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Friday, 17th April 2009
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Earth Day Tokyo 2009 aims to raise awareness of eco issues

A two-day festival aimed at increasing awareness of environmental issues begins in Yoyogi Park tomorrow (April 17th).

Around 130,000 people are expected to attend Earth Day Tokyo 2009 to enjoy a series of live music performances and browse the stalls of various non-profit organisations, reports the Japan Times.

C W Nicol, an author and chairman of the Earth Day Tokyo 2009 committee, told the newspaper: "Earth Day is the place for very serious people to get together and talk about any subject on the planet, but also a lot of fun and good food."

Meanwhile, Izumi Morita, a colleague of Mr Nicola at the Afan Woodland Trust, said all food on sale at this year's event will only be made from organic products.

Similar events will also take place in Osaka, Kanagawa and Shizuoka.

Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22nd.

Written by Mike Cotgreave



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