Fukushima Action Day 2011
- Fukushima Action Day on September 19, 2011 in Tokyo at 1 PM
- more information: http://sayonara-nukes.org/english/
Japanese anti nuclear groups are calling for a day/weekend of action, 6 months after Fukushima disaster began. They hope for international support.
Come join the “Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants” Rally!
Affected by the earthquake on 11th March, the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant of TEPCO is suffering meltdown, the worst possible situation, in its reactors number 1 to 3.
This has become an unparalleled disaster, where high level radioactive materials have been released, following hydrogen explosions and the damages to the reactor buildings, into sea water, air and soil, contaminating the environment.
Even two months after the earthquake, the reactors show no sign of coming back to control and the situation continues to be extremely unstable. It is feared that there would be immeasurable effects on the health and lives of not only the local residents and the workers at the power plant but also the future children yet to be born.
We have always been aware that humans cannot live with nuclear. We are deeply regretting that even though we knew this fact, our protesting voices and actions against nuclear energy have been far too weak.
We are determined to take actions for a "peaceful and sustainable society", reconsidering our lifestyles that exploit nature and waste limitless energy, and focusing on natural energy. For that purpose, we set the following goals:
- Cancellation of construction plans for new nuclear power plants
- Planned termination of existing nuclear power plants, including the Hamaoka nuclear power plant.
- Abolition of “Monju” and nuclear reprocessing plants which use plutonium, the most dangerous radioactive material.
We will achieve these goals in order to save our own lives, and fulfill our responsibilities to the future children.
We will hold the “Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants” Rally as follows. Please join with your friends and families.
- Date: September 19th, 2011, Starting at 13:00
Place: Meiji Park, Tokyo (Five minutes walk from JR Sendagaya station, two minutes walk from metro Oedo line Kokuritsu Kyogijo station (Exit E25)
Expected number of participants: 50,000 (There will also be a parade after the rally.)
- Katsuto Uchihashi
- Kenzaburo Ooe
- Keiko Ochiai
- Satoshi Kamata
- Ryuichi Sakamoto
- Hisae Sawachi
- Jakucho Setouchi
- Takashi Tsujii
- Shunsuke Tsurumi
10 Million People’s Action to say Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants
The executive Committee declares 17th to 19th September as “Fukushima Day” (provisional title), and calls for actions nationally and internationally.
Please share information about your own actions. (Submission form to be prepared)