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Japanese and foreign artists including iconic German group Kraftwerk performed at a mass weekend protest concert against nuclear energy inspired by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The “No nukes 2012” event was held in the vast Makuhari Messe exhibition centre close to Tokyo.

“Over a year has passed since the accident in Fukushima. The electricity company Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) and the Japanese prime minister said that the acute crisis is over, but the reality is that the danger has not passed and the real resolution of the accident remains unclear,” the organisers said.

They added: “The future is a total unknown for people forced to leave their area because of the nuclear disaster caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, and it is likely that the health consequences of this tragedy will be discovered later.

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