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10.02.2017

Fukushima Update – What you need to know

People all around the world know when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster began, but no one knows when it will end. As you all know, Fairewinds has been sharing the facts of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns since they began six years ago March 11, 2011. Last week TEPCO came… »

21.10.2016

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opinion polls show the Japanese people oppose nuclear plants going back into operation. It underlines the scale of the problem facing the government in convincing everyone that it’s safe. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo. Before October 16, Ryuichi Yoneyama had contested four regional elections and been soundly beaten each time. »

22.06.2016

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

The president of Japanese energy company TEPCO has confirmed the company covered up the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The announcement came a week after a scandalous report claimed that Japanese government and TEPCO hushed up the tragedy. The information was revealed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi… »

24.05.2016

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

WASHINGTON, DC – Over seventy prominent scholars and activists, including Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to visit with Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, and to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when he visits Hiroshima this Friday after the Group of Seven… »

14.05.2016

ICAN protests outside missions of governments reluctant to support ban

ICAN protests outside missions of governments reluctant to support ban

At the May session of the UN working group in Geneva, a small number of nations extolled the supposed “security value” of nuclear weapons and spoke out against a ban. ICAN protested at the diplomatic missions of some of these nations on 12 May. Five campaigners wore nuclear bomb outfits… »

11.05.2016

What really happened in China’s Nanking in 1937

What really happened in China’s Nanking in 1937

What really happened in Nanking – Subtitled: The refutation of a common myth Comments on Tanaka Masaaki’s book published by Sakai Shuppan, Inc. Tokyo, in 2000. In the Forward of this publication, Kobori Keiichiro, holding professorial positions at Meisei and Tokyo universities, plainly states in concord with the writer Tanaka… »

11.05.2016

Obama to visit Hiroshima: an empty gesture by an immoral president

Obama to visit Hiroshima: an empty gesture by an immoral president

The US president’s press secretary today confirmed what many observers had been speculating for several weeks now, that Barack Obama will be the first serving US president to visit the site of one of the nastiest scars on humanity’s conscience: Hiroshima, the first city to experience the force of a… »

14.04.2016

G7 walks backwards in Hiroshima

G7 walks backwards in Hiroshima

From Wildfire>_ News. Earlier this week, foreign ministers of the G7 met in Hiroshima. The highly symbolic setting, coupled with signals from Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida (who is from Hiroshima) that Japan would push for a renewed commitment on nuclear disarmament, led to some excitement in… »

04.04.2016

Reflections from Fukushima

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian.  He has recently “returned to Australia after spending two weeks in the… »

23.03.2016

Japanese Calligraphy: an interview with Chikako Fukami-Thomsen

Japanese Calligraphy: an interview with Chikako Fukami-Thomsen

Calligraphy, the key to express Japanese culture; thoughts put into ink. Chikako Fukami-Thomsen swas born in Kyoto, Japan, and now lives in Zurich. She has been working with calligraphy and painting (Nihonga) since childhood, and has taught calligraphy in Japan, in the USA, and is presently teaching in… »

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