Ten years before the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, a demonstration against nuclear power plants around the world was held in Germany.

Yoko Tawada, a writer living in Berlin, also participated and called for the shutdown of the nuclear power plant.

Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Germany has decided to eliminate nuclear power plants and will shut down all nuclear power plants in Japan by next year.

In the capital Berlin, a demonstration was held on the 6th at the call of a civic group opposed to the nuclear power plant, and about 200 people picked up a windmill as a symbol of the conversion to renewable energy and said, "Don't forget Fukushima" or "Immediately remove the nuclear power plant." We marched with a banner stating, and appealed for the abolition of nuclear power plants in Japan and other countries around the world.

At the demonstration, Yoko Tawada, who lives in Berlin and has won one of Germany's most prestigious literary awards, the "Kleist Prize," stood on the stage and said, "A nuclear system can destroy the meaning of life at any time. It only exists. And our hearts are constantly polluted, "he called in German to shut down the nuclear power plant immediately.

After the speech, Mr. Tawada said, "I wanted to tell you how you think as an ordinary person who has not been so active politically and why you should definitely stop nuclear power."

A woman who participated said, "The Fukushima accident clearly showed that nuclear power plants cannot be driven safely. We must immediately stop nuclear power plants around the world."

In Germany, demonstrations against the nuclear power plant are scheduled to be held in various places after the 7th.

Germany plans to shut down all nuclear power plants until next year Renewable energy ratio exceeds 50%

Following the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Germany decided in 2011 to phase out 17 nuclear power plants in the country.

There are currently six in operation, all of which are scheduled to be shut down by next year.

Instead, they are promoting renewable energies such as wind and solar, and last year, renewable energies accounted for more than 50% of total electricity generation.

On the other hand, regarding the policy of eliminating nuclear power, there were a series of lawsuits by electric power companies operating nuclear power plants, alleging that they were damaged by a sudden change in the government policy.

The government announced on the 5th that it has agreed to pay about 2.4 billion euros and more than 310 billion yen in Japanese yen to four electric power companies.