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Letter to emperor incident sparking huge debate via The Asahi Shimbun

A rookie lawmaker has sparked a fierce debate over the simmering issue of politics and the emperor in Japan. Independent Upper House member Taro Yamamoto was widely denounced for handing a personal letter to Emperor Akihito at an imperial garden … Continue reading

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Japan lawmaker breaks taboo with nuclear fears letter for emperor via Reuters

A Japanese lawmaker handed Emperor Akihito a letter on Thursday expressing fear about the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, breaking a taboo by trying to involve the emperor in politics. Taro Yamamoto, who is also an anti-nuclear activist, … Continue reading

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Fujiwara breaks TV taboo, slams secrets bill via The Japan Times

Norika Fujiwara has broken an unwritten rule of the television business: sharing her political views. The popular model and actress has come out against a bill that stiffens penalties against civil servants who leak classified information. Writing on her website, … Continue reading

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Actor Yamamoto, ex-wrestler Inoki win via The Japan Times

Actor and anti-nuclear activist Taro Yamamoto and ex-wrestling star Antonio Inoki both won seats in Sunday’s Upper House contest, early returns showed. Yamamoto, 38, who ran as an independent in the Tokyo constituency, appeared set to enter the upper chamber … Continue reading

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The No Nukes 2012 Concert and the Role of Musicians in the Anti-Nuclear Movement via Japan Focus

On July 7–8, 2012, a two-day mass rock concert called No Nukes 2012 was held in the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba, near Tokyo. The organizer was Sakamoto Ryuichi, member of the groundbreaking Japanese technopop group Yellow Magic Orchestra … Continue reading

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Case dropped against antinuke actor Yamamoto via The Japan Times Online

SAGA — Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors have dropped their case against actor Taro Yamamoto and other antinuclear protesters accused of trespassing and interfering with the duties of the Saga Prefectural Government when they delivered a petition against reactor restarts in … Continue reading

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Actor uses lessons learned overseas to fight nuclear energy via The Japan Times Online

Actor Taro Yamamoto, who has become an active opponent of nuclear power, says he hopes to spread the antinuclear message in Japan using tips he has gained from visiting foreign countries. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on … Continue reading

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