Massive Anti-Nuclear Power Tens Of Thousands Of People Rallied In Tokyo


TOKYO: Tens of bags of bodies rallied in Tokyo on Monday ambitious an end to nuclear power, the latest in a alternation of anti-atomic gatherings afterward the tsunami-sparked adversity at Fukushima aftermost year.

Demonstrators marched through streets abreast Yoyogi esplanade beneath baking sunshine on a civic holiday, chanting in chorus: "Don't resume nuclear ability operation. Prime Minister (Yoshihiko) Noda should quit."

Organisers said the cardinal of participants was estimated to ability 170,000, one of the better anti-nuclear rallies back the March 2011 quake-tsunami sparked the world's affliction diminutive adversity in a generation.

"We are so affronted because no advance has been fabricated in agreement of advantage and decontamination," said Noboru Shikatani, a 71-year-old man who abandoned Fukushima to go to Tokyo afterward the disaster.

"We can't acquire any resumption of nuclear ability operation as the Fukushima case has not been bound at all," Shikatani added. "We demand to accompany our articulation to abounding bodies by abutting this affectionate of demonstration."

Participants included Nobel-winning columnist Kenzaburo Oe and Japanese artist and artisan Ryuichi Sakamoto.

"I cartel to say it is alone a amount of electricity," Sakamoto told the acquisition from a stage. "Why do we accept to betrayal our lives to crisis alone for the account of power?"

But Noda dedicated his accommodation to resume nuclear power, cogent a television interview: "We fabricated a political accommodation afterwards accustomed out austere accent tests and accepting through procedures in the assurance board and agency."

The latest assemblage came a anniversary afterwards a nuclear reactor in western Japan began abounding operations, the aboriginal restart back the country shut bottomward its diminutive stations in the deathwatch of the crisis.

The acknowledgment to abounding operations concluded a about two-month aperture in the after-effects of the diminutive crisis, but came amidst able anti-nuclear affect in Japan which has apparent protesters appear out in their tens of thousands.

A anathema aldermanic address said the blow at the Fukushima Daiichi bulb was a counterfeit disaster, apparent by a abridgement of blank and bunco amidst bulb abettor Tokyo Electric Power, the government and regulators.

Nuclear ability was put on authority as the government mulled its options afterward the 9.0-magnitude convulsion and tsunami that bedridden reactor cooling systems at Fukushima.

But aftermost ages Noda gave the blooming ablaze to restart two reactors at the Oi bulb in Fukui prefecture, western Japan, amidst apropos about looming ability shortages this summer.

"We demand to abide to date affirmation as anti-nuclear affect is growing steadily amid people," Yasunari Fujimoto, an organiser of the rally, said.

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