Regarding Occupy Tokyo, there are a host of issues plaguing not only the people of Japan but people all around the world. One, of course, is the correlation between the players in Wall Street or in Japan, the Tokyo Stock Exchange. One such example is the disaster in Fukushima. No one knows the extent of the damage done in Japan, but the folks from TEPCO can walk the grounds of Japan without fear of repercussion.
Well guess what, Occupy Tokyo isn’t taking it anymore. There is no longer shikata ga nai or gaman. The Occupiers are collectively revolting and are demanding justice. Not just from the nuclear plants, but also: racism, discrimination, sexism, and they also want the U.S. military bases gone. I am a member of Occupy Los Angeles and we are in solidarity with Occupy Tokyo. I hope that the occupation grows in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, because we are the 99 percent
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