Demonstration against Reactivating Ikata Nuclear Reactors

Place: Matsyama-shi, Ehime-ken, JAPAN

Date: August 19, 2012

After the reactivating of Oi nuclear reactors, the people who are against nuclear reactors demonstrated against the reactivating of Ikata nuclear reactors in Matsuyama-city, Ehime-prefecture, which is considered to be more likely the reactivating after Oi's. Afternoon on August 19th, many people gathered at the civic hall in the city park to hold a rally for the demonstration against the nuclear reactors. After that, the people demonstrated with flags written messages toward the prefectural office through the park. After the whole demonstration finished, some people were still continuing in front of the gate of the office until evening.


Demonstration against Osprey Deployment in Iwakuni American Military Bases

Place: Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi-ken, JAPAN 

Date: July 21 - 22, 2012

The Ospreys, which are kind of military planes, were decided to be deployed at Iwakuni American military base in Yamaguchi-prefecture. Under the decision, People who are against the deployment held emergency meeting and demonstration against it. On July 21st, previous day of the deployment, many people gathered with flags written messages of the protest in front of Iwakuni city office and  insisted on anti-Osprey deployment because of its danger. After that meeting, the people demonstrated with choral speaking in the city. July 22nd, the day of the deployment, the people demonstrated on the sea and the nearest embankment from the military base from early morning until afternoon, when a ship which loads the Ospreys arrived.


Demonstration against Reactivating of Oi Nuclear Reactors

Place: Oi-gun, Fukui-ken, JAPAN

Date: June 30 - July 1, 2012

The Oi nuclear reactor is located in Oi-district, Fukui-prefecture. After the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 2011, all nuclear reactor were stopped because of its danger. However the Oi nuclear reactor was to be reactivated from July 1st 2012, many people from all over the country demonstrated against the reactivation in front of the gate of the reactor. During the intermittent rain, there were full of parked car on the street beside the gate, many people were joining the demonstration one after another over night, who were anti-nuclear activists, familiesrabble, and any other participants. As the time of the reactivation was close, the rising tension culminated, and the inertial demonstration continued after the reactivation.