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10 Years from 3.11 ~ Discussion on the Future of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Energy Policy ~ SUGIZO, TOSHI-LOW, Junya Ogawa

2021/2/24 Event Report

A decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Shortly before the 10th anniversary of 3.11, on February 24, 2021, KIMINITOU hosted its first live talk session, “A Discussion on the Future of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Energy Policy” at LOFT9 Shibuya.

The guests were TOSHI-LOW (BRAHMAN, OAU), who has been rushing to the disaster-stricken areas in Tohoku and other parts of Japan since the earthquake to support recovery efforts, and SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN), who has high interest in energy issues and continues to take action for global issues and the future. They are great partners who have worked together to support various disaster-stricken areas and restoration events. We also welcomed Junya Ogawa, a member of the House of Representatives whose top priorities include creation of a sustainable energy policy in Japan.

The event was moderated by Joe Yokomizo, editor-in-chief of KIMINITOU, who continues to cover the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant since the disaster.

Discussion between artists, politicians, and journalists; such collaboration is one of the purposes of this media. And delivering music along with “words”, is also a cherished means of expression for this media.
In the talk session, each from their own standpoint, discussed the issues on contaminated water, the decade after the accident, and what kind of society and politics we should aim for in the future.
In the live concert, TOSHI-LOW and SUGIZO, who call each other ally and friend, became the beacon of hope for recovery and performed the famous song “Full Moon Evening,” which has been played in many places affected by the disaster, as well as LUNA SEA's “With Love,” which TOSHI-LOW selected after six hours of discussion with young LUNA SEA fans, and “Kanae-no-toi” by BRAHMAN. Although they have shared the stage many times, this was their first time to perform together. They also named their new unit “SUGI-LOW”.

The talk started with a report by Joe Yokomizo, who had just made his sixth visit to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant the day before, sharing the report on the latest situation inside the plant, ten years after the accident. This was followed by a dialogue between Junya Ogawa and SUGIZO.