Twenty people gathered on March 21 in Mitchell Park to commemorate the victims of the March 11 tsunami in Japan. The gathering made paper cranes and heard from Sachi Hirayama from Darwin Youth for the Japanese Disaster who promoted charity events for the cause.
Cat Beaton read a statement from Environment Centre Northern Territory saying that people’s thoughts were with those who lost loved ones as a result of the natural disaster but also with the workers struggling to rebuild after the devastation.
Beaton said it was unfortunate that Japan also had to deal with the unnatural disaster of the damage done to the nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi. She called on the Australian government to end its involvement in the nuclear cycle, which she said made the disaster worse.