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Groups Working for a Nuclear Free World

This page provides links to articles about some of the groups working on nuclear, energy, environment, etc. issues in Japan. Our Links page directs you to other groups' sites.

Readers might also like to look at our Who's Who page, which focuses on individuals working for a phase-out of nuclear energy.


From Fukui, the “Nuclear Ginza” Sayonara Genpatsu Fukui Network (NIT163 Nov./Dec. 2014)

Thirty years of protest against the construction of the high-level radioactive waste disposal facilities (NIT161 July/Aug. 2014)
 Northern Hokkaido Network against the Invitation of Nuclear Waste Disposal Facilities

“Square” Anti-nuclear residents staging a round-the-clock sit-in in front of the Building of Kyushu Electric Power Co.(NIT159 March/April 2014)

The Organization of Religious Leaders Questioning the Nuclear Energy Administration (NIT157 Dec./Nov. 2013)

Fukushima Poka-Poka Project (NIT155 July./Aug. 2013)

Radiation-exposed Workers' Solidarity Network (NIT152 Jan./Feb. 2013)
Protecting the safety and lives of radiation-exposed workers, who are coerced into trading their health for payments.

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Criminal Complainants Group (NIT150 Sep./Oct. 2012)
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Criminal Complainants Group is established for file a group lawsuit to prosecute the climinals who has responsiblity for causing the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster.

Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC) (NIT148 May./June. 2012)
NGO network established for the sake of eradicating occupational diseases.

APAST (Union forAltanative Pathways in Science & Technology) (NIT 146, Jan./Feb. 2012)
Fukushima accident has led scientists and engineers to establish an organization that actively communicates for society, searching for new pathways in science.

Citizens’ Radioactivity Measurement Station (CRMS) (NIT 144, Sep./Oct. 2011)
What should we do to protect children from radioactive contamination resulting from the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi?

Hairo Action Fukushima (NIT142, May/June. 2011)
Hairo is the Japanese word for 'reactor decommisioning'. They were suddenly thrown, like it or not, into the harsh "age of decommissioning".

Miyagi Wind (NIT 140, Jan./Feb. 2011)
Opposition to nuclear energy has been continuing in the Tohoku region for many years. Miyagi Wind is heir to this rich tradition.

Citizen Science Initiative Japan, Exposure to Low Level Radiation Research Group (NIT 138, Sep./Oct. 2010)
The basis for the Research Group's study is a book entitled Atomic Bomb Studies Under the US Military Occupation, written by one of the group's members, the late Yukuo Sasamoto.

Rainbow Kayak Squadron (NIT 136, May/June 2010)
The Rainbow Kayak Squadron is a group of concerned individuals, including local outdoor guides and people from around Japan. Each member acts voluntarily in the belief that the Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant is a personal issue for himself or herself.

Niigata Women Thinking about Life and Nuclear Energy (NIT 135, March/April 2010)
"We believe that by enabling people who are now silent to raise their voices we can help put a break on the uncontrolled promotion of nuclear power. "

Osaka Citizens Against the Mihama, Oi and Takahama Nuclear Power Plants (NIT 133, Nov./Dec. 2009)
The group is made up of citizens of Osaka and surrounding regions.

"Know Pluthermal" Shiribeshi Citizens' Network (NIT 131 July/Aug. 2009)
The purpose of the network is to help people who are so used to the existing nuclear power station that they have given up hope of doing anything about it to understand what pluthermal is all about.

Hangempatsu Shimbun and the National Network Against Nuclear Energy (NIT 129, March/April 2009)
The National Network Against Nuclear Energy was formed in March 1978. A newspaper entitled Hangempatsu Shimbun (Anti-Nuclear Power Newspaper) has been published each month since May of that year.

The Committee to Consider Pluthermal and Saga's Next 100 Years (NIT 128, Jan./Feb. 2009)
Although Genkai-3 is scheduled to become the first nuclear power plant in Japan to implement pluthermal, many people are continuing to raise concerns about issues of safety, economics, and whether pluthermal is necessary in the first place.

Kariwa Women for the Protection of Life: Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Hairo! Hairo! "Close down all nuclear power plants!!" (NIT 126, Sep./Oct. 2008)

Anti-Nuclear Kagoshima Network: Study of Warm Water Released from Sendai NPP as Citizens' Science (NIT 124, May/June 2008)

Daichi Stop Nuclear Power Committee: "Nuclear energy is incompatible with organic agriculture, which places importance on life." (NIT 122 Jan./Feb. 2008)

Stop Rokkasho Japan: A new movement initiated by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto (NIT 120, Sep./Oct. 2007)

No to Radioactive Waste! Committee for a Prefectural Ordinance (NIT 118, May/June 2007)

KO-OK Productions: film-makers who say, "Radiation is not OK" (NIT 116, Jan./Feb. 2007)

Phase-Out Nuclear Energy Downtown Network: a grassroots gathering place (NIT 114, Sep./Oct. 2006)

Kansai Relief for Chernobyl Hibakusha: linking Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Chernobyl to create a world without nuclear victims (NIT 112, May/June 2006)

The Shizuoka Network of Citizens Opposed to the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant focuses on the question of whether the Hamaoka NPP is capable of withstanding the widely predicted Tokai Earthquake. (NIT 110, Jan/Feb 2006)

The Iwate Committee to Protect the Sanriku Sea from Radiation is concerned about the ocean being polluted with radioactive liquid waste from the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. (NIT 108, Sep./Oct. 2005)

The Chernobyl Children's Fund, Japan was founded in 1991 by photojournalist, Ryuichi Hirokawa. (NIT 106, May/June 2005)

Acorn Forestry Club: doing business while opposing nuclear power in a nuclear town (NIT 104, Jan./Feb. 2005)

Nagano Soft Energy Resource Center: a meeting place for people thinking about and taking action on energy and environment issues (NIT 102, Sep./Oct. 2004)

The Association for the Preservation of Nagashima's Nature: a group with a mission to protect the "ultimate paradise" (NIT 84, July/Aug 2001)


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