Tag Archives: Japan Parliament

Japan Anti-Nuclear Protesters Amass Parliament

Tens of thousands of people protested against nuclear power outside Japans parliament on Sunday, the same day a proponent of using renewable energy to replace nuclear following the Fukushima disaster was defeated in a local election.The protesters, including old-age pensioners, pressed up against a wall of steel thrown up around the parliament building shouting, “We dont need nuclear power” and other slogans.

On the main avenue leading to the assembly, the crowd broke through the barriers and spilled onto the streets, forcing the police to bring in reinforcements and deploy armoured buses to buttress the main parliament gate.

The protest came as results from rural Yamaguchi showed that Tetsunari Iida, an advocate of renewable energy to replace nuclear power, lost his bid to become governor to a rival backed by the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which promoted nuclear power during its decades in power, Kyodo news agency reported, citing exit polls.

Read the rest of the story: Japan anti-nuclear groups protest at parliament.

New cyber attack on Japan parliament

Japan’s parliament has come under cyber attack again, apparently from the same emails linked to a China-based server that have already hit several lawmakers’ computers, an official said Wednesday.

Malicious emails were found on computers used in the upper chamber of the Japanese parliament, a government spokesman said.

"The upper house office has confirmed that seven suspicious emails, the same ones that were sent to the lower house, were found" in computers in the upper house, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isao Saito said.

Read the rest of the story: New cyber attack on Japan parliament.