Japan: Protests of re-opening nuclear plants in nuclear-scarred Japan

Protesters took part in a demonstration demanding a stop to the resumption of nuclear power operations in front of Mr. Noda’s official residence in Tokyo on Friday. Japan approved the restart of two reactors despite mass public opposition.

A woman holds placards and shouts slogans during an anti nuclear rally in Tokyo, Japan, 01 July 2012. Thousands of protesters participated in the rally on the same day that the Kansai Electric Power Company restarted the No. 3 reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant at the Sea of Japan coast in western Japan. It is the first time a nuclear reactor is resuming operations after Japan had no active nuclear reactors for almost two months. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON