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Masked artist makes sticky issue out of radiation in Japan

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I with this guy on this one. Nuclear radiation is bad stuff and Nuclear technology should be gone. Surely there is a better thing then Nuclear stuff

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Does he have a homepage or a shop on Rakuten?

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Good for him!

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As long as the information he is trying to spread has been backed with proof and he is not just fear mongering, then im all for it.

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Here is what appears to be his site:

http://www.281antinuke.com/

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Online commentators have called for his arrest and his agent says the artist has received death threats....

The same people who want to believe that the Nanjing Massacre never happened? That Japan did not bomb Pearl Harbour? That the Korean comfort women were Japan's right. The they should also believe that Nagasaki and Hiroshima never happened and that they were nothing but movie sets. The characteristic Japanese audacity and arrogance of self-serving and self-indulgent right to do whatever they want without any human feelings or remorse. Such animals should be send to the slaughter house. Their culture? Nothing but a facade to beguile visitors of their insincerity.

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Good on this guy, but with the new secrecy laws coming into play he's going to be royally screwed if he gets caught.

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Its a shame but 90% of the people who get in contact with me are from abroad, maybe because foreigners are more used to looking out for street art with a message he said.

Trouble with his message is it's all in English, his audience is of course going to be an overseas one. http://www.281antinuke.com/

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spudman: "Trouble with his message is it's all in English, his audience is of course going to be an overseas one."

Chicken or egg, really. And it doesn't say all his messages are from abroad, it says they are from people who are FROM abroad, which probably means a good number of expats on top of some responses from overseas. Just a technicality. But besides, it's more the picture that tells the story than the words. A mouse with a gas mask on doesn't require a whole of Kanji to get a message across, and I'm pretty sure a LOT of Japanese could understand the "DIE" beside the depiction of Abe. Yeah, the webpage itself might not get quite the response as the actual art posted on the streets as a result of being in English, but all the same -- he is correct about the level of apathy in Japanese society on this and other issues.

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hikkifan17:

" I with this guy on this one. Nuclear radiation is bad stuff and Nuclear technology should be gone. Surely there is a better thing then Nuclear stuff "

If there is, then surely you can suggest it. And don´t say all you can think of is more coal plants, plus lots windmills and solar panels.

Wishing something was there does not mean it is.

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It is wonderful and not too late for Japan to have its own Banksy and perhaps shortly even a Snowden. With the Secrets Act going to be passed this week there must be lots of secrets to be leaked. Carry on your good work. At least some people in Japan understand what it means to be truthful while the majority are either liars or consort with the liars.

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Art is NOT about politics. Just becasue someone WANTS to call themseves an artist to try to cover up the criminal nature of their acts does NOT make them an artist.

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Smith dude. Sorry I was using overseas as in 外国. If he wants to get the message to the people who count he better make it in Japanese, young folks in HS and JHS won't spend more than a cursory glance at an English homepage.

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