Protests are really not common in Japan, except on three occasions :
– Workers on May 1st
– Residents against US military bases in Japan/Okinawa
– Right-wing nationalists (almost every week)
Now we can probably add anti-nuclear power plants protests to the list. Since the quake and Fukushima accident, there has been almost a demonstration a week in Tokyo.
The largest one was held in Koenji on April 10, one month after the beginning of the events in Fukushima nuclear power plant. Almost 15,000 people gathered in a colorful, noisy and young protest. Such a difference with May 1st usual demonstrations…
My pictures of the demo were published in France by Zoom Japon, Courrier International and Causette :
Here are more pictures.