50,000 Ukrainians protest beating of opposition leader

Jan 12, 2014

50,000 Ukrainians protest beating of opposition leader

An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the bloody beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko. The 49-year-old member of jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s Cabinet was transferred out of intensive care ...

Nuclear foes stage march on Diet

Jun 4, 2013

Nuclear foes stage march on Diet

An anti-nuclear power rally Sunday near the Diet building drew 60,000 people, according to the three groups that organized the event, including one led by Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe. The Metropolitan Police Department, which provided security for the event, estimated the number of ...

Okinawa rally a call for existence without bases

May 21, 2013

Okinawa rally a call for existence without bases

Residents and supporters held a rally Sunday to call for a peaceful Okinawa free of military bases 41 years after the prefecture reverted to Japanese rule. Despite heavy rain, about 3,500 people turned out for the rally in a park in Ginowan, organizers said. ...

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

May 2, 2013

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

An estimated 21,000 workers gathered at a Tokyo park for a May Day demonstration Wednesday, calling for higher pay, stable employment and an end to nuclear power. “Pay raises will help Japan get out of deflation,” said Sakuji Daikoku, chairman of the National Confederation ...

Mar 13, 2013

Rally staged in Tokyo to protest Japan's entry into TPP talks

The nation’s largest farm lobby and consumer groups linked to the sector staged a protest rally Tuesday in Tokyo ahead of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s expected announcement that Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations. Abe is expected to make the announcement at ...