Date: Jul. 16, 2012 - Updated 15:55 UTC (00:55 JST)
by: Gene Otani
|Organizers say 170, 000 people took part in the rally, while police estimate the number at 75,000.|
Labor union activists joined members of the public in the main protest rally at Yoyogi Park on Monday. Many of them responded to calls on the social network Twitter and the Internet.
Nobel prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe was among public figures who called on people to take to the streets.
Read the rest and see the video footage of the protest here.
Editor's Note: Such protests have been going on for a while now. Here are more articles from various news agencies: