2012 Anti-Nuclear Friday Protests
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Since March 2012, there has been a protest against nuclear energy outside the Prime Minister's office in Nagatacho, Tokyo every Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm. After the March 11th 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daichi plant, all Japan's nuclear power generators were taken off-line for safety checks. The anti-nuclear campaigners aim to keep Japan nuclear free. The protests started small but have grown in size and routinely numbers several thousand. On June 29th (The day before Prime Minister Noda planned to restart the Oi nuclear power-plant in Fukui Prefecture) the protesters numbered over 100,000. There is a history of environmental protest in Japan leading to dramatic policy changes in the government. Some commentators are already calling this protest the Hydrangea Revolution.