Tuesday, August 25, 2015

【CTBT】CTBT Group of Eminent Persons Meeting in Hiroshima Statement

CTBT Group of Eminent Persons Meeting in Hiroshima Statement by Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki NAKANE
(on behalf of H.E. Mr. Fumio KISHIDA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan)
(24 August 2015, Hiroshima, Japan) http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/000096257.pdf


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

【JAPAN】Greens Japan formal declaration on the occasion of the announcement of the decision to prosecute former Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) executives

Greens Japan formal declaration on the occasion of the announcement of the decision to prosecute former Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) executives

On the 31st of July, the judicial committee overseeing the complaint alleging that three of the former executives who were in charge at the time of the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear disaster were to blame for the death and physical injury of those living in the area due to administrative negligence made an announcement that they would be proceeding with indictments against said company officials.

more detail → http://greens.gr.jp/seimei/15515/

Saturday, July 4, 2015

【JAPAN】Restart schedule of Sendai Nuclear power plant

Kyushu Electric Power Company said they will restart Sendai Nuclear power plant Unit No.1 around 10th Aug 2015.

https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/article.php?id=122702 (JAPANESE)


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

【TAIWAN】Taiwan freezes construction of 4th nuclear power plant

■Taiwan freezes construction of 4th nuclear power plant(KYODO NEWS)(English)

■台湾、第4原発の建設凍結 劣化防止措置が完了(琉球新報)(Japanese)

Monday, June 15, 2015

【AUSTRALIA】Nuclear renaissance ‘impossible'

As the Australian Uranium Conference opens today in Perth, Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens acting leader and spokesperson for nuclear issues has dubbed the industry as terminally ill.
Read more → http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/nuclear-renaissance-%E2%80%98impossible

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

【JAPAN】Greens Japan's statement "After seeing the decision of Fukui District Court"

-After seeing the decision of Fukui District Court on April 14-
Give up the nuclear power and change the energy policy drastically

April 14th, 2015
Executive Committee of Greens Japan,

Today, Fukui District Court made a provisional injunction that orders Kansai electric power corporation (KEPCO) must not operate the Takahama Nuclear Power Station Units 3 and 4 reactors. In this injunction, Fukui District Court said “The reasonableness which is required for new regulation standard is that, it is so rigid that if a nuclear power plant is fit for the standard there is no fear for severe accidents.” and “New regulation standard (which Nuclear Regulation Authority established) lacks the reasonableness.” Electric power corporations and the government must deeply learn from the injunction which denied the reasonableness of the new regulation standard.

Find more on the web http://greens.gr.jp/seimei/14574/

Friday, April 17, 2015

【JAPAN】Fukui court forbids Takahama nuclear reactor restart

The Japan Times "Fukui court forbids Takahama nuclear plant restart"

2 of 9 complainants on this judgement are Greens Japan's Co-representative (Uiko Hasegawa, Namiho Matsumoto).
And one of defense counsel is former member of Greens Japan's steering committee.

Now we Greens Japan is translating our statement
Japanese original

Preliminary informal English translation of the judgment summary.
(Translation by Green Action)

2014 (Heisei 26) No. 31 Petition Seeking a Provisional Disposition Order for an Injunction Barring Operation of Takahama Nuclear Power Station Units 3 and 4

日本語 要旨 原文 (Japanese originalsummariy)

日本語 全文 原文 (Japanese original full text)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Yokohama Declaration for a Nuclear Power Free World

