Peace Boat "No Nukes!" Campaign
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JAPAN?
After a huge earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced full meltdown. This crisis - the world's worst nuclear disaster in a quarter-century, led to all of Japan's 50 operational nuclear reactors, which supplied the nation's electricity. This led to Japan's remaining 50 operational nuclear reactors, which had been supplying a third of the nation’s electricity, to also be shut down. Despite the opposition of the public and safety concerns of scientists and experts, and lingering issues in Fukushima requiring resolution, the Japanese government restarted two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture this past month.
When the Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World was held in Yokohama, Japan on January 14-15 2012, over 11,500 people joined in person, while over 100,000 more watched live via the internet, joining the growing movement for a nuclear power free Japan. Weekly citizens' demonstrations in Tokyo have been growing, and over 170,000 people joined the "100,000 People's Assembly to say Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants" assembly on July 16 in Tokyo - a historical event in Japan. Women with small children, business men in suits, people young and old and from all walks of life are showing their discontent towards Japan's nuclear policies. It is now crucial to support this movement, strengthening the momentum for finding ways to go forward without nuclear power and eventually create a nuclear free Japan and world.
HOW TO SHOW SUPPORT INTERNATIONALLY
Peace Boat recently launched the "No Nukes!" campaign, to broaden this movement around the world. By joining this Facebook campaign, anyone can show their support for a world without nuclear energy, and receive information on the nuclear free movement around the world. Participants in this campaign include Academy Award winning musician Sakamoto Ryuichi and actor and leading anti-nuclear activist Yamamoto Taro.
To show your support for the movement away from nuclear dependence in Japan, and to strengthen this momentum internationally, we ask you to take 5 easy steps:
Step 1 - Press the "Like" button on the facebook campaign page: www.facebook.com/pbnnc
Step 2 - Write 「No Nukes」 on the back of your hand
Step 3 - Form your hand in the shape of the "Like" sign (or thumbs up)
Step 4 - Take pictures with your cellular phone or camera so that your face and the "NO NUKES" written on your hand is in the picture
Step 5 - Post it on the wall of the facebook campaign page: www.facebook.com/pbnnc
Thank you so much in advance for your support.