Elderly protesters walked down the Ginza roadway with banners in their hands

Demonstration in Ginza
Shot in the city of Ginza, Tokyo
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There were traffic restrictions in place on the main street in Ginza, and a large number of people were walking side by side along the edge of the roadway. It was a demonstration. People were holding leaflets and some of them were holding banners.

According to the banner, this seemed to be a demonstration by the Kujo no Kai, a group that aims to prevent the revision of the Japanese Constitution, including Article 9, which stipulates that Japan shall forever renounce war and shall not maintain a military force. With the election coming up, they must want to prevent the revision of the Japanese constitution, including Article 9, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intended.

The age of the participants of the demonstration was more interesting than the claims of the demonstration itself. All the people walking and walking around seemed to be retired and elderly, and there were hardly any young people in sight. This is in stark contrast to the demonstrations I saw in Kuala Lumpur in the past, when they were all young people. In Tokyo, it may be that it is only the old people who make the loudest arguments.

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PHOTO DATA

No

8952

Shooting Date

Nov 2014

Posted On

December 13, 2014

Modified On

November 11, 2020

Place

Ginza, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL

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