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Hiroshima District Court Suspends the Reclaiming Project of Ponyo's Model Bay

by dtshyk
Sep 30, 2009 7:47 PM | 13 Comments
According to 47 News, Hiroshima District Court ordered to suspend Hiroshima Prefecture's project to reclaim Tomonoura bay, which is the model place of Gake no Ue no Ponyo. The chief judge said the scenery of Tomonoura is a public property and the reclaiming project greatly spoils the common welfare of the people. Hiroshima Prefecture and City was planning to reclaim the bay and build a 180 meter long bridge across it.

Miyazaki Hayao visited the bay in 2005 and stayed there for two months. Before the judgment was given, he said in an interview that " I have my own opinion about the issue but I don't want to claim it openly. It's up to the people living there. However, it's a mistaken idea that the reclaiming project can reclaim the loneliness caused by the depopulation and aging."

Sources:
47 News
Yomiuri

Update
Miyazaki held a press conference at Studio Ghibli and praised the judgment. He said "It's quite a sensible judgment pointing out the fault in the project, which destroys the valuable cultural property. I express my respect for the judge's courage."

Source: Sponichi

13 Comments Recent Comments

LemonLyme said:
It looks like Miyazaki still is more than aware of what's going on. I respect his opinion, and the government's decision.

Oct 2, 2009 6:03 AM by wakka9ca

BigSimo said:
lol, just picture the judge after Miyazaki's comment on his decision - "yay, my hero praised me! I'm so happy!"


The fans are everywhere xD

Oct 1, 2009 3:18 AM by mirichan00

lol

Oct 1, 2009 12:57 AM by DingDingDong

there have been attempts to put up oil rigs along the coast near where i live, so this kind of issue really resonates with me... glad that the decision went on the side of conservation.

Oct 1, 2009 12:56 AM by saka

BigSimo said:
chinlamp said:
Nice one.

I can't help feeling that the judge may have seen Ponyo and heard of that remark...
lol, just picture the judge after Miyazaki's comment on his decision - "yay, my hero praised me! I'm so happy!"


cute ^^

Oct 1, 2009 12:50 AM by tanjx

chinlamp said:
Nice one.

I can't help feeling that the judge may have seen Ponyo and heard of that remark...
lol, just picture the judge after Miyazaki's comment on his decision - "yay, my hero praised me! I'm so happy!"

Oct 1, 2009 12:45 AM by simo000

Its up to the people living there

Sep 30, 2009 10:32 PM by rron1993

great! ^^

Sep 30, 2009 10:29 PM by makio-kun

Nice one.

I can't help feeling that the judge may have seen Ponyo and heard of that remark...

Sep 30, 2009 10:23 PM by chinlamp

Oh wow o.o;

Sep 30, 2009 10:14 PM by neow_neow

LemonLyme said:
It looks like Miyazaki still is more than aware of what's going on. I respect his opinion, and the government's decision.


Yep yep!

Sep 30, 2009 9:34 PM by Gote-nks

It looks like Miyazaki still is more than aware of what's going on. I respect his opinion, and the government's decision.

Sep 30, 2009 8:56 PM by LemonLyme

the government makes a competent decision for once

Sep 30, 2009 8:03 PM by renjikuchiki1

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