8.6 Tepco Demonstration

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8.6 Tepco Demonstration

Though anti-nuclear sentiment seems to be riding at an all-time high, it's been a while since we heard of any major protests in Tokyo. This weekend's anti-Tepco demo is being organized by Amateur Riot, the group behind the April 10 Koenji march and the June 11 parade through Shinjuku that culminated in a mass sit-in (more like a rave-in, actually) outside Studio Alta. While they're not expecting such high numbers this time around, they're going to be making the most of the occasion by following a route that takes in all of the main players in the Japanese nuclear power industry: Chubu Electric, Kansai Electric, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Kyushu Electric, International Nuclear Energy Development of Japan (JINED) and, last but not least, Tokyo Electric itself. The demonstrators are meeting at 4pm at the Naka-Saiwai gate of Hibiya Park, with the march itself due to start at 5pm and wind up a couple of hours later at Sakurada Park, near Shimbashi Station.