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Keiko Kikukawa

Keiko Kikukawa

Wishing for a village that does not rely on spent nuclear fuel, she owns the "Land of Flowers and Herbs" and holds an annual Tulip Festival. Unlike the majority of villagers who are reluctant to raise their voices against nuclear power, she has been protesting for 16 years.


Tomekichi Sakai

Tomekichi Sakai

At the height of resistance against the construction of the nuclear facility in Rokkasho Village (Rokkashomura), he was the central figure in the protest movement and also a former fisherman. While most of his fellow fishermen are becoming quiet now, he continues to stand firm against Nuclear Fuel Recycling Project.


Kohji Ueno

Kohji Ueno

He works for a construction company, a subcontractor of Nihon Gennen (Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited), that handles casks containing spent nuclear fuel. He is a former fisherman who is raising three children alone with the help of his parents who live nearby.


Satoshi Ogasawara

Satoshi Ogasawara

He is the owner of "Tomari Cleaning" in Rokkashomura. He emphasizes that, in order to guarantee energy for future generations, the reality is that the reprocessing plant needs to operate safely. He feels it is necessary to raise this issue with the city people who consume electricity the most.


Katsuhiro Okayama

Katsuhiro Okayama

He is the president of Okayama Construction, and is also an elected local representative of Rokkashomura. While expecting various business opportunities to arise from the operation of the reprocessing plant, he is also dedicated to dairy farming and wind power.


Seietsu Sasou

Seietsu Sasou

He is a farmer in Tenmabayashi Village, a neighboring village of Rokkashomura. At a farmers' market in Aomori Prefecture, he pointed out those vegetables might be his last non-radioactive produce.


Yasuko Tomabechi

Yasuko Tomabechi

She farms rice without the use of artificial chemicals in the neighboring town of Towada. She is worried as some of her customers informed her they would not continue buying her rice once the reprocessing plant is in operation. From a farmer's standpoint, she declares her opposition to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Project.


Shigenobu Araki and Seiko Araki

In the Tohoku Township, next to Rokkashomura, these farmers grow mainly yam and garlic and are also involved with the anti-nuclear fuel recycling movement with Ms. Kikukawa. Shigenobu-san delivers fully ripe organic tomatoes to a kindergarten, giving the children a taste of real tomato flavor. Shigenobu-san's wife, Seiko-san, says "life is much more important than money or jobs" and fears the effect of the reprocessing plant on the environment.


Professor Haruki Madarame

Professor Haruki Madarame
-Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

He is a professor at Tokyo University who specializes in nuclear power. He also serves on a number of nuclear power related committees. He declares it is impossible to ask for absolute security and safety from scientific technology.


Hiroaki Koide
-Research Assistant at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI)

He has been warning of environmental contamination made by nuclear power and reprocessing plants while serving as an assistant at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, and also points out the wasteful use of energy by modern people.


Janine Alice Smith

Janine Alice Smith

She is a member of an opposition group against Sellafield's reprocessing plant in England. Her son's diagnosis of leukemia compelled her to inquire about the plant's effects on the workers and their families.


Noriaki Tsuchimoto

Noriaki Tsuchimoto

He is a Japanese documentary film director known for his films on the Minamata disease. He produced a film "Umi-Tori" based on Rokkashomura's fishery and reprocessing plant, and has observed Rokkashomura ever since. He clipped newspaper articles relating to nuclear power plants for over twenty years. He questions whether the lessons from Minamata are truly valued in our modern scientific civilization.