2015 SEALDs demo, Tokyo
16 images Created 11 Jul 2015
Around 5,000 young activists with the Student Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) took part in a protest rally outside the Japanese Diet building on Friday July 10th to protest Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe's hawkish policies regarding re-interpreting the peace constitution and his determination to have Japan play a more forthright and unapologetic global diplomatic role. The SEALDs group is a new and vocal addition to the left-wing in Japan. They appear to have grown-out of the anti-nuclear protests that have taken place regularly since the nuclear accident at Fukushima Diachi power plant on March 11th 2011. These protests energised young and old to take a more active role in the countries political process.