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Activists who have been rallying against nuclear power generation near the prime minister’s office and the Diet building since 2012 are scheduled to hold their 100th demonstration on May 2nd.

The number of people attending each rally has declined to several thousand from the peak in June 2012.

Some 200,000 people attended the rally on June 29, 2012, opposing the restart of the No. 3 reactor at the four-reactor Oi power plant run by Kansai Electric Power Co.

But the pro-nuclear Liberal Democratic Party returned to power after the December 2012 Lower House election, ousting the Democratic Party of Japan from power. In April, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government adopted a new basic energy policy that calls for restarting the reactors and maintaining atomic energy.

The protesters have fallen to between 1,500 and 3,000 since.


<Media Report>
100th anti-nuclear protest held in Tokyo, but with far fewer people (Asahi Newspaper)

Anti-nuke activists plan 100th rally near Diet (Japan Times)

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