On July 7–8, 2012, a two-day mass rock concert called No Nukes 2012 was
held in the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba, near Tokyo.
The organizer was Sakamoto Ryuichi, member of the groundbreaking
Japanese technopop group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) and Academy
Profits from the concert were donated to Sayonara Genpatsu 1000 Man Nin
Akushon (Citizens’ Committee for the 10 Million People’s Petition to say
Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants), an antinuclear group which Sakamoto
has been backing, along with Nobel Prize-winning author Oe Kenzaburo and
The concert featured performances by 18 groups, including pioneering
electronic groups Kraftwerk and YMO as well as rock bands Asian Kung-Fu
Generation, Acidman, and others.