2012. March 11th anti-nuclear demo
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On the first anniversary of the March 11th Tohoku earthquake and tsunami a commemorative rally was held in Hibiya Park. After the speeches and prayers had finished around 3,000 people took part in an anti-nuclear demonstration march to call on the Japanese government to stop the use of nuclear power. At the time of the demo 49 of Japan's 54 reactors were off-line and although there have been some electricity shortages and power-saving measures are still in place across the country, there is a strong desire by the majority of the Japanese population to see nuclear energy phased out in this earthquake-prone nation. Public confidence in the safety of nuclear power and particularly in Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to operate these facilities has been severely damaged by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that was a result of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.