[Abe Under Siege] SAY NO to the Abe Government! Bring back democracy! No war! Protest in Shibuya & Harajuku


Abe Under Siege
SAY NO to the Abe Government!
Bring back democracy! No war!
Protest in Shibuya & Harajuku

Protest concerns: Nuclear power plants, security-related laws, constitutional amendments, US army base in Okinawa, State Secrecy Law, TPP, consumption tax hikes, social security, employment and labor deregulation, agriculture, hate speech, education

Date: February 14, 2016 (Sunday)
Meeting time: 13:00
Place: The Shibuya side of Yoyogi Park’s Keyaki Namiki (near event stage)
Demo march starts: 14:00 (goes through Shibuya and Harajuku)
Course: TBA

Access:

  • Harajuku Station (JR Line): 10 mins walk
  • Yoyogi Koen Station (Chiyoda Line, C02): 11 mins walk
  • Meiji Jingu-mae Station (Harajuku) (Chiyoda Line (C03) and Fukutoshin Line (F15)): 10 mins walk
  • Yoyogi Hachiman Station (Odakyu Line): 13 mins walk
  • Shibuya Station (JR, Ginza, Hanzomon, Fukutoshin, Tokyo Toyoko, Denentoshi, Inokashira Lines): 15 mins walk

Help us by tweeting protest details (incl. image):

“No Abe Protest in Shibuya Feb 14, 1pm. Bring back democracy Yoyogi Pk, Keyaki Namiki” 

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Organizer: Abe Seiken NO! Executive Committee

<Secretariats>

Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes / Genpatsu o Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai / NPO Pacific Asian Resource Center (PARC)

<Participating groups in Executive Committee>

Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) / Tokyo Democracy Crew / Himitsu Hogoan o Kangaeru Shimin no Kai / Wakamono Kenpo Shuukai Executive Committee / Takae Helipad Kensetsu Hantai Genchi Kodo Renrakukai / C.R.A.C. / Tokyo Action for Anti-Discrimination / Kantei-mae Mimamori Bengodan / Japan Lawyers Association for Freedom / TPP ni Hantai Suru Bengoshi Network / Shinjuku BEER & CAFE Berg / Kokumin no Shokuryo to Kenko o Mamoru Rendo Zenkoku Renrakukai (Zenkoku Shoku Ken Ren) / Japan Federation of Women’s Organizations / Japan Family Farmers Movement “NOUMINREN” / Zen-Nihon Minshu Iryo Kikan Rengokai “MINIREN” / Zenkoku Shoko Dantai Rengokai / National Confederation of Trade Unions “ZENROREN” / Tokyo Regional Council of Trade Unions / New Japan Women’s Association / Zenkoku Nogyo Kyodo Kumiai Rodo Kumiai Rengokai / Abe Seiken no Kyoiku Seisaku ni Hantai Suru Kai / T-ns SOWL (As of December 31, 2015)

[Inquiries]

  • Executive Committee email: info@abe-ne.jp
  • Press-related inquiries: pr@abe-ne.jp
  • Secretariat
    • Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes
      • Email: info@coalitionagainstnukes.jp
      • Tel: 080-9195-2668
      • Twitter: @MCANjp
    • Genpatsu o Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai Secretariat
      • Heiwa-to-Rodo Center Zenrorenkaikan
        2-4-4 Yushima Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
      • Tel: 03-5842-6451

Despite a disapproval rating of over 60% among the public, the security bills were passed following a plenary session in the Upper House in the early hours of September 19, 2015. The government turned its back on the protesters in front of parliament and ignored the voice of opposition lawmakers. In fraught scenes uncommon for Japan’s normally sedate parliament, opposition lawmakers climbed on top of each other in a bid to stop the chairman of a committee calling a vote on the controversial bills.

Although this was a humiliating day for Japan, it was also the start of a new day of hope since it helped galvanize our voice and the voice of opposition lawmakers, providing a direct link between the people and politics. On top of this, it reaffirmed our drive to oust the Abe government.

Opposition voices to the security bills last summer led directly to a determination to oust the Abe government and this determination is only getting stronger. However, the mistrust and dissatisfaction in the Abe administration extends beyond the security bills to a host of other issues that include nuclear power and the U.S. army base in Okinawa. These policies diminish our safety and our way of life while depleting Japan of its national wealth. For these reasons, it has drained our patience.

We believe that the only thing left to do is get the Abe administration to resign for its unconstitutional actions and fascist stance. The Upper House elections this summer are our next focal point and we intend to push full steam ahead with our campaign, SAY NO to the Abe Government! We WILL take back democracy in Japan.


▼Notes

  • Please make appropriate preparations for weather, especially fluid for rehydration and rain gear.
  • First-time participants welcome.
  • Approach staff if you feel unwell.
  • Solicitation to participate in religious or other groups is strictly prohibited.
  • Please do not distribute any printed material to participants that has not first been approved by organizers.
  • This action is a non-violent action. Please only participate upon understanding of this policy.
  • No drones allowed.

▼Seeking other advocate groups

We are currently looking for other groups and organizations that are in agreement with what we stand for. We will release the names on our website of each group/organization that registers with us.

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▼Help us with a donation for the event

The “SAY NO to the ABE Government! February 14 Protest” is run solely on donations from ordinary citizens. Please help us to continue our work with a donation.

  • From Japan Post Bank (at Post Offices):
    • Account name: 首都圏反原発連合 (“Shutoken han-genpatsu rengo”)
    • Account number: 00170-1-291074

If you deposit from another bank, use the branch number 019 with 0291074 as the account number (Account type: Toza (当座)).
*Please put “1002 kanpa” in the reference section.

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