June 4, 2012
Today, FoE Japan submitted "A Request Regarding the Petition Submitted
by Vietnamese Citizens Opposing Japan’s 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 (until 9:00am).
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 huge risks.
The request also states that it would taint Japan’s reputation if the Japanese government proceeded with the export of nuclear power plants only to benefit Japan’s nuclear industry.
Please see below for the request and the petition.
>A Request Regarding the Petition Submitted by Vietnamese Citizens Opposing Japan’s Export of Nuclear Power Plants (PDF)