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In Tokyo thousands rally against nuclear power ahead of Fukushima anniversary

Thousands stage anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of Fukushima anniversary  ABC News 10 Mar 14Tens of thousands of Japanese citizens have turned out for an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo, as the nation prepares to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Demonstrators congregated at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park on Sunday, close to central government buildings, before marching around the national parliament.

They gathered to voice their anger at the nuclear industry and prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government, which has announced its intention to restart the Japan’s nuclear reactors after two years of inactivity.

“I felt it’s important that we continue to raise our voice whenever possible,” Yasuro Kawai, a 66-year-old businessman from Chiba prefecture, said.

“Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.

“If we continue this zero nuclear status and if we make efforts to promote renewable energy and invest in energy saving technology, I think it’s possible to live without nuclear (power).”……..

Fukushima disaster ‘continues today’....he plant remains volatile and engineers say it will take four decades to dismantle the crippled reactors..Protesters in Tokyo stressed that Japan can live without nuclear power as it has done so for many months while all of the nation’s 50 commercial nuclear reactors have remained offline due to tense public opposition to restarting them……http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-10/an-thousands-stage-anti-nuclear-rally-in-tokyo-ahead-of-fukushi/5309030

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March 10, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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