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Colorful protests continue against pro-nuke government

毎週金曜日、東京で再稼働反対のデモがあります。このフィルムの写真は新宿の小さなデモでとりました。コズプレも音楽も、いろいろな人たちが居て楽しいです。この抗議は原発の問題がよい方向に変わるのではないかと思わせてくれます。

There are protests in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence every Friday in favor of ending nuclear power. The protests have been the largest and most sustained since the 1960s. The national government and largest corporations are eager to re-start the plants that were shut down after the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

I often join a Koenji group’s demonstrations. These photos are from a smaller march. I like the range of people, the costumes, music, and sense of fun and hope. These are all film photos.

Rain did not stop anti-nuclear protests over weekend

昨日新宿の「再稼働反対」のデモがありました。雨なのに、賑やかだった。

Crowds shouted “no to restarting” the nuclear reactors. First of 50 remaining plants fired up yesterday in Oi, also the scene of large protests.

3.11 Tokyo Big March against nukes

日曜日に3.11東京大行進の原発を止めるデモにほかにだれか参加しますか。14:00に日比谷公園から始まります。銀座と有楽町を歩いて、国会議事堂の前で、ヒューマンチェーンを作ります。

Who’s going to Sunday’s 3.11 Tokyo Big March against nukes? It starts at 2 pm in Hibiya Park, with a silent prayer at 2.46 pm, and a march starting at 3 pm through Ginza and Yurakucho. By 5 pm, there will be a human chain around the Diet Building. I am looking to find hope on a grim anniversary. Info in English and Japanese.

Anti-nuke protest in Koenji this Sunday

日曜日の「原発やめるデモ」に行きます。高円寺なので、もちろんライブの音楽があります!

There is going to be an anti-nuke demo in Koenji this Saturday Sunday with live music, activists, and ways to help Koenji’s sister city Minami Souma, which is within the Fukushima 30 km evacuation zone. The concert is from 3 to 5 pm at the Koenji Chuo Park. At 5 pm it will head to Koenji Kitaguchi Hiroba. It’s being called a Choukyodai Demo (Super Huge Demo or 超巨大).

There’s information in English about Saturday’s demo, and the organizer Matsumoto Hajime of the political art collective Amateur Revolt (Shirouto no Ran or 素人の乱). And there’s more information about 4.10 原発やめるデモ in Japanese.