|Writers, musicians call for farewell to nuclear power
TOKYO, Japan - Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe (L) and writer Keiko Ochiai attend a press conference in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Sept. 6, 2011. They released a statement calling on Japan's new government led by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to bid farewell to nuclear power. Writers and musicians, including Oe and Ochiai as well as popular musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, will hold an antinuclear rally at Meiji Park in Tokyo on Sept. 19, aiming to mobilize 50,000 people while collecting 10 million signatures for denuclearization, in the wake of the nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. (Kyodo)
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