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Citizens’ groups propel rising wave of antinuclear activism | The Japan Times Online

Japanese summers are not kind to protesters. Under the scorching afternoon sun and into the humid evenings, however, tens of thousands of citizens have continued to chant against the restart of Japan’s nuclear reactors. On June 16, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda decided to restart the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. On July 5 it became the first reactor ...

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Sayonara atomic energy: Biggest anti-nuclear rally hits Tokyo (PHOTOS) | RT

Tens of thousands of people overran a park in Tokyo urging Japan to abandon nuclear power as the country prepares to restart another reactor, which was shut down among 50 others following last year’s meltdown at Fukushima. ­Temperatures sweltering, the Yoyogi Park failed to accommodate all the rally participants from all over Japan, who were waving banners “Goodbye Nuclear Plants” ...

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How Fukushima is leading towards a nuclear-free Japan | guardian.co.uk

The Fukushima accident will achieve in the next few months what has eluded campaigners for decades: the closure of every one of Japan’s nuclear reactors. The closures, prompted by the meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a year ago, have continued as more reactors are taken offline for inspections. All must pass recently introduced two-stage “stress tests” and win ...

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Thousands March Against Nuclear Power in Japan | Common Dream

Thousands of people are demonstrating today in Japan against nuclear power. Agence France-Presse reports on the protesters: Kenzaburo Oe, the 1994 Nobel prize winner for literature, told a central rally at Yoyogi Park, “Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants will be borne by generations to come.” The Japan Times adds that a group of anti-nuclear activists has been pushing for ...

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