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Nuclear Evacuees Start a National Organization Appealing for “the Right to Evacuate”

  People forced to evacuate after the nuclear accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) operat
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Plaintiffs suing over Fukushima nuclear disaster form nationwide network

13 groups of plaintiffs suing over Fukushima nuclear disaster formed a network called “Hidanren” a
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530 Minamisoma residents sue government over hot spot delisting

Some 530 residents of a city near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant filed a lawsuit on April 17th demanding th
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50 NGOs in Japan released a declaration to protest the CSC which protects the nuclear power industry

50 non-governmental organizations in Japan released a declaration to protest the“Convention on Supplementary C
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Prosecutor dismissed a case against former executives of TEPCO again

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office dismissed a case against three former senior executives of Tokyo
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Citizens filed a second criminal complaint against a former nuclear safety official and eight others

A group of citizens, including some from Fukushima Prefecture, on Tuesday filed a second criminal complaint ag
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Mother’s group compiled a booklet on radiation issues in Minami-Soma

  Mothers living near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have compiled a booklet offering basic k
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[Asahi Newspaper] British scientist criticized UN report as “not qualified to be called scientific”

A British scientist who studied the health effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster panned a United Nations repo
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Former WHO Advisor criticized the report by UNSCARE on Fukushima

  Former WHO advisor for Radiation and Public Health criticized that the report by the United Nations Sci
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Minamata victims protest against the restart of Sendai Nuclear plant

MINAMATA, Kumamoto Prefecture–Minamata disease victims and supporters have joined the protest against th
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Sendai nuclear plant get permission despite of citizen’s protest

Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito gave his consent on Nov. 7 to restarting the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in the Kag
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Ex-PMs appealed anti-nuclear at a rock festival

Two former prime ministers, Koizumi and Hosokawa who have become antinuclear campaigners in the wake of the 20
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16,000 people joined anti-nuclear rally to protest the restart of nuclear plant

About 16,000 people took part in an anti-nuclear rally at Kameido Central Park in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on S
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Anti-nuclear citizens marked third anniversary of establishment of protest tents

An anti-nuclear citizens group held a rally Sept. 11 to mark the third anniversary of the establishment of pro
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Shareholders filed a lawsuit for disclosure of testimony by the former plant manager

Shareholders of TEPCO filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 for disclosure of testimony about the 2011 nuclear disaster give
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17,000 opinions against Sendai nuclear plant submitted to NRA

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said it has received some 17,000 comments and opinions from the pub
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Taiwan seal off nucelar power plant under construction

Taiwan’s government said it would seal off a nuclear power plant under construction that has been criticized b
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Independent judical panel said TEPCO exectives should be indicted over the Fukushima disaster

Rejecting a decision by prosecutors, an independent judicial panel of citizens said July 31 that three former
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[Study by Asahi newspaper] 60% opposed to restart Sendai nuclear power plant

Nearly 60 percent of citizens are opposed to the planned restart of reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant
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Anti-nuclear groups warn the restart of Sendai nuclear plant

The Sendai nuclear plant in Kyushu may have cleared a major hurdle toward its restart on Wednesday, but anti-n
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Traditional dolls from Fukushima display in Britain’s parliament

Sixty-six traditional tumble dolls from Fukushima Prefecture are on display inside Britain’s Houses of Parliam
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Recent victory in Fukui district court gives hope to other antinuclear lawsuits

Japanese plaintiffs suing to block nuclear power plants from resuming operation hope a recent victory in the F
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Supporters are being sought to sit in the court proceedings for the “Supporo Lawsuit”

Supporters are being sought to sit in on court proceedings for the “Sapporo lawsuit” brought again
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Manga deal with sensitive nuclear issues in Japan

Farmers in Fukushima try to convince skeptical visitors that their crops are safe from radiation. Blood trickl
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Utilities rejected shareholders’ proposals to close down nuclear power plants

