Sydney event commemorates one year since Fukushima nuclear accident: March 11.
This Sunday March 11 marks one year since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami triggered the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in Japan.
Japanese and Australian community members in Sydney will come together for an afternoon of high profile performers, music and speakers to commemorate the tragedy and oppose Premier Barry O’Farrell’s plans for uranium exploration and mining in NSW.
Guest speakers include: Tomoko Shiine, from the Fukushima region and; Peter Watts, an Arabunna man (Lake Eyre region, SA) who is co-chair of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance. Mr Watts has recently returned from a plenary presentation at a conference in Japan attended by 11 000 people.
Full event details are below.
Contact: Natalie Wasley 0429 900 774 (Beyond Nuclear Initiative)
Yukiko Hirano 0414 758 295 (311 campaign for nuclear free)
Remembering Fukushima-One Year On
Time to end the nuclear chain
No uranium mining in NSW
Sunday March 11
Tom Mann Theatre
136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Sydney (near Central Station)
Speakers | Performance | Music | Origami
Tomoko Shiine, from the Fukushima region and;
Peter Watts, Arabunna man, co-chair Australian Nuclear Free Alliance
Walangari Karntawarra, award-winning Aboriginal artist and performer
Airena Nakamura, Principal 2nd violin with the Australia Opera and Ballet orchestra
Singers Mr Makoto Tanaka and Ms Yuki Tarumi, performing "Na monai Kizuna"
Japan Club of Sydney- Soran Odori-Tai
Origami with Mrs Midori Furze http://foldwithlove.blogspot.com.au/
There will be a one-minute silence at 4:46pm to remember the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
Supported by Help Japan, Sydney Rainbow Stay Project, Maritime Union of Australia, Beyond Nuclear Initiative, Yellowcake Road Collective.