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The Voices of Ten Million: Anti-Nuclear Petition Movement Launched in Japan via Japan Focus

Jul. 09, 2011

Asia-Pacific Journal Editors

A group of Japan’s most prominent public intellectuals have launched a movement to amass ten million signatures calling for an end to Japanese nuclear power. The group, which includes Katsuto Uchihashi, Kenzaburo Ooe, Keiko Ochiai, Satoshi Kamata, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hisae Sawachi, Jakucho Setouchi, Takashi Tsujii and Shunsuke Tsurumi, also plan a nationwide series of protests on September 11, the six month anniversary of the tsunami and the beginning of the Fukushima crisis.

The group’s website (English here) describes their plan as follows:

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