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Standing with the Tokyo Two

Feature story | September 6, 2010 at 9:54

The Tokyo Two exposed widespread corruption in Japan’s whaling programme. In return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. Activists in South Africa are outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria holding banners reading...

Japan Announces Nuclear Phase-Out by 2030

Feature story | September 15, 2012 at 9:08

Japan’s announcement that it is committing to phase out nuclear energy by 2030 and increase renewable energy by 30% is very welcome news – and another wake-up call for the South African government.

Japan: Radioactivity Released from Fukushima Reactor

Feature story | March 13, 2011 at 8:27

Reacting to reports that radioactive materials have been released from the Japanese Fukushima power plant, and that increased levels of radiation have been detected in the area, Greenpeace Africa has reiterated the need for the authorities to...

BREAKING: Japan’s ‘research whaling’ ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014

Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan’s sham ‘scientific whaling’ programme has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court! UPDATE:    The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to...

Remember Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | March 11, 2013

I remember the oppressive feeling around my heart when the first news came about the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japan coast, including several nuclear power plants, on 11 March 2011. Half a day later it was clear that this...

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | February 19, 2013

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering. But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home...

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 20, 2013

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating, Greenpeace International | May 10, 2012

With last Saturday's shutdown of Japan’s Tomari nuclear power plant the country will be free from nuclear power for the first time since 1966. Can it seize this historic opportunity? Here at Greenpeace we believe it can. All of...

Inspecting Foreign Vessels in Mozambique Waters

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | September 20, 2012

The crew had been aboard the Japanese longliner for seven months. Mostly from Indonesia, the men didn’t speak much English, but a few did recognize the name ‘Greenpeace’. It was clear the ship had seen its fair share of fishing, but...

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | February 27, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We’re calling for a nuclear free,...

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