KRAFTWERK’s rendition of their 1975 song “Radio-Activity” at NO NUKES 2012 was sung with a new set of Japanese lyrics including the line “Ima sugu yamero” (Stop it now), proved to be the climax of the Saturday night show, which attracted thousands of Japanese to Makuhari Messe events center, and a cumulative total of more than 216,000 online viewers for the live feed on Ustream.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants movement, spearheaded by Nobel prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, Academy Award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, whistleblowing journalist Satoshi Kamata and other prominent figures. The event was also aimed at increasing signatures for a large-scale antinuclear-power petition. The movement has currently gathered 7.5 million signatures. Listen to the iconic German electro-pop band show how relevant they still are in this SoundCloud audio capture Jean-Philippe Demoulin, a French expatriate musician living in Japan.