French Polynesia President Oscar Temaru jointed Hollywood actor Steven Seagal on stage as part of an anti-nuclear energy
campaign in Tokyo last Tuesday night.
Temaru's surprise visit occurred as Seagal, who is also a musician, began a
worldwide concert tour to campaign in favor of alternative energies to nuclear energy, according to a communiqué from the
president's communications office in Papeete.
Seagal invited Temaru on stage to address the audience in recognition
of Temaru's 30-year campaign against French nuclear testing in French Polynesia, the communiqué stated.
week, while Temaru and a delegation from Tahiti began an official visit to Japan, the Temaru government refused to participate
in a French state-organized visit to the former nuclear testing site of Moruroa, a Tuamotu atoll 1,200 km (720 miles) southeast
At the end of Seagal's concert Tuesday night in Tokyo, he also invited on stage with him members of the
O'Tahiti traditional dance group currently doing a promotion tour for Morinda, the U.S.-based company that produces Tahiti
Noni using noni fruit from French Polynesia.
Seagal has created a foundation to defend the environment, using funds
donated from his concerts, the communiqué stated.