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An estimated 8,000 people took to the streets on Sep 15th in Tokyo to protest against the restart of any nuclear power plants, as Oi nuclear power plant, the only operating reactor was set to be offline on Sep 15th, leaving none functioning for the second time since the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011.

As the nuclear regulatory authorities are considering whether some nuclear power plants are safe enough to restart their operation, demonstrators marched after attending an anti-nuclear rally organized by Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe.

Oe said, “We want to keep telling what is happening at Fukushima even though everybody is talking about the Olympics. Let’s hand down an environment in which children can live without fear.”

Another speaker, the writer Keiko Ochiai, posed a question about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s remark last week to the International Olympic Committee, “Can you say the situation is under control even though contaminated water keeps leaking?”

 

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Some 8,000 march in Tokyo against restart of any nuclear power plants (Mainichi Newspaper)

Anti-nuke protesters call for end to nuclear energy use (Asahi Newspaper)


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