Japanese fishermen stage massive one-day strike to protest high fuel prices

by on July 15, 2008 · 1 comment

in Economy, Energy, Labor

By Jay Alabaster / Associated Press / July 14, 2008

japanfishing.jpgTOKYO (AP) _ Fishermen across Japan went on a massive one-day strike Tuesday to protest skyrocketing fuel prices, the latest blow to the country’s foundering fishing industry.The strike was the largest ever for the industry, involving 200,000 boats and 400,000 workers, organizers said. japanfishing2.jpgMore than 3,000 fishermen from across the country gathered in central Tokyo and marched around the fisheries ministry in protest. [For more of this article, go here.]

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avatar Mike G July 16, 2008 at 12:09 am

A day of rest for all that live in the ocean. May the Japanese fishing industry have more days without plunder.

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