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Japanese protestors strengthen opposition to nuclear power, and call out to the world to join them

Protests Grow in Japan: “We Want to Bring Our Message to the World to Stop Nuclear Power Plants”  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/17/protests_grow_in_japan_we_want Recent moves by the Japanese government to restart the country’s nuclear power plant facilities have been met by growing protests. “I think this is a problem of the world, not just of Japan,” Kato Keiko told Democracy Now! at a protest outside the prime minister’s private residence in Tokyo. She describes how there is increasing expectation that voters will decide which candidate to choose in the upcoming election based on their position on nuclear power.

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AMY GOODMAN: We’re broadcasting for the last of three days from Tokyo, Japan. We turn right now to what took place just before we made it to the studio. Hundreds of people gathered outside the official residence of the Japanese prime minister to voice their concern about nuclear power.

KEIKO KATO: [translated] My name is Keiko Kato. I belong to this organizers’ group which organized this demonstration. And we’ve been here for two years to demonstrate against the nuclear power facilities. I think this is a problem of the world, not for just Japan. So, for us, for Japanese to be able to abolish the nuclear facility, this would save the world from the nuclear powers……..

There will be gubernatorial elections next month, and one of the issues that we are discussing is either the candidate is for nuclear power plant or against the nuclear power plant. And that will be a serious issue that has to be discussed. And we can send a message from Tokyo to the Japanese government for nuclear policies. We are trying very hard to stop this movement that is starting. We want you to bring our message to the world to stop nuclear power plant facilities…..

January 18, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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