanese)


“Goodbye Nukes in Fukuoka”
@Suzaki Park in Fukuoka-shi
rally 13:30
demonstration 14:30
URL: http://0311fuk.blog.fc2.com/ (in Japanese)