Friday, July 13, 2012

Osaka Protest at KEPCO HQ: Station Exit Blocked, KEPCO Sign "Loitering Prohibited" (7/13/2012)


Reader Rick Streeby joined the protest in front of KEPCO's headquarters in Osaka City for the second time on Friday July 13, and posted the photographs he took of the protest on his blog.

Though much smaller in scale and in publicity, people have been protesting there against the restart of Ooi Nuclear Power Plant operated by KEPCO and the number is increasing.

Here are some of the photographs from Rick's blog post (7/13/2012) (Click to enlarge):

I am surprised that the Osaka police, or the train operator under the advice from the police, mimicked the Tokyo Metropolitan police in closing the exit at the closest station. Rick reports, "They closed the station exit this time, so we couldn't get our message out to commuters, at least for a while."


Ordinary citizens, in front of KEPCO Headquarter:





KEPCO's temporary signs. The first one says "Loitering prohibited", the second one "Agitation like handing out leaflets prohibited" (that's so 1960s):



and this, as Rick says, ""No sales, leafleting, gatherings, placing of objects, loitering or other nuisance behavior --Kansai Electric Power." Yeah. "Nuisance behavior." Unlike the creation of nuclear waste without a plan for safely disposing of it."


More photos at his blog, here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They do sell spray paint in Japan don't they?

Anonymous said...

Being a yakuza sock puppet is nuisance behaviour. Run them into the ground, drive them into the dirt. Face the mongrels and make 'em hurt.

Anonymous said...

"Violence, violence: the only thing that will make them see sense."

-Mott the Hoople.

Anonymous said...

Since when can a private entity dictate what is and is not allowed on the public street?

Beppe

Sam Snead said...

Its japan ..........Its not really a Democracy Japan is run by a Cabal..........Same as America Its just an Illusion smoke and mirrors to give people the sense that they have a say.

Anonymous said...

Youve gotta remember this is Japan and its fascist with a totally idiotic populace who follow like sheep...

Anonymous said...

Japan! Time to wake up and smell the coffee; you have just lost another chunk of your country to nuclear war.
Consider also that in some cases self appointed authorities are not ready to being challenged: for me it worked greatly with my daughter teachers. If Kepco signs are on public ground maybe they can even be recycled as billboards for agitation leaflets.

Beppe

Anonymous said...

They wont truly wake up , there has been a long history of brainwashing in japan from juniour high school upwards... most people are lobotomised... sad really.

Anonymous said...

NHK aired a program yesterday about the to-be-revised energy policy of Japan; government is supposed to make a call within the next month or so.
Three alternatives were presented: no npps (0%), dismiss npps after 40 years operation without replacing them (15-20%), retain the pre-Fukushima production level (25-30%).
I did not have the stomach to watch the whole program whereby the only partecipant that seemed to represent the anti npp camp was a lonely psychology professor.
Looking at the proposed alternatives, though, Noda might be eyeing a large scale restart pretty soon.
Beppe

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