Vigil to Remember Fukushima in London in 2019

On 11 March 2019, we gathered for a vigil to mark the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe, on Piccadilly, London, across the road from the Embassy of Japan.

During the vigil we observed three minutes of silence for all of the victims of the March 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Video by Shimin Media London:

Photos by Lis Fields:

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Banners on the railings of Green Park on Piccadilly, London

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Reverend Gyoro Nagase of Battersea Peace Pagoda and Sister Maruta of Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda, both Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist, bring peace with chanting, drumming and prayer

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Kaori reads a message from Ruiko Muto,
Member of Fukushima Women Against Nuclear Power
Chair of the Complainants for the Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

 

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Nobu speaks about Fukushima and the urgent need to end the use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons
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Fay reads some of her poems

 

 

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Kazumi and friend sing a Japanese protest song
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Shigeo Kobayashi reads a letter addressed to Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

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Vigil to Remember Fukushima in London in 2019

Fukushima 8th Anniversary: 2 events in London — nuclear-news

March 22, 2019 Every year since year 2011, I participated in Paris, France, to the events organized for the anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster. This year I decided to do it differently and to go to London, England, to participate there to the events organized by the London antinuclear community and the Japanese community. Four […]

via Fukushima 8th Anniversary: 2 events in London — nuclear-news

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Petition Call for fair deliberation and judgment for the “Trial to Protect Children from Irradiation” — Fukushima 311 Voices

Please sign! To the Civil Department of Fukushima District Court There are two parts in the “Trial to Protect Children from Irradiation”: the “Children’s Rights Trial ” and the “Parent-Child Trial”. In the case of the first trial the defendants are the local governments. The plaintiffs demand the recognition of the right of primary and […]

via Petition Call for fair deliberation and judgment for the “Trial to Protect Children from Irradiation” — Fukushima 311 Voices

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2019 march on Parliament & rally: photos

A big thank you to all who braved the fierce winds and bitter cold to join us on our march on Parliament and rally.

Photos: ©Lis Fields 2019:

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Assembling outside the London Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly …
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… outside the London Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly …

 

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… outside the London Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly …
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… outside the London Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly …
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… crossing Piccadilly in fierce winds ….
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… marching through Mayfair, along Piccadilly …
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… harmonised melodic chanting & rhythmic Uchiwa Daiko drumming through Mayfair, along Piccadilly …
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… harmonised melodic chanting & rhythmic Uchiwa Daiko drumming through Mayfair, along Piccadilly …
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… harmonised melodic chanting & rhythmic Uchiwa Daiko drumming through Mayfair, along Piccadilly …
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… passing by the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London …
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… marching down Regent Street St James’s from Piccadilly Circus …
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We stopped in front of the New Zealand High Commission on Haymarket to pay our respects with a minute of silence for our brothers and sisters who were murdered in their places of worship in Christchurch on Friday.
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Stopping outside Downing Street, off Whitehall …
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… Outside Downing street: more than 16 million 1m3 black plastic bags of radioactive soil & vegetation are still piling up across Fukushima, Japan, still with nowhere to go after eight years …
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… on Whitehall: heavy police presence due to Stand Up To Racism march & demo soon to arrive …
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… arriving at Westminster …
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… Palace of Westminster, partially shrouded for repairs – as are parts of wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, even after eight years …
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… marching in front of Big Ben, clad with scaffolding. at Westminster …
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… Shigeo addresses the gathering from the base of the George V statue, Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Lords, Westminster …
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… “Congratulations to so many Japanese people for the witness they give us for peace and justice in the world. To honour nuclear victims we must campaign to stop military production.” Bruce Kent, CND Vice President, addresses the gathering, (a police officer has just informed us that we are no longer permitted to use a microphone or any amplification in this location)

 

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… gathered together opposite Parliament to listen to Bruce Kent, CND Vice President (Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament) …
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… gathered together opposite Parliament to listen to Bruce Kent, CND Vice President (Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament) …
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“Let us honour the memory of the Fukushima disaster by campaigning to scrap Sizewell C and all plans for new dirty, dangerous and expensive nuclear power, “Dr Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary (Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament), addresses the rally …
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Roy Pumfrey speaks on behalf of Stop Hinkley
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Reverend Gyoro Nagase of Battersea Peace Pagoda and Sister Maruta of Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda, both Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist, with bring peace with chanting & prayer with their friend Mark …
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Phil Steele

 

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Bunny Easton, veteran peace campaigner and regular participant of the weekly Friday morning Remember Fukushima vigil outside the London Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly
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Neil Crumpton, speaks on behalf of PAWB (People Against Wylfa B)
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Simon Kobayashi
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Kaori reads a message from Ruiko Muto,
Member of Fukushima Women Against Nuclear Power
Chair of the Complainants for the Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
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An appeal for an end to all wars by Bunny Easton, veteran peace campaigner and regular participant of the weekly Friday morning Remember Fukushima vigil outside the London Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly

 

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Ann Garrett reads one of her poems
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Red and Green choir and Raised Voices choir
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On right: Atsuko Kamura who has just performed a Japanese folk song, a capella, with her friend on the left.
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In the shadow of Westminster Abbey, Shigeo concludes the rally.

Additional photos from Ann Garrett:

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Fay and Ann Garrett hold FoE Bromley banner
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Ann Garrett and friend hold Bromley CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) banner

 


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2019 march on Parliament & rally: photos

Technical Note on Safety Problems at Reactors 3 and 4 at Hunterston B, Nr Ardrosson Scotland —

On the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster there are events taking place by campaigners in the UK and around the world to Remember Fukushima. It seems however that lessons have not been learned by the regulators and by the nuclear industry. The precautionary principle which should apply with solid brass bells on, to […]

via Technical Note on Safety Problems at Reactors 3 and 4 at Hunterston B, Nr Ardrosson Scotland —

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Nuclear Waste “Slow Motion Nuclear War”. Talk by Prof Robert Jacobs in Keswick – Part 1 —

Part 1 of the thought provoking Talk by Prof Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute. “Slow Motion Nuclear War” makes it clear that nuclear power was born in violence. Nuclear power’s violence to the planet is a globally distributed ‘gift’ of anthropomorphic radioactive fallout that will keep on giving despite the ‘competence’ of […]

via Nuclear Waste “Slow Motion Nuclear War”. Talk by Prof Robert Jacobs in Keswick – Part 1 —

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