Tag Archives: Kenzaburo Oe

Thousands of people protest against nuclear power, security legislation in Tokyo via The Mainichi

A large protest rally against nuclear power and controversial security-related legislation, which recently passed the Diet, was held at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on Sept. 23, with participants promoting a campaign to kick out lawmakers, who voted yes … Continue reading

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‘What’s your anti-disaster plan?’ Thousands protest Japanese nuclear revival via RT

Thousands of people protested in Tokyo on Tuesday, criticizing the government’s move to restart two of Japan’s nuclear reactors by arguing that no sufficient anti-disaster plans have been presented three years after the Fukushima catastrophe. More than 16,000 activists gathered … Continue reading

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Fukushima revives A-bomb trauma via Albuquerque Journal

Amy Goodman The day before my meeting with Koji Hosokawa, I sat down in Tokyo to interview Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was 10 years old in 1945. “When Japan experienced the bombings of Hiroshima … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands of protesters attend anti-nuclear events in Tokyo via The Asahi Shimbun

With all the nation’s 50 nuclear reactors offline, an estimated 40,000 people attended a series of demonstrations in central Tokyo on Oct. 13 organized by three anti-nuclear civic groups to express their opposition to the government’s push for restarts. In … Continue reading

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60,000 in Tokyo protest government plans to restart nuclear power via The Japan Daily Press

Approximately 60,000 people rallied in Japan’s capital of Tokyo on Sunday, June 2nd in order to protest recent government plans to restart the country’s idled nuclear reactors. People gathered in Shiba Park and later marched towards the parliament building. Among … Continue reading

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Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Activists Losing Ground Since Fukushima Disaster via The Daily Beast

Fukushima who? Only two years after the devastating nuclear meltdown, Japan is set to reopen idled reactors. Lennox Samuels on why nobody seems to mind. […] It’s not as if anyone has shrugged off “3/11.” The 2013 anniversary was marked … Continue reading

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Oe, Sakamoto lead charge for no-reactor bill via The Japan Times

A group led by Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe, Academy Award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and other noted celebrities has launched a nationwide network seeking passage of a bill to abolish all nuclear power plants in Japan. […] Other members of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Anti-Nuclear Rally Attracts Thousands in Growing Protests via Broomberg

Tens of thousands of people packed Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park today for Japan’s biggest anti-nuclear rally since the Fukushima disaster last year in growing protests against government moves to restart atomic reactors. Speakers at the demonstration, which broke up at 1:30 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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