Sleepy protest

A baby sleeps in a stroller at a rally to call for the end of nuclear power in Tokyo on Sunday.

  • -4

    volland

    I like it ! Nothing shows the attituide about the subject better than this pictue...

  • -3

    WilliB

    I find it terrible when people use little children or even babys to explress political opinions.

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    hereforever

    JT, can we have bigger articles about the No Nuke Protests please.

  • 0

    jeff198527

    Japan can kiss its trade surplus goodbye for good if it doesn't restart the nuke reactors.

  • 3

    kwatt

    Babies would wish no-nukes as there are too many nuclear wastes underground or in the pool for thousands of years.

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    jojo_in_japan

    I applaud their effort, but isn't "NO NUKES" actually in reference to no nuclear weapons?

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    Michael Craig

    Japanese should keep their nation peaceful for future generations, like this cute little guy!

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    Shamhei Sakai

    I wonder how many of these people have actually studied about nuclear power and the long term economic effects of going the New Zealand way...

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    Apsara

    I find it terrible when people use little children or even babys to explress political opinions.

    I don't see how the baby is being "used" here, other than a banner being rested on the stroller. It has come along with its parents on the protest, it doesn't look to be in any discomfort. Aren't people allowed to protest once they have children?

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    AKBfan

    Whoever wins election the nukes are going to be turned on again. Economy here is just not viable without them.

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    some14some

    Japanese should keep their nation peaceful for future generations, like this cute little guy!

    this little boy will be suprised when he wakes up and looks at fukushima debris and national debt.

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    zichi

    It will be his children and grandchildren who'll be paying for the nuclear mess.

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    Foxie

    Yes, turn to green energy and your electric bill will go up by 20%, like it did in Germany (nobody there seems to be happy about it!). Meanwhile complain about the meager 3% tax raise. I am having difficulties understanding their minds.

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    WilliB

    zichi:

    " It will be his children and grandchildren who'll be paying for the nuclear mess. "

    And It is you and us who will be paying for the "green energy" follies. And the Chinese peasants too (considering the environmental disaster that "green" energy is based on by its rabid appetite for rare earths).

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    Thomas Anderson

    Yes, turn to green energy and your electric bill will go up by 20%, like it did in Germany (nobody there seems to be happy about it!). Meanwhile complain about the meager 3% tax raise. I am having difficulties understanding their minds.

    20%? Japan won't repeat the same hurdles the Germans faced because renewable energy is much cheaper now.

    Solar energy in Germany is already about to reach grid parity, which means that the price is about the same as other sources of electricity such as fossil fuels. And solar will only get cheaper in the future.

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    zichi

    @WilliB,

    rare earth minerals are now used in a very wide range of products including computers, TV's, displays, high tech medical, mobile phones, electric motors, lighting, cars.

    Using any of those?

    The amount used for all products is greater than the amount used to build wind turbines.

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    Star-viking

    Thomas AndersonNov. 26, 2012 - 02:11PM JST

    20%? Japan won't repeat the same hurdles the Germans faced because renewable energy is much cheaper now.

    Solar energy in Germany is already about to reach grid parity, which means that the price is about the same as other sources of electricity such as fossil fuels. And solar will only get cheaper in the future.

    Not sure about that. Anyway, Japan does not have access to a continental energy grid to help balance the intermittent load of renewables, and likely never will.

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    Serrano

    That's it, then! If this baby doesn't want nukes, there ain't gonna be any nukes!

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    Fadamor

    Meh. The caregiver is the one protesting, not the baby. The baby is being properly watched by the caregiver, so I see nothing wrong here.

    I applaud their effort, but isn't "NO NUKES" actually in reference to no nuclear weapons?

    Originally, yes. But as the term "nuke" is shorthand for all things nuclear-related, it can apply to nuclear power plants now that they are out of favor. I should point out that I don't entirely agree with this sentiment. Fusion-based reactors would be a much safer alternative to fission-based reactors, which are just as dangerous as people are making them out to be. So i don't agree with the blanket "No Nukes" statement. I could get behind a "No Fission-Based Nukes" movement, though they'd need to get bigger signs.

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    Mark Bradley

    Sorry to say without nuclear energy in Japan the economy will go into a depression with many bankruptcies of large companies.

    Nuclear = cheap + abundant energy Oil & coal = expensive and limited energy

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    JonathanJo

    I remember them saying nuclear energy would be so cheap they wouldn't need to meter it.

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    issa1

    Anti nuke protests, sponsored by the Chinese propaganda machine. Puppets,they dream of a perfect world, poor wee things!.

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    volland

    @Foxie. "I am having difficulties understanding their minds."

    Let me guess... you have problems with anything that does not confirm your already implanted believes? If you read european newspapers, then you would know that the germans are not as stupid as that. They know very well why this calculations appear. With Green energy, they simply take ALL of the actual costs and add them up. Whereas the bill of nuclear energy consists only of the official items. The problem of getting rid of nuclear waste is completely ignored, intentionally of course. Because those costs are so high that only the taxpayer can burden it. Justb take a look at Fukushima. So, don't make yourself look like a fool here, yes? Thank you....

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