#JapanLovesDirtyEnergy: Activists Across the World Organize Action Featuring Giant Prime Minister Kishida Mask to Protest Japan’s Dirty Energy Policy


There will be an another photo op on 19th May starting around 9:10AM JST at NGO Space. In the case of heavy rain, the photo op will be cancelled.
There will be press conferences at the same space from 11AM (in Japanese) and 12 noon (in English).

NGO Space: Hiroshima Youth Center, 5-61 Motomachi, Nakaku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 〒730-0011, around 3 minutes walk from IMC)

> PDF version is available here

Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends of the Earth Japan, fukakusa@foejapan.org,  +81 50 7103 6949
Hiroki Osada, Friends of the Earth Japan, osada@foejapan.org, +81 50 7103 694
Tomomi Shibata, Oil Change International, tomomi@priceofoil.org, +81 90 63354822

HIROSHIMA: On May 18th, as government officials gather for the G7 Hiroshima Summit from May 19th to 21st, activists will organize a creative visual action to protest the Japanese government’s support for fossil fuels. As part of a global week of action, they will urge Prime Minister Kishida to stop intentionally and strategically undermining Asian and global decarbonization, and to end Japan’s support for fossil fuels.

WHAT: Photo opportunity with a large three dimensional mask depicting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holding chunks of coal, together with G6 leaders holding an inflatable gas pipeline, with planet Earth in crisis between them. Photos free for use by media will be posted here shortly after the event. 

WHERE: Near Hiroshima Castle. 

**If the action cannot take place near Hiroshima castle, media will be notified of location change by 8:30 AM on the day of action on this webpage.

Action Location (as of May 17)

*Protests and photo Actions are planned in the days leading up to the G7 Summit as part of a global week of action to stop Japan’s dirty energy strategy. Over 30 actions are planned in 18 countries including the U.S.,Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Australia, France, UK, Ukraine, and Estonia. For more information on these global activities please reach out to Susanne Wong (susanne@priceofoil.org).

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 9:30-10:00 am JST

WHO: International activists from the Fossil Free Japan Coalition

WHY: G7’s reliance on fossil fuels, especially Japan’s continued fossil fuel financing is fueling the climate crisis and undermining global action to address it. Globally, particularly from the Global South, Japan’s dirty energy policy has raised deep concerns. Activists around the world will unite under the common hashtag #JapanLovesDirtyEnergy and urge Japan to end its fossil fuel finance.  


*FOSSIL FREE JAPAN is a coalition of dozens of civil society organizations and movements from Japan and across the world working together to end Japan’s support for gas, coal and oil. 


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