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Green Parties call for a nuclear free region on anniversary of Fukushima

March 11, 2015 marks the 4th year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The Asia Pacific Greens are calling for governments to commit to a nuclear free world and to move to clean equitable renewable energy solutions.
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Electoral System: Japan

Government Type:

Parliamentary government with a Constitutional Monarchy - Bicameral Diet (Kokkai) consisting of the House of Councilors (Sangiin) and House of Representatives (Shugiin).

Head of State: 

Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister

Upper House total number of seats: 

242

Lower House total number of seats: 

480

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Yes to 30% emission reduction - No to nukes

This article was first published for the COP 15 Global Climate Campaign, and is being republished to emphasize the continued need for climate action as we approach the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru this December 1-12, 2014.

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Global Greens encourage Greens Japan to work for the cessation of nuclear power and the Trans Pacific Partnership through Japan's National Elections

The Global Greens are strongly encouraging Greens Japan who are contesting Japan’s Upper House elections for the first time and campaigning against nuclear power and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Greens Japan have 10 candidates standing in the 121 member Upper House. The elections on 21 July will be the first for the Upper House since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, and a test of Japan’s attitude to nuclear power.
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Fukushima two years on - APGN Statement

The global impact of the Fukushima disaster highlights the responsibility of all nations to ensure the safety of citizens and protect our planet for future generations. We are all implicated in the nuclear supply chain, whether that be through uranium mining, refining, power generation, radioactive waste, nuclear weapons, or through complicity by not discouraging the practice of our trading partners.
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Global Greens express solidarity with the Japanese people and call for radical change in the world’s energy paradigm

We, the Global Greens, representing more than 80 Green parties around the world, express our solidarity with the Japanese people at this tragic time.  We send deep condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of this terrible tragedy.

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Kazumi Inamura receives 54% of the vote to become the first Green mayor elected in Japan

Greens candidate Ms Kazumi Inamura was elected the City Mayor of Amagasaki on Sunday 21 November with an overwhelming 54.3% of the vote. This is the first time in Japan that a Green candidate has been elected to the position of Mayor and the Global Greens congratulate Kazumi Inamura and Greens Japan on this landmark success.

Aged 38 Ms Inamura is reportedly the youngest female city mayor in the history of Japan. She defeated three other candidates to win the mayoralty.

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