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Occupy Movement Anti-Nuclear Protest Camp

SNA (Tokyo) — A small band of anti-nuclear protesters have made a camp in front of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. One evening we visited them and asked them why they were there.

Narrator: This is the Occupy Kasumigaseki anti-nuclear protest camp in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. We went inside to hear what the protestors had to say.

Old Man: In Japanese history during the Second World War, there were the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now we have the third huge nuclear disaster. Many people have been forced to evacuate. Those people are now living insecurely. In spite of the fact that such an event is ongoing, the officials responsible, the government bureaucrats, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This land is on the Ministry grounds. What we want to do is to point out that the disaster is still continuing.

Narrator: Others spoke of radiation.

Priest: Radiation’s influence, its existence, and life, human survival, they cannot coexist. And so, of course, humankind, facing radiation, whether from power plants or weapons, a way of living distant from these things must be constructed, or else there will be no future.

Narrator: The protesters have already been here for several months, and they show no signs of giving up.

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