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Remember Fukushima 6th anniversary events in London 2017

nb the information page will be updated with more details so please check back before attending any of the events.

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FILM

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Room 116, main building

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London WC1H OXG

‘Fukushima: The Silent Voices’, a film by Chiho Sato and Lucas Rue

19:00 – screening, followed by a Q&A with the directors

EXHIBITION & FILM

Thursday 2 March 2017

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

’20 millisieverts a year’ an exhibition about Fukushima by Lis Fields

Exhibition opening reception:

18:00 – 19:30

screening of ‘Nuclear Japan’ a documentary about Fukushima, by lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai

19:30 – 22:00

VIGIL

Friday 10 March 2017

outside Japanese Embassy101 Piccadilly, London W1

17:30 – 19:30

speakers and performers to be announced

MARCH ON PARLIAMENT

Saturday 11 March 2017

assemble outside Japanese Embassy101 Piccadilly, London W1

12:00 for start at 12:30

followed by:

RALLY

In front of Statue of GeorgeOld Palace Yard opposite Parliament

14:00 – to approx 16:00

PARLIAMENTARY PUBLIC MEETING

RSVP to: rememberfukushima311@gmail.com

Wednesday 15 March 2017

19:00 – 21:00

Committe Room 9, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1

nearest tube station: westminster

please arrive at the Cromwell Green (8) entrance at least 20 minutes early to ensure enough time to pass through security:

http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/security/

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/facilities/maps/colmap.pdf

speakers tbc

 

Statement to TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company)

The following statement was read out on 11 March 2016:

Statement to :

Mr Fumio Sudo, Chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company

Mr Naomi Hirose, President of Tokyo Electric Power Company

The decision last week to indict executives of Japan’s largest energy utility, Tokyo Electric Power Company, for their failure to prevent the meltdown of three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi is a major step forward for the people of Japan. But it would be naïve to think that profound behavioural change will inevitably follow. In fact, the five years after the accident, Japan’s nuclear industry has not just failed to learn the lessons of the accident, it is still actively ignoring them. In the three years since nuclear plant operators applied to restart their shutdown nuclear fleet, the evidence shows that when it comes to nuclear safety the bottom line is not safety, but money.

We stand here today to protest in solidarity with the people of Fukushima and Japan to demand a nuclear-free society.

Fukushima is not over. The tragedy has been continuing still. Radiation has entered the environment, eco-system and food chain. Millions of children are living in contaminated areas while others have been forced to flee from their homes. Signs of radiation-related health damage, such as the marked increase in child thyroid cancer, have begun to emerge. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. Countless families, communities and businesses have been ruined. The ongoing emissions from Fukushima will continue to poison Japan, the Pacific and ultimately the entire planet. The genetic disease will be transmitted into the future generations.

The NRA decision ignores the majority opinion. The people of Japan, still suffering the ongoing tragedy of Fukushima, understand that the NRA is not protecting the public but only the interests of an industry in crisis.

Sendai, Ikata and Takahama may make headlines in Japan and elsewhere today as a step toward restarts, but it does not change that for an entire year and 10 months, as of 11 August 2015, Japan has been nuclear-free.

This is in large part due to the commitment of the people of Japan who have taken to the streets to protest nuclear restarts, have fought and won in courts, have massively reduced energy demand, and rapidly expanded clean, renewable solar PV.

This is impressive leadership from the people which has advanced Japan’s future despite the determination of the Abe government and dirty energy industries to drag Japan backward into the energy dark age.

People have proven their commitment to a clean energy future, and they have shown the world that it is possible. It is happening now.

For the sake of justice, and for the safety of people in Fukushima, Japan and the world, we demand TEPCO implements the following:

1. Abandon nuclear power

It is reckless and despicable that TEPCO is planning to restart its reactors after Fukushima. The disaster has shown us that we cannot control nuclear reaction. Nuclear power, even without accidents, results in permanent and deadly contamination. TEPCO has been forced to release the radioactive cooling water into the Pacific. Fukushima is also depleting the nuclear power workforce as many of the workers reach their lifetime radiation dose limit. How dare TEPCO even think about running reactors again?

2. Stop the cover-up

Tell the people of Japan and the world about the state of Fukushima Daiichi so that appropriate actions can be taken to protect both them and the workers at the plant. Cooperate fully with all external investigations. Stop manipulating the media and other relevant authorities. Although technically controlled by the government and funded by tax payers, TEPCO still behaves as if it were above the law. TEPCO decides what data it discloses to the state investigators and the media. They still maintain that Fukushima has been stabilised and that nuclear power is safe, green and cheap. How dare they?! Please explain why suddenly during 6-8 April 2015 the monitoring posts in Minamisoma detected very high radioactivity!!

3. Take responsibility for Fukushima

TEPCO should be held to account for its negligence that has led to the Fukushima disaster. TEPCO executives have now moved to high positions in other nuclear businesses following the initial crisis at Fukushima. They ignored risks and dangers for many years. TEPCO remains an empire with a near-monopoly of the market. It continues to neutralise opponents to nuclear energy via misinformation, targeted sponsorship and political manipulation. How dare they?!

