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    Protest Against Nuclear Power held in Tokyo, Japan


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    And the ongoing nuclear crisis has sparked protests against nuclear power across Japan. In Tokyo on Sunday, hundreds gathered, calling on all nuclear power to be shut down in the island nation.

    Hundreds of anti-nuclear took to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday, as Japanese engineers continued to grapple with the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

    Around 300 demonstrators gathered in front of the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the earthquake-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan. From there, they headed to the offices of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

    The protesters are calling on the Japanese government to shut down all nuclear power plants in the country.

    They also want more aid for the survivors of last month's earthquake and tsunami.

    164,000 people still remain in evacuation centers, mostly in the northeastern region of Tohoku.

    [Hiroshi Iwada, Protester]:
    "Lots of my relatives live in places in Tohoku like Fukushima and Miyagi, and they're having a tough time. So I'm here to speak out on their behalf."

    Anti-nuclear protests have been gathering momentum in recent weeks.

    Many of those that have turned up first heard about the demonstrations through the social media website Twitter.

    [Mayoko Nakahara, Protester]:
    "I've had worries about (Japan's) nuclear policies for some time, and if we don't take advantage of this opportunity who knows when the (anti-nuclear) movement will have this much energy again. So I'm here now to say we must get rid of nuclear energy."

    Though radiation levels remain low in downtown Tokyo, many here are still worried about the possible spread of radiation from the crippled plant to food and water.