Adopted on January 15, 2012
The 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and related melt down at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has led to great suffering for the people of Japan and has increased radioactive contamination across the globe. It has also sounded a warning bell throughout the world about the long-term health, environmental and economic risks of nuclear power.
As with Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, the accident at Fukushima has reminded us once again that nuclear technology is unforgiving and accidents cannot be contained. The situation is not under control as declared by the Japanese Government. The nuclear power plant is still unstable and workers continue to work under life-threatening conditions.
Radioactive contamination is spreading. This is a regional and global emergency. People are either forced to flee with their children or live with unacceptable health dangers and prolonged radiation exposure. In Fukushima prefecture, evidence of radioactive material has been found in the breast milk of mothers and the urine of children. Lives are threatened, including those of future generations. The
regional economy has been destroyed.
Every step in the nuclear fuel chain has created Hibakusha, a term initially used to describe survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, but now used for all victims of radiation exposure. Uranium mining, nuclear weapons testing, accidents at nuclear power plants, and the storage and transport of nuclear waste have all created Hibakusha.
The experience of these Hibakusha around the world is one of secrecy, shame and silence. The right to information, health records, treatment and compensation has been inadequate or denied with excuses of “national security” or due to cost. This lack of accountability is not limited to Japan, but is a problem fundamentally present in the nuclear industry everywhere due to the corrupt relationship between governments and the nuclear industry.
We now stand at a crossroads. We have the choice to break out of the nuclear fuel chain and move towards efficient, renewable and sustainable energy that does not threaten health or environment. For the sake of future generations, it is our responsibility to do so. Turning away from nuclear energy goes hand in hand with nuclear weapons abolition, and will contribute to lasting world peace.
The global solidarity shown towards the people of Fukushima and the spirit of those gathered at the Yokohama Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World demonstrates that connections between people are truly what will create the foundations for our future.
We call for:
1. The protection of the rights of those affected by the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident; including the right to evacuation, health care, decontamination, compensation and the right to enjoy the same standard of living as before 11 March 2011;
2. Full transparency, accountability and responsibility of the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the establishment of an independent body to disseminate information to the public to reverse the history of concealing information from the public and releasing contradictory information.
3. Ongoing comprehensive data collection and radiation measurement of humans, food, water, soil and air to inform the urgent and necessary measures to minimise the populations exposure to radiation. Data collection will be necessary for generations and inter-agency governmental undertakings and the support of the international community are required. Corporations that have profited from the nuclear industry should carry their share of the costs.
4. A global road map for the phase out of the nuclear fuel chain – from uranium mining to waste – and the decommissioning of all nuclear power plants. The ‘safety myth’ has been destroyed. Nuclear technology has never been safe and has never survived without
massive public subsidies. Renewable energy is proven and ready to be deployed on a decentralised and local scale if only policies to promote it were advanced to support local economies, such as Feed-in-Tariffs.
5. Currently closed Japanese nuclear power plants to not be reopened. Japan’s energy needs can be met by implementation of policies including the Feed-in-Tariff law that has been adopted and the structural separation of ownership of transmission and production of energy.
6. The prohibition of export of nuclear power plants and components, especially to industrialising nations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
7. Support for local and municipal authorities that play an important role in creating a society not dependent on nuclear power. We encourage solidarity between local municipal leaders, regional parliamentarians and civil society to promote strong communities,
decentralization, bottom up approaches and an end to economic, racial and gender discrimination.
8. Actions, demonstrations, seminars and media events to be held throughout the world on 11 March 2012 to protest the treatment of the citizens of Fukushima and call for a nuclear power free world.
Based on the above principles, the participants of the Global Conference have launched the “Forest of Action for a Nuclear Power Free World”, containing concrete plans for action. These many
recommendations will be submitted as appropriate to the Japanese Government, governments of other nations, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and so on.
10,000 people came to the Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in Yokohama, and 30,000 watched online. We, the participants are determined to maintain an international network to support Fukushima, cooperation among those affected by radiation through the Global Hibakusha Network, the establishment of the East Asia Non Nuclear Power Declaration Movement, and a
network of local municipal leaders and mayors.
15 January 2012
Declared at the Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World
Yokohama, Japan
This Declaration was drafted by the Organizing Committee of the Global Conference for a Nuclear
Power Free World, and is supported by participants from around the world.