Day 491 1,000 march against nuclear power in Nagoya

Mainstream Media Japanese news sites in English covering today’s protests against nuclear power in Japan:

Maichini: 0

Kyodo: 0

NHK World: 0

Japan Times: 0

But then again, maybe they’ll all be covering it tomorrow. (?)

In Japanese, about the march in Nagoya:

Sankei MSN:

名古屋で脱原発千人デモ ツイッターで参加呼び掛け 山本太郎さん「がんばろう」

2012.7.15 19:27 [原発
デモ行進に先立って開かれた集会で、横断幕やプラカードを掲げ脱原発を訴える人たち=15日午後、名古屋市中区デモ行進に先立って開かれた集会で、横断幕やプラカードを掲げ脱原発を訴える人たち=15日午後、名古屋市中区

 名古屋市中心部の栄地区周辺で15日、脱原発を訴えるデモ行進が行われた。主催した市民グループ「TwitNoNukes758」によると、ツイッターやフェイスブックでの呼び掛けに応じ、幅広い年齢層の男女約千人が参加。プラカードや横断幕を手に、「原発いらない」「再稼働反対」などと声を上げた。

デモ行進に先立って開かれた集会では、俳優の山本太郎さんが「草の根の輪は確実に広がっている。状況を変えられるようがんばろう」とあいさつ。愛知県大府市から家族連れで参加した自動車販売業、木津信雄さん(48)は「大飯原発の再稼働は許せない。脱原発はすぐには無理かもしれないが、粘り強く声を上げ続けるしかない」と話した。

グループ代表の会社員、林晃佑さん(26)は「4月のデモ行進より多くの方々に参加してもらえた。脱原発が実現するまで定期的に続けたい」と語った。

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/120715/trd12071519290012-n1.htm

It’s basically saying that there were about 1,000 people at today’s demonstration against nuclear power.

Here’s a translation based on Google translate:

On the 15th, a demonstration against nuclear power was held in the Sakae district near the city center of Nagoya. According to the group “TwitNoNukes758”, it was organized by citizens responding to a call spread on Facebook and Twitter, about one thousand people participated, men and women of all ages. People held banners or placards, and chanted “Stop the Restart (Ooi)” and “We do not need nuclear power plants.”

At the rally that was held prior to the march, actor Taro Yamamoto greeted the assembled group saying, “Grassroots groups are working hard to change the situation. Keep spreading this movement.”

Mr. Nobuo Kizu (48) who participated with his family from Obu, Aichi Prefecture, said, “We cannot permit the restart of the Ooi nuclear power plant. We can only tenaciously continue to raise our voices.”

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There’s more on protests today below, but the BIG one is tomorrow in Tokyo. Stay tuned to IWJ’s Ustream channel!!

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Anti-Nuke, Anti-Noda Protest in Funabashi, Chiba Started

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Also from EX-SKF:

July 15: “Take the Yellow Train (Sobu Line) to Funabashi (Noda’s Constituency), Make the Sound of Drums Heard!” Demo from 1PM in Funabashi, Chiba

I think I like these organizers.

Clearly including the ones who organized the very fun protest on June 24 in Funabashi City, Chiba (Prime Minister Noda’s constituency), the group of people calling themselves “Drums of Fury” is doing another protest in Funabashi. Participants are encouraged to take the “Yellow Train” – JR Sobu Line that goes from the western Tokyo into Chiba.

This protest looks to be fun again, if I judge by their blog page.

Article continues at:

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/07/july-15-take-yellow-train-to-funabashi.html

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Found this translation on Facebook:

佐々木さんの今日のメッセージです:
Sasaki’s fishing nets were driven out to sea by the storm. He had to struggle against bad weather yesterday. He says, “So, I have a backache now. It’s completely abnormal weather this year. I heard that the terrible flood has done a lot of damage to the people in Western Japan. It looks like last year’s tsunami. By the way, the Prime Minister Noda visited our disaster area yesterday. I watched him on TV. But, strangely enough, he was talking to the victims who don’t complain at all as if the victims were intentionally chosen. So, I doubt whether he exactly listened to our voices. Everything he says seem only a pose. Especially, Noda should promise to compensate every victim for the harmful rumor of the radiation of Fukushima nuclear power plant.”
「昨日の漁は、網が沖に流されていて大変でした。今でも腰が痛いです。九州では記録的な雨が降り、大分県や福岡県の筑後川流域などで大きな被害が出たようです。まるで、3.11の津波のようです。本当に今年は異常気象ですね。さて、野田首相が昨日、始めて岩手県の被災地を視察しました。テレビを見ていると、厳しいことを言わない被災者を選んで話をしているように思えました。被災者の心の問題や復興の遅れなど、被災者の本当の訴えが届いたかどうか甚だ疑問です。パフォーマンスではなく、特に福島原発の風評被害については、補償を含めて、国家としてしっかり取り組んでほしいと思います。」

Link to an article in Japanese on Prime Minister Noda’s visit to Iwate:

http://www.iwate-np.co.jp/newspack/cgi-bin/newspack_c.cgi?c_politics_l+CO2012071401001533_3

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