Japan approaching 2 years since Fukushima disaster

Japan approaching 2 years since Fukushima disaster

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After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, anti-nuclear protesters in Japan have been urging the government to put a stop to nuclear plants. On the other hand, the new government of Japan is interested in reviving the atomic energy of the industry.

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One of the protesters argued that the people of Japan are not ready to give in to the demand of the government. 64-year-old Morishi Izumita said, “We can’t give up. I’m here every week”. On March 8, 2013 hundreds of protesters had gathered outside the Prime Minister’s office, two years after the disaster, in which thousands of lives were destroyed.

The protester added, that they were needed to be strong in their resolution, as it was very important for the people to fight against nuclear plants. The activists had banged on drums and chanted “Stop nuclear power, protect our children.” Japan is now approaching the second anniversary of the deadly tsunami and earthquake which struck on March 11, 2013, but the anti-nuclear movement seems to be struggling.

A recent survey has shown that some 70% of Japanese people want to phase out nuclear power eventually, but an equal number have backed the pro-nuclear prime minister Shinzo Abe, who intends to restart the nuclear life of the country.