All nine electric power companies that operate nuclear plants rejected shareholders’ proposals to close down t
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The owner of Oi nuclear palnt appealed ruling against the restart of reactors

Kansai Electric Power Co., the owner of Oi nuclear power plant, has appealed a district court ruling against t
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Gov’t reiterated the promotion of nuclear policy after the ruling of Oi nuclear power plant

  The government reiterated that it will continue to promote the restart of the country’s nuclear p
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[Mainichi Newspaper] Voices after the ruling regarding the restart of Oi nuclear power plant

  The Fukui District Court’s decision that ruled against restarting the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at
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Court ruled not to allow the restart of reactors at Oi nuclear plant

The Fukui District Court ruled on May 21st that it will not allow the restart of two reactors at Kansai Electr
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Osaka High court turned down a lawsuit seeking to suspend Oi nuclear power plant

The Osaka High Court turned down a lawsuit seeking to suspend the planned resumption of two reactors at the Oi
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Former prime ministers established new organization to promote renewable energy

Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa established a new entity to promote renewable e
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100th anti-nuclear rally held near PM office

Activists who have been rallying against nuclear power generation near the prime minister’s office and t
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Taiwan suspended the constructio of nuclear power plant

Taiwan Premier Jiang Yi-huah announced on April 28th the suspension of construction of the controversial fourt
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Foreign activities protest Japan’s policy of exporting nuclear tech

Foreign activists urged Tokyo on Feb 20th to give up Japan’s policy of exporting nuclear technology as t
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NGOs protest Gov’s risk communication measures on radiation exposure

On Feb 18th, 11 ministries in the government including Reconstruction Agency had released a package of state m
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1,400 people files lawsuit against nuclear plant makers

1,400 people filed a group action lawsuit Jan. 30 against the manufacturers of the reactors at the Fukushima N
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One-third of local assemblies call for the abolition of nuclear power plant

According to a study by Asahi newspaper, nearly one-third of the nation’s local assemblies, including those at
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Japanese anti-nuclear groups urge Tiwan to join reacor makers lawsuits

Two Japanese anti-nuclear groups urged Taiwanese on Jan 7th to join their international campaign seeking to ab
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Nuclear power twice costly than Government’s estimation

Nuclear power would be an option twice as costly in generating electricity as estimated by the government and
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More than 800 joined a lawsuit demanding the shut down of Oi nuclear power plant

More than 800 people joined a lawsuit on Dec 3rd filed last year by 1,100 plaintiffs from 17 prefectures deman
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Fukushima people angry over state secrets protection bill

Fukushima residents are very angry over passing of a highly controversial state secrets protection bill throug
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Former PM Koizumi annoying LDP as calling to abandon nucler power immediately

Sudden anti-nuclear appeal by former PM Koizumi is creating a stir; the ruling party is getting increasingly a
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Thousands of people attended anti-nclear rally in Tokyo

Tens of thousands of people participated a rally against nuclear power on Oct 13th in what appeared to be the
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High level of radiation found at possible Olympic site in Tokyo

A citizens group measured high radiation levels at possible venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the metrop
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Alpinist Club completed radiation map on Fukushima mountains

An alpinists’ club based in Fukushima city has completed a map of radiation levels on mountains across F
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Changed the route of No nuke rally in Tokyo to young people’s area

With an eye to getting their message out to young people, demonstrators calling for a departure from nuclear p
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Tokyo march against restart of any nuclear power plant

An estimated 8,000 people took to the streets on Sep 15th in Tokyo to protest against the restart of any nucle
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Fukushima survivors showed anger and disappointment about no prosecution to officials

On Sep 9th, victims of Fukushima nuclear accident expressed disappointment and anger at the announcement that
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TEPCO filed a criminal complaint over water leakage

Three people on Sep 3rd filed a criminal complaint against TEPCO and 32 of its current and former executives w
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Finally the government agency proposed the basic policy of the Victims Protection Act

On Aug 30th, the central government has finalized its basic policy of the Victims Protection Act which was ena
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