A nuclear disaster such as Chernobyl and Fukushima results in devastation similar to a nuclear war. Future generations have the right to live in a world free from such nuclear horror. Nuclear power must be stopped now, once and for all.                                               Remember Fukushima – No to nuclear power! No to restart of Sendai, Ikata and Takahama.

Saikado Hantai! Saikado Hantai! Saikado Hantai! 再稼働反対!再稼働反対!再稼働反対!

Shigeo Kobayashi on behalf of JAN UK

Reverend Gyoro Nagase on behalf of Nipponzan Myohoji

Rik Garfit-Mottram on behalf of Kick Nuclear

Professor Dave Webb, Chairman, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Dr Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

3rd Anniversary of 3.11 vigil/protest in front of the Japanese Embassy, London

Dear anti-nuclear power activists, supporters and friends,

It is the 3rd anniversary of our 3.11 leafleting vigil and protest on 7th August 2015. As it is a special occasion for all of us, we would like to organise our monthly READ-OUT of our
statement to the Japanese Prime Minister on this day instead of 31st July 2015.
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In August in Japan it is reported that Kyushu Electric Power Company plans to apply to regulators for the final ‘applied safety inspection’ of Sendai nuclear power plant 1 on 3rd August. This check is expected to take one week, making 10th August a potential start-up date.
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Another 20 reactors are behind Sendai in the restart process, which is expected to gradually speed up after the first few units are back in normal operation. The Japanese government envisages a return to using nuclear power for 20-22 % of electricity by 2030 as part of a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 26% compared to fiscal year 2013.
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Under such circumstances, it is very important that we keep up raising our voices to show our opposition to Nuclear Power in Japan.
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Himawari JAN UK, Kick Nuclear and CND are planning to organise the monthly READ-OUT of the protest statement to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and send the protest statement to the President of TEPCO on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disasters since 11 March 2011.
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We will start our protest vigil from 10:00am and the statement read-out from 11:30 am on 7th August 2015 ( Friday ) in front of the Japanese Embassy.
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Anti-Nuclear Power speeches/songs/poems are also very welcome.
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The READ-OUT to TEPCO does not take place from this month as their office at Berkley House is moved to the unknown location last week. However, our protest statement will be sent to the TEPCO Head Office in Tokyo, Japan.
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Venue: In front of the Japanese Embassy.
Nearest station: Green Park ( Piccadilly Line, Zone 1 ), 3 minutes walk towards Hyde Park.
Date and Time : 7th August 2015 ( Friday ) from 10:00 am till 12:30 pm.
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8月10日に日本では川内原発の再稼動が予想されています。これに続いて、20基の原発が再稼動に入ると云われています。
このような状況下で日本における原発反対の運動を更に強力に支持するために
8月7日、金曜日、午前10時より、ヒマワリJAN-UK/KickNuclear/CNDはロンドン大使館前にて、脱原発のビラ撒き、
11時半より安倍首相宛てに脱原発の声明文を読み上げ大使館に手渡します。
脱原発のスピーチ、平和の歌、反戦・反核と詩の朗読だども大歓迎です。ご都合のつく方は是非ご参加下さい。
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東電ロンドン・オフィスは6月にBerkley Houseから移転しました。移転先は現在分かっていません。従って、東電宛の
抗議声明文は郵送にて東京本社に送付されます。
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場所:ロンドン日本大使館前、101-104Piccaddilly W11 7LT
最寄駅:Green Park, Piccadelly Line, 駅からHyde Park方向へ徒歩5分。
日時: 8月7日(金)午前10時より午後12時半まで。

HIROSHIMA DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, 6th August 2015

HIROSHIMA DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY          

August 6th 2015, noon-1pm

By the Commemorative Cherry Tree in Tavistock Square, London WC1

This ceremony is held annually by the cherry tree planted in the Square in 1967 by the then Mayor of Camden, Cllr. Millie Miller, in memory of the victims, past and present, of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945.

Event organised by London Region CND, 162 Holloway Road. London N7 8DQ; david.lrcnd@cndul.org; 020-7607 2302.

Programme: order of participants

  • Bruce Kent, CND Vice-Presidentcompère
  • Peace Choir: The Hiroshima Song
  • Cllr. Larraine Revah, Mayor of Camden
  • George Binette, Chair of Camden Trades’ Council
  • Peter Dunn and Paul Steele (singers)
  • Jeremy Corbyn, MP
  • AL Kennedy: poetry
  • Sheila Triggs, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: foundation in 1915 and today
  • Rev. S. Nagase, Monk at Battersea Peace Pagoda
  • Potent Whisper: “Trident on Trial” rap
  • Baroness Jenny Jones, Green Party and member of Greater London Authority.
  • Peace Choir: Against the Atom Bomb
  • Two minute’s silence, during which you are invited to lay flowers at the base of the commemorative cherry tree in memory of the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and all victims of war
  • Everybody: The H-Bomb’s Thunder
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You are invited to picnic in the Square after the ceremony.  Light refreshments available, courtesy of Belle Harris: donations requested.  (Any surplus after costs to be donated to LRCND.)