Masked artist makes sticky issue out of radiation in Japan

Picture expired. A sticker art made by an artist known as 281 Antinuke is seen on a traffic light on a street in Tokyo. REUTERS

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    hikkifan17

    I with this guy on this one. Nuclear radiation is bad stuff and Nuclear technology should be gone. Surely there is a better thing then Nuclear stuff

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    spudman

    Does he have a homepage or a shop on Rakuten?

  • 8

    hatsoff

    Good for him!

  • -1

    the_odeman

    As long as the information he is trying to spread has been backed with proof and he is not just fear mongering, then im all for it.

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    Paul Arenson

    Here is what appears to be his site:

    http://www.281antinuke.com/

  • 1

    smithinjapan

    Good on this guy, but with the new secrecy laws coming into play he's going to be royally screwed if he gets caught.

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    spudman

    Its a shame but 90% of the people who get in contact with me are from abroad, maybe because foreigners are more used to looking out for street art with a message he said.

    Trouble with his message is it's all in English, his audience is of course going to be an overseas one. http://www.281antinuke.com/

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    smithinjapan

    spudman: "Trouble with his message is it's all in English, his audience is of course going to be an overseas one."

    Chicken or egg, really. And it doesn't say all his messages are from abroad, it says they are from people who are FROM abroad, which probably means a good number of expats on top of some responses from overseas. Just a technicality. But besides, it's more the picture that tells the story than the words. A mouse with a gas mask on doesn't require a whole of Kanji to get a message across, and I'm pretty sure a LOT of Japanese could understand the "DIE" beside the depiction of Abe. Yeah, the webpage itself might not get quite the response as the actual art posted on the streets as a result of being in English, but all the same -- he is correct about the level of apathy in Japanese society on this and other issues.

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    WilliB

    hikkifan17:

    " I with this guy on this one. Nuclear radiation is bad stuff and Nuclear technology should be gone. Surely there is a better thing then Nuclear stuff "

    If there is, then surely you can suggest it. And don´t say all you can think of is more coal plants, plus lots windmills and solar panels.

    Wishing something was there does not mean it is.

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    CrisGerSan

    Art is NOT about politics. Just becasue someone WANTS to call themseves an artist to try to cover up the criminal nature of their acts does NOT make them an artist.

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    spudman

    Smith dude. Sorry I was using overseas as in 外国. If he wants to get the message to the people who count he better make it in Japanese, young folks in HS and JHS won't spend more than a cursory glance at an English homepage.

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