Protesters surround Diet building to oppose restart of nuke reactors

December 23, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

Anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied Dec. 22 outside the Diet building in Tokyo to oppose the government's draft of the nation's basic energy plan that lists nuclear power as an "important and fundamental base energy source."

The Abe administration is expected to approve the draft plan in early January.

"We cannot forgive the Abe administration's attempts to waste our movement," said Satoshi Kamata, a journalist who attended the protest.

The demonstrators were part of a civil group that holds protest rallies most Friday evenings outside the prime minister's office. On Dec. 22, they protested at two additional areas in central Tokyo, along with the Diet building.

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
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Demonstrators outside the Diet building in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on Dec. 22 call for abolishing nuclear power plants. (Nobuhiro Shirai)

Demonstrators outside the Diet building in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on Dec. 22 call for abolishing nuclear power plants. (Nobuhiro Shirai)

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  • Demonstrators outside the Diet building in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on Dec. 22 call for abolishing nuclear power plants. (Nobuhiro Shirai)

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