On July 16, in record high temperatures, about 100,000 protestors took to the streets of Tokyo to show their opposition to Japan’s reliance on nuclear power.
In June, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Japanese reactors needed to be restarted to avoid electricity shortages. One reactor has already been restarted, with another scheduled to restart by the end of July.
All 50 of Japan’s reactors were taken off line after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
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Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.