Extinction Rebellion climate protest arrives in Tokyo with ‘die-in’ at Yoyogi Park
BY OSCAR BOYD
Amid the threat of rain Saturday, 16 Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park to call for action on climate change.
The protest follows a climate march in Tokyo in September that attracted 2,800 students and environmental activists.
“We hope the protest raises awareness of the climate crisis among Japanese people,” said organizer Yoshiko Ichikawa, 30. “We want (the government) to stop funding things like coal, to stop spending money on something that’s destroying all the lives on this planet.”