30 Jun '12, 5am

Peaceful Anti-Nuclear Protest Flourishes in Tokyo | Care2 Causes

Peaceful Anti-Nuclear Protest Flourishes in Tokyo | Care2 Causes

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside of the national Parliament building in Tokyo on Friday to protest the restarting of a nuclear power plant in the country. The demonstration was the 14th anti-nuclear protest to occur since early March in Japan in response to choices made by the current government. In the middle of June, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced that the Ohi plant in western Japan would reopen, despite the fact that the vast majority of Japanese citizens oppose the opening of nuclear power plants. Although Noda has claimed that he will ensure that security and safety procedures will be strengthened before the restart at Ohi, memories of the nuclear disaster in March 2011, caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan which destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, remain vivid in citizens’ minds. After that disaster, all 50 of the oper...

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