No-nuke protest actions in front of the Japanese empassy in Berlin

Ankettaktion an der Botschafteinfahrt

Today, activists protested with nonviolent direct actions at the Japanese embassy in Berlin. While two activist climbed street lanterns in front of the embassy premises and started to show a banner reading "No Nukes, nowhere!", three others locked themselves onto the embassy's entrance.


With these acts of nonviolent resistance, the participants expressed their support of the Japanese antinuclear movement and protested against putting nuclear power plants back into service in Japan. One activist commented: "Whether in earthquake prone Japan, in Germany or elsewhere, the permanent danger of meltdowns and the unsolvable problem of nuclear waste makes nuclear technology an unjustifiable risk. In these days more than ever, we support the people in Japan which resist the nuclear madness. Fukushima is everywhere! We demand the Japanese and the German government to immediately and ultimately shut down all nuclear facilities: nuclear power plants, but also uranium enrichment plant and nuclear fuel factories."


The protest activities took place during a demonstration march of more nuclear power opponents from Japan and Germany, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. The "Kazaguruma" (wind wheel) demonstration (, just like the activists, called for an immediate shutdown of all nuclear facilities worldwide and a transition towards renewable energies. At the Japanese embassy, the demonstration's organizers planned to hand over an open letter with their demands to the ambassador.

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At the 11.3.2014 its the 3rd anniversary of the fukushima Gau.

Sayonara Nukes Berlin and Anti Atom Berlin submitted an open letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 7th, 2014.

Through this open letter, we urge the Japanese government; 

  • to phase out nuclear power by giving up the resumption of all nuclear power plant operations as well as the construction of new nuclear power plants,
  • not to export nuclear technology to any other countries,
  • to shut down the nuclear fuel reprocessing plant and the fast-breeder reactor, Monju,
  • to make efforts to increase renewable energy capacities and to increase the government investment in schemes for energy efficiency,
  • to undertake effective measures to prevent the further spread of radioactive contamination in Fukushima and the surrounding area as well as to stop outflow of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean (including receiving international technical cooperation),
  • to provide financial assistance with relocation costs to those who want to move out from the contaminated areas, especially families with children,
  • not to promote the return of people back to the contaminated areas even though the decontamination work has been completed,
  • to strictly observe that the satisfaction of reparation is given fairly to the victims by TEPCO,
  • to intensify the support system for the victims, e.g.; to put the plan of action under the Victim Support Act immediately into effect ;  to provide the victims, especially children and clean-up workers with more frequent health check-ups as well as necessary medical treatment (including mental disorders),
  • to strengthen the government supervision in order to secure fair wages to be paid to clean-up workers at Fukushima-Daiich as well as decontamination workers and temporary workers at other nuclear power plants without exploitation,
  • to confine and manage radioactive waste produced by decommissioning of reactors at Fukushima-Daiichi in an appropriate manner according to its hazard levels,
  • to clear the bags of contaminated soil and rubble (including ash) that are temporarily left in various places and store them safely in appropriate and isolated disposal facilities,
  • to ensure transparency and accountability on nuclear issues and to exempt nuclear issues from the application of the Secret Information Protection Act.

47 prominent individuals and 20 organizations are also listed in the letter as supporters for our open letter.


(for the list of supporters, please see the attachment in Japanese page or German page.)

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