A protest march planned for this Sunday in Tokyo to call for the abolishment of nuclear power has been canceled due to the metropolitan government's rejection for the organizer to use Hibiya Park in Chiyoda Ward as a meeting point.

The metropolitan government's decision late last month has been upheld by the Tokyo District and High courts.

The organizer, Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, which has been running the weekly rallies in front of the prime minister's office, decided Monday night to cancel the march. The group had been expecting some 10,000 participants.