A Request Regarding the Petition Submitted by Vietnamese
Citizens Opposing Japan’s Export of Nuclear Power Plantsy
June 4, 2012
Today, FoE Japan submitted "A Request Regarding the Petition Submitted
by Vietnamese Citizens Opposing Japanís Export of Nuclear Power Plants" with
1,244 signitures to the Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko and the Minister
of Foreign Affairs Genba Kouichirou.
The signiture was collected between June 2 (from evening) and June 4
In the request, we urge that the Japanese government should sincerely
respond to the petition submitted by 453 Vietnamese citizens opposing
the Japanse government support for construction of nuclear power plants
in Vietnam, and that the government should take necessary measures to
ensure that the Vietnamese citizens will not suffer negative
consequences from signing and submitting the petition.
In addition, we pointed out that many people are still suffering from
the Fukushima nuclear accident, and that we fear Vietnam become
dependent on nuclear power and force Vietnamese people to live with
The request also states that it would taint Japanís reputation if the
Japanese government proceeded with the export of nuclear power plants
only to benefit Japanís nuclear industry.
Please see below for the request and the petition.