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Protesters hold signs opposing the restart of the Ohi nuclear reactors in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Friday.

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What's not mentioned in the caption is whther these protesters are actually FROM the Ohi area, or are they a national group that will protest anything related to nuclear power.

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@Fadamor: caption gives the impression that these protesters are from PM's friendly neighborhood !!!

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Fadamor

Probably the latter. They're known as プロ市民 (professional residents) who organizes these demonstrations.

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Notice on the right top who is a member of the 9条の会 which aims to prevent the abolition of Article 9. Also, notice that these protestors are smoking while demonstrating.

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Notice the guy shouting has an iPad... did he recharge that with solar panels, geothermal energy or magic?

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Don't these people like electricity?

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Notice the guy shouting has an iPad... did he recharge that with solar panels, geothermal energy or magic?

I noticed that too. xD

I think Japan can move over to clean energy, but it should be more gradual IMO. Since they love their hot springs they obviously have a geothermal source. The ocean turbine generators may help a lot since Japan is surrounded by water, and then wherever they can get wind and solar energy might actually make enough to cover the energy consumption.

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I suggest society takes up their offer and disconnects their electricity supply now. They don´t need electricity, fine! Lets see how they do without it.

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Honest Dictator:

" The ocean turbine generators may help a lot since Japan is surrounded by water, and then wherever they can get wind and solar energy might actually make enough to cover the energy consumption. "

Only in your dreams. Take a look a the numbers before touting such nonsensical slogans.

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Only in your dreams. Take a look a the numbers before touting such nonsensical slogans.

Why dont you go to Fukushima and help cleaning up the mess? Believe me, they need a steady flow of workers there since many have reached their lifetime radiation doses already.

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They're being unrealistic with their demands. Sure wean Japan off nuclear power but it can't just be done over night. Until then, they'll have to deal with nuclear power until viable alternative that provides enough energy for Japan's demands is found.

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If you started the reactors now they won't have power until the end of August, so the summer "demand" window is already gone and a lie as to their purpose

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If you started the reactors now they won't have power until the end of August, so the summer "demand" window is already gone and a lie as to their purpose

Not quite true. Theywouldn't be up to 100% capacity until then, but 75% capacity is still better than 0%.

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One of you asked a silly question. "Don't these people like electricity?". I'm sure they do.

Electricity and nuclear power are NOT the same.

Stephen Jez. Do you drive a Prius? Hybrid of some sort? Alternative fuels exist that can power our electric world.

Japan just LOST a chunk of the nation. You don't realize it cause the maps haven't been changed to reflect that you can't enter that area of Japan. It should be blacked out.

The new history books are already documenting the TEPCO disaster as a non-nuclear meltdown.

Seems some of you won't get on the bandwagon until some rich old fart flicks a switch on a nuclear facility and destroys everything you love.

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