Barriers Fail to Stop Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Demonstrators via The Wall Street Journal

Police cordons and closed subway exits didn’t stop Japanese protesters from carrying on a nearly four-month tradition of holding Friday-night anti-nuclear demonstrations in front of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s residence in Tokyo.

Protesters shout slogans during an antinuclear rally near Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s official residence in Tokyo.
The protesters turned up for the 16th such rally to protest the restart of the first nuclear reactors since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, and future restarts. The government approved the restart of two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant in western Japan last month amid concerns about electricity shortages in the peak-demand summer months, and one reactor is already online.

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