For those of you who live in the Tokyo Metropolitan areas, there's an event to go to Nishi-Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture and demonstrate there on Sunday June 24.
Why Nishi-Funabashi? Funabashi is Prime Minister Noda's hometown.
People planning this has a site "Datsu Genpatsu Suginami (Moving away from Nuke in Suginami)". They are going to Noda's constituency to protest against the restart of Ooi Nuclear Power Plant.
The titles of the posts announcing the details of the event are really funny. The message is humorous, too.
"June 24. Oh yes, let's go to Funabashi. Let's go by train! Demonstration to punish Noda!!! No to restart!" (Well, the last bit is impossible to translate, as the Japanese verb ending is also the name of the Prime Minister..)
(Or "Restarts? Noda rling.." H/T reader Beppe)
Anyway, the details:
Date: Sunday June 24
Meeting time and place: 2PM, in Nishifuna Kinrin Park (西船近隣公園), right outside the North Exit of JR Nishi-Funabashi Station
Meeting starts at: 2:30PM
Protest march starts at: 3PM
Protest ends at: Ten-numa [I think, not sure] Benten-ike Park (天沼弁天池公園), north side of JR Funabashi Station (2-hour march)
The route map is on their post.
The organizers suggests you wear something yellow, and take the JR Sobu Line to Nishi Funabashi because the Sobu Line trains are yellow. They say they just decided yellow is their color for anti-nuke protest. The Tozai subway is OK, they say, even if the trains are not yellow. From their post on the trains, the timetable is reproduced here; the left column is Sobu Line (with train number), the right column Tozai Line (subway):
|12：43||三鷹 Mitaka||12：38||三鷹 Mitaka|
|12：48||西荻窪 Nishi Ogikubo||12：43||西荻窪 Nishi Ogikubo|
|12：50||荻窪 Ogikubo||12：45||荻窪 Ogikubo|
|12：53||阿佐ヶ谷 Asagaya||12：48||阿佐ヶ谷 Asagaya|
|12：54||高円寺 Koenji||12：49||高円寺 Koenji|
|12：57||中野 Nakano||12：54||中野 Nakano|
|13：00||東中野 Higashi Nakano||12：56||落合 Ochiai|
|13：04||新宿 Shinjuku||12：59||高田馬場 Takatanobaba|
|13：15||飯田橋 Iidabashi||13：07||飯田橋 Iidabashi|
|13：22||秋葉原 Akihabara||13：09||九段下 Kudanshita|
|13：28||錦糸町 Kinshicho||13：14||日本橋 Nihonbashi|
|13：48||西船橋 Nishifunabashi||13：48||西船橋 Nishifunabashi|
At this point, it seems Japanese people are less afraid of speaking up against the power that be, and of sticking out by doing unusual things like joining a protest. I just saw a bit of live video from Hirosaki City in Aomori Prefecture where a handful of people gathered on the street corner and protested against nuclear power plants and the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (located in Aomori Prefecture). No matter how small, they were there waving signs, and there was someone (Yasumi Iwakami's IWJ volunteer, most likely) who captured it live on USTREAM. Hundreds of people viewed the live stream.