Mothers stage anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo via NHK World

Hundreds of mothers staged an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo on Sunday, one day before power firms apply to restart 5 nuclear plants under new safety standards.

The organizer said about 500 women gathered in front of the prime minister’s office.

They included residents of Fukushima Prefecture and women who have lived in temporary housing since the Fukushima nuclear accident 2 years ago.

A mother of 5 said she doesn’t want to see another nuclear accident like the one in Fukushima Prefecture. She urged the demonstrators to work together to protect their children’s future.
About 20,000 anti-nuclear messages were collected from across the country for the rally. Japanese people traditionally celebrate the Star Festival on July 7th by writing down their wishes and hanging the paper strips from bamboo trees.

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