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UPDATE 1-Ex-Japan PM joins anti-nuclear demo outside PM’s office via Reuters

By Mari Saito and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – In a rare move by a former Japanese prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama joined a boisterous anti-nuclear demonstration outside his old office on Friday, a fresh sign that the ruling … Continue reading

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Huge changes occurring in protest techniques in Japan via The Asahi Shimbun

Where “revolution” could once be defined in Japan as something akin to the violent protests in 1960 against the revision of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, today’s growing protests against nuclear power are redefining the term. The protests have been orderly … Continue reading

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Tokyo Rally Is Biggest Yet to Oppose Nuclear Plan via The New York Times

TOKYO — In Japan’s largest antinuclear rally since the disaster at Fukushima, tens of thousands of protesters gathered at a park in central Tokyo on Monday to urge the government to halt its restarting of the nation’s reactors. Organizers said … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear protesters put heat on Noda via The Asahi Shimbun

Fifteen weeks ago, there were only 300 of them. On July 13, according to police estimates, there were 10,000 people in Tokyo’s streets with a single, simple message for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda: “Saikado Hantai” (We oppose restarts). The organizers … Continue reading

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Largest Demonstrations in Half a Century Protest the Restart of Japanese Nuclear Power Plants via Japan Focus

Piers Williamson On 29 June, Japan witnessed its largest public protest since the 1960s. This was the latest in a series of Friday night gatherings outside Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko’s official residence. Well over one hundred thousand people came together … Continue reading

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Even Noda startled by size of anti-nuclear protest outside his office via The Asahi Shimbun

Thousands rallied outside the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district to protest the government’s decision to restart two reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. The No. 3 and No. 4 reactors, operated by Kansai Electric … Continue reading

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In Tokyo, Thousands Protest the Restarting of a Nuclear Power Plant via The New York Times

TOKYO — Shouting antinuclear slogans and beating drums, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the prime minister’s residence on Friday, in the largest display yet of public anger at the government’s decision to restart a nuclear power … Continue reading

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Protest rally against Noda, Oi reactor restarts intensifies via The Japan Times

As Kansai Electric Power Co. prepares to fire up a reactor at the Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture on Sunday, a massive crowd gathered in central Tokyo to express their anger toward the government and the utility. The protest … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands protest Japan nuclear restart via AFP

TOKYO — Tens of thousands of people rallied outside the Japanese prime minister’s residence in Tokyo Friday in one of the largest demonstrations held against the restart of nuclear reactors. The protesters, carrying placards which read “Rise up against the … Continue reading

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