We are a network of anti-nuclear groups in Japan and now campaigning for “Genpatsu Zeronomics (Nuclear-free economics).” In Japanese, “genpatsu” means a nuclear power plant, and “zeronomics” is a coined word that combines “zero” and “economics.” Genpatsu zeronomics therefore refers to an economic policy that does not depend on nuclear power.
In Japan, Prime Minister Abe has named “Abenomics” his economic plan to pull Japan’s economy out of two decades of deflation and recession.
As part of Abenomics, the Japanese government is now trying to restart nuclear reactors because it believes that nuclear power is indispensable for Japan’s economic growth. We are absolutely against this government policy. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident has exposed that nuclear power is in fact bad for the economy, and that we must confront economic bads that Japan’s pro-nuclear policy has produced. Instead of relying on nuclear power, we propose to stimulate Japan’s economy by promoting renewable-energy and energy-saving technologies and creating jobs in this new, green industry.
The goal of our campaign is to collect more than 100,000 signatures of endorsement for Genpatsu Zeronomics and submit them to Japan’s prime minister. We are seeking signatures of endorsement from all over the world. If you support our campaign, please press the button below or send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a mascot named “Zeronomikuma (Zeronomics Bear).” Visit his photo blog at http://zeronomics.seesaa.net/