Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 24 Demonstration in Funabashi, Chiba (PM Noda's Hometown) Going On Right Now


(UPDATE) Funabashi Protest is over now. Organizers say 2,250 people participated. It looks like a great success and fun. Orderly event. Over 9,000 people viewed it on USTREAM.

And it looks like some pubs in Funabashi are doing "Demo Discount" for the participants. Excellent business acumen.

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From Yasumi Iwakami's IWJ USTREAM:



Free live streaming by Ustream


(Chibaguy, are you there?)

With music and prompting from an accompanying car (they have DJs in the car), people with something yellow on them are walking the street of Funabashi, Chiba. This is fun. Protesters look just ordinary people.







I wonder if they rode the yellow Sobu Line together.

For details of this unique protest, see my previous post.

There are also smaller protests in Osaka and in Saitama. IWJ's USTREAM channels:

Osaka: http://t.co/V9v7bGe8
Saitama: http://t.co/R5vRkRw1

8 comments:

garry minesmall said...

I would like to see more signs that say
"FUCK YOU!!!!" please.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

O/T:
Fukushima Radiation: Classroom Studies: Tokyo Students Taught How To "Live" With Radiation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RuP6LVplOs

Filled with the usual extreme stupidity, ignorance and propaganda. I don't have enough faces or palms to adequately react to the video.

"Students will just have to deal with radiation for the next 30 years!"
Yeah. Good luck making it that far. Assuming it'll only be 30 years... which is unlikely since the reactors are still spewing crap everywhere.

Janick in Tokyo said...

Hello everyone, I was there and it was fun ! People on the streets looked absolutely stunned, like it was the first demonstration of their life (and possibly so!). But many smiled or waved back to us, though I also saw some of them obviously not satisfied with the demonstration (I'm thinking about one particular elderly lady who shaked her head saying "No!" to us). The music was great, the slogans too. There was a young man, mike in hands, who used the shops'names or buildings'names to shout slogans, and it was irresistibly funny, like (near a hairdresser's) : "Let's save the hairdresser from radiations! Let's save him from Noda!" or: (near a sake and tobacco shop) : "Let's save tobacco ! let's save it from radioactivity ! Let's save itfrom Noda! Let's protect sake! Let's protect it from radiations!" The Suginami-ku group is just so full of energy and so creative (always), it's very exciting to be around them ! Good deed and good time altogether.

Janick in Tokyo said...

By the way, to answer the question: yes, we rode the SOBU sen in big numbers, especially in the front car of the train. When I was at Shinjuku station, waiting for the 13:04 train, I spotted a few people wearing yellow (like myself) and talked to a gentleman who was obviously also going to NishiFunabashi (in a yellow Tee Shirt, with a yellow ribbon around his hat). We rode the train together and talked all the way about nuclear plants in Japan and in France and about how to convince people to take part into demonstrations in bigger numbers.
Everyone was very, very friendly and I spotted people I met before in demonstrations elsewhere.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Janick, can I quote you in a post?

Anonymous said...

Garry - that language on a sign would be offensive to many people - including those who are demonstrating and those who are watching the demonstration. (If you don't understand why, you probably don't have kids, so ask your Mom).

Anonymous said...

Language has no effect on those who blind and deafen themselves anyway.

Anonymous said...

I hear the Ooi reactor restart has already had at least 3 serious problems (setting off alarms), and they're still pushing to reactivate. Words cannot describe the level of stupidity and greed.

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