Until the Fukushima disaster Japan had no significant anti-nuclear lobby. That has changed, and on Saturday hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the headquarters of the Tokyo Electric Company and Chubu Electric to voice their concerns.
One protester said:
“I am here because I am worried everyday as Japan has a lot of earthquakes and you can never know when things can happen again”
Organisers said they had telephoned ahead and made an appointment with Tepco officials to present their petition, but no one turned up at the arranged time.
Eventually A Tepco staff member did come out of the building to listen to the protesters concerns, and accept the petition.