AP: Thousands march against nuclear power in Japan — “This must not be condoned by human beings, it is against ethics” -Kenzaburo Oe at Tokyo rally

Published: February 11th, 2012 at 8:21 am ET
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Title: Thousands march against nuclear power in Japan
Source: AP
Author: By MARI YAMAGUCHI
Date: February 11th, 2012 @ 2:41am

Thousands of Japanese people marched against nuclear power Saturday, amid growing worries about the restarting of reactors idled after the March 11 meltdown disaster in northeastern Japan.

Holding “No Nukes” signs, people gathered at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo for a rally Saturday, including Nobel Prize-winning writer Kenzaburo Oe. [...]

Protesters held a banner that said in Japanese, “Goodbye to nuclear power, call for 10 million people to act.”

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Title: Thousands rally against nuclear power in Japan
Source: AFP
Date: Feb 11, 2011

Thousands demonstrated in Tokyo on Saturday against nuclear power generation, 11 months after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Kenzaburo Oe, the 1994 Nobel prize winner for literature, told a central rally at Yoyogi Park, “Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants will be borne by generations to come.”

“This must not be condoned by human beings. It is against ethics,” the 77-year-old novelist said. [...]

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24 comments to AP: Thousands march against nuclear power in Japan — “This must not be condoned by human beings, it is against ethics” -Kenzaburo Oe at Tokyo rally

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Now THAT Inspires me this a.m.!! :)
    WE SUPPORT YOU JAPAN! :)
    TELL TEPCO AND GOV NO MORE NUKES! :)


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @Whoopie: yesterday, afternoon (EST), I went and checked-out the firestorm on HP. I didn’t have time (work obligations) to join the fray. Then, I saw you calling for support last night; after I’d signed-off from enenews! All of which compels me to want to hug you! You are one tough warrior. But please Whoopie! Do not burn yourself out, fighting these people! Unlike the citizenry who fight at your side, many within the pro-nuke crowd are paid to be so and take shifts promoting their position. You (and those who fight at your side) must pace yourself. This evil scum would only love to see you lose your energy. You’re loved by many out here, so you must remain guarded and measured in your strategy. In truth, they’re loosing this war. But being the selfish – petulant – scum that they are, they’d only love taking everyone else down with them. We need you whole – heart, body and soul. This advisory applies to all out here, too. It’s gonna get hotter than a meltdown, so everybody must remain cool!!!


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      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Ahhh…AS. I’m good. Thank you and I totally understand about the Pro-Nukes. They’ve been with US hp since 3/11 and we know all their DIRTY TRICKS. I get my energy from you guys here and Friends at HP because you guys NEVER STOP either. I can’t tell you how often I feel so blessed I found Enenews many many months ago. WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE…AND SMART! Dang, you guys amaze me everyday. You are MY inspiration, along with Japan Irregulars (HP) :) This old woman is humbled…HUGS!


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          So, I can go back-on topic (StillJill’s ruler really hurts!) and say, let this story be a message to those who are tempted to put-down the Japanese! I remember the days when we all burned our garbage in the back-yard pits. Claiming that the Japanese are somehow disconnected from nature is about as far-off base as one can be! The Japanese are – VERY MUCH – about nature. Theirs is a culture that sanctifies nature at every level. What must be retained in the back of our minds, the Japanese were-and-remain victims of the American post-war Atoms for Peace program. Though many Japanese were (unwitting and otherwise) complicit in their acceptance of nuclear power, it was never left up to the people of Japan, that they should or shouldn’t accept such deadly technology…


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          • Whoopie Whoopie

            Oh yeah. I totally agree. The Japanese have suffered enough by OUR actions. And Tepco and the Gov dont care what the people want TODAY. It’s full steam ahead for them. I just hope those 1000′s protesting GROWS AND GROWS! They GOT TO COME OUT BIG FROM HERE ON OUT. I have faith they WILL.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes, me too Whoopie!
    This,…on the heals of that GREAT video PoorDaddy and xdrfox, and Arc posted? The young music group, rapper kind of guy,….streaming out some of the best SENSE and reason I’ve heard in oh,….11 months? :-)

    This is a GREAT movement that is GROWING like a molton MOUNTAIN,….and it’s on the move TODAY,….11 months was apparently ENOUGH!!! :-)


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      ALMOST A YEAR…of watching this disaster unfold. If WE were in Japan, we’d be joining them eh SJ!! You betcha!


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      • StillJill StillJill

        OH YEAH Whoopie,..I’m ALL IN! I’d be there today,..rain or shine! :-)


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        • Whoopie Whoopie

          Like Admin just posted the Words of Helen C.:
          [...] We’ve got to stop being nice.
          We’ve got to get stuck into our passions.
          We’ve got to act from our truth and our gut.
          We’ve got to speak the truth and get out there [...]
          There’s nothing to be afraid of except for our children and our future, nothing to be afraid of [...]


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    New Tweet It’s in Japanese but take a look at this footage
    Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 2-2 Fukushima nuclear power plant http://pick.naver.jp/hindtube/2132896792945045306


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Mochizuki is asking for Translation. Chrome translated. It LOOKS POSITIVE WIKI to me
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iori_Mochizuki


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  • Sickputer

         
    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
     
     Frederick Douglass (American Abolitionist, Lecturer, Author and Slave)


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @Sickputer: we must keep all of this honorable man’s words in mind, most notably “…The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” It’s also about maintaining ones-self. The opposition loves to paint others as undisciplined. We must be disciplined in our presentation! Their game is to denigrate through obfuscation. We must not only offer an argument but alternative paths that lead – all – out of this nightmare. I don’t believe that any of us are irredeemable. We need to create a vision that offers more opportunity than what’s on the plate now…


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  • StillJill StillJill

    I know you are right SP,….many of us are, or were, waiting for ‘them’ to admit ‘it’, stop it, and we can move on. This ‘moment’ is a FANTASY. Just like the fantasy of some lost love calling from the past wanting us,…..FANTASY. Tyranny is not going to surrender. It must be defeated!


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @StillJill: Tyranny is not supposed to surrender. Like all ‘evil’ is exists as foundation to the ‘reality’ of life. To realize that which is righteous, you must know its opposite. We are at the cusp of the second epoch. From out of the primordial came the ‘question’. We are at the precipice of having the means to answer the ‘mystery’ of our existence as a species. This is done before ‘assimilation’ into that which awaits us.

      As to lost loves? Its magic is all about you. You need-only reach-out and pluck it from the ether. Like the illusion of youth, love is meant to be fleeting. Yet, it is and always will be about you. You’ll age and the eyes of youth will pass you by without a second thought. That’s part of the magic; the discovery of love’s – true – passion. But you’ll need to turn-away from that mirror, to see its arrival…


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Ew,….the ruler slaps both ways! :-)

    Indeed, point well taken my friend.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    What a lovely sight. BRAVO JAPAN! :-)


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  • VyseLegend

    Attn Japanese people: protests are a waste of time. You must capture the Diet building and prevent the government from operating at all costs. Protests are a waste of time because, quite simply, their goal is not to help you but to fleece you.


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  • CaptD CaptD

    I too have been watching since 3/11 and Japans Trillion Dollar Eco-Disast­er has also affected many of us globally!

    I have considered myself a supporter of Japan and Japanese products for a very long time but 3/11 has fundamenta­lly changed my opinion of the Japanese Gov’t ! I never considered that the Japanese Gov’t. would allow global radioactiv­e pollution to “be made in Japan” yet after 6 months it still continues, PLUS the ongoing radioactiv­e pollution continues to be covered up and or SPUN by TEPCO, with the Gov’t.’s approval!

    What I now understand is that the Japanese culture is lacking something very basic, which is the ability to just say NO! By not being able to say NO, the Japanese people have no way to guide their Leaders or change their Countries Policy! Japan is doomed to additional suffering because Man cannot control Nature, despite what all nuclear engineers say…

    Please Respect Nature

    It’s OK to just say N☢

    The World is watching


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  • CaptD CaptD

    11 Months and counting!

    The Japanese people and many of those of the rest of the World,
    … wait in fear because of what TEPCO and the Japanese Gov’t.
    … are trying to make money instead of stopping this Eco-Disaster…

    That is the bottom line and no amount of Nuclear Baloney (NB) type
    … “reports or reviews or Nuclear theory” makes that any better.

    Do any of US actually know what the situation is on the ground?

    I sure don’t, but I know that because TEPCO has lied, concealed data
    … and played the Japanese People’s SAFETY down, while trying to save
    … TEPCO profits instead, we all have much to fear from THEM!

    If someone told me 11 MONTHS ago that I would be sitting on the edge
    … of my chair, and blogging to save the Japanese people from their Utility
    … TEPCO & their Gov’t. overseers I would have thought they were crazy!


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  • CaptD CaptD

    Why does TEPCO and the Japanese Gov’t want to declare it’s Fukushima disaster Stable and more importantly, what do they hope to accomplish by doing it now?

    A. If the people “swallow” this Nuclear Baloney (NB) then TEPCO and their other Gov’t Leaders get to keep their jobs and march onward toward a nuclear future while the Nuclear refugees are “encouraged” to return to their Fukushima homes; letting history be the judge of whether or not this was the RIGHT decision.

    B. The people of Japan reject the concept of a “cold shut down” in which case TEPCO, in time, gets nationalized and Japan develops a 20 year plan to replace it’s reactors with solar of all flavors!

    C. The people of Japan are insulted by what TEPCO and their Gov’t is saying and take to the streets to DEMAND immediate change. TEPCO and their Government overseers are both swept away in order to placate the people of Japan. The Nuclear Refugees get settlements and the area around Fukushima is closed to all but scientific personal for the foreseeable future. Japan’s PM pledges to “race” Germany toward New Japanese developed Solar and being Nuclear within FIVE years…

    The Japanese people are now at a cross roads that will define both their future,their children’s future and possibly the future of Nuclear Power on Earth!

    What will they now do:
    …Bow to TEPCO?
    …Accept their Leaders vow to do better?
    …Or Demand an end to using Nuclear ASAP?


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  • CaptD CaptD

    Wake up Japan and accept that Radioactive Pollution is becoming an ever greater presence in your future!

    Since 3/11, you have been told “not to worry” while TEPCO and your Gov’t. have covered up this Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster, which is STILL ongoing! It is time to demand that your Leaders reveal the truth and allow everyone in Japan and World Wide to understand the true scale of this debacle…

    If not for the Web, this would have been “swept under the rug” long ago by traditional Main Stream Media (MSM) and then the People of Japan would be in an even worse position since they would not be aware of the excessive amount os radiation that have and continue to escape from Fukushima!

    Every day that the Japanese people allow TEPCO and their Government to continue this coverup is a win for their Nuclear Industry, which is desperate to retain its control over the Energy that Japan uses and the money it generates…
    +
    “Stop nuclear power plants! Fukushima No more!” Shouted the demonstrators gathered near the Meiji Shrine in the center of the capital, under a blazing sun. Now the Nobel Prize for Literature Kenzaburo Oe told the crowd: “Some say it is impossible to do without nuclear energy, but it’s a lie. Nuclear power is always accompanied by destruction and sacrifices “.


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