Climate activists from 350.org Pilipinas suited up in inflatable Pikachu costumes and paraded across the Japanese Embassy to challenge Japan to stop financing coal as it prepares to host the Group of 20 leaders’ summit as part of the many build up actions across Asia to call on the G20 to respond with both urgency and ambition to the climate crisis.
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WATCH: 'Pikachu' protesters ask Japan to end coal financing
(Philstar.com) - June 25, 2019 - 7:11pm

MANILA, Philippines— Climate activists clad in inflatable Pikachu costumes on Tuesday held a demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila to call for an end to Japan’s coal financing.

The protest was led by 350.org Pilipinas, the local network of volunteers supporting the country’s grassroots climate movement.

They held the parade and flag dance in front of the Japanese embassy to challenge Japan to end its lending and investment in coal and other fossil fuels.

The activists also called on Japan to shift its investment to renewable energy.

The protest was held in view of Japan’s hosting of the G20 leader’s summit.

They chose to dress as Pikachu from the famous Japanese manga Pokemon.

 

—Rosette Adel

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