On June 29, 2012, thousands of people gathered in front of the Prime Minister's official residence, to protest the "political decision" to restart nuclear power generation. This demonstration of popular opinion - one of a weekly series of Friday gatherings (approx. 70% of Japanese polled do not want nuclear power) - was largely downplayed or ignored by the press. It may be the "Japan Spring" has started, with social media circumventing the mass-media to get the word out. I think it conveys well the mood at the event, from where I was standing.

This 3 minute 30 second clip was shot on a palm-size Canon HF M51 video camera (I prefer shoulder-mount TV cameras with full manual control), and edited on FCP7 (computer based, non-linear edit software) which I have just started to learn.

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