2014/03/07

Message from Mr.Takashi Hirose


Mr.Takashi Hirose would like you to read these files 1-6. After that, would you possibly spread these files to your friends ?












Takashi Hirose  
Journaliste activiste / Anti-nuclear activist & journalist 
Former engineer and journalist, Takashi Hirose warns about nuclear dangers and its industry in numerous publications. In Japan everyone knows his name and several of his works became best-sellers like "the time bomb".



Interview conducted by Keiko Courdy for  Au-delà du Nuage °Yonaoshi 3.11_ Japan 
















2 Important Documentaries about Fukushima Today from France3 and ZDF (Never to be broadcasted on NHK in Japan?)


Those documentaries are really important.  We must see! I hope English subtitles will be available soon.

France 3 : Pièces à conviction : Fukushima, une contamination planétaire?




Trois ans après la catastrophe nucléaire de la centrale deFukushima Daiichi, une autre catastrophe se profile. Sanitaire celle là. Les premiers cas de cancer sont apparus. 26 déjà, tous chez des enfants de 0 à 18 ans. Plus d’une trentaine de cas sont suspects, et des dizaines de milliers d’enfants n’ont pas encore été testés. Le gouvernement tente de minimiser l’ampleur du drame. Mais les familles s’angoissent, et des mères sont en colère. La contamination s’étend, au-delà du Japon.
Tous les jours, des centaines de tonnes d’eau hautement contaminée sont déversées dans le Pacifique. Sur les plages de Californie les chercheurs, témoins de l’arrivée quotidienne de déchets du tsunami sur leurs plages, tentent par tous les moyens d’alerter les autorités. Les scientifiques du monde entier redoutent les effets incalculables sur la santé des populations si les poissons du pacifique continuent à être consommés sans aucun contrôle : un laboratoire d’analyses suisse vient de découvrir du césium 131 et 134 dans des barquettes de poisson dans un supermarché, ou dans du thé vert venant du Japon !!
Quelle est l’ampleur réelle de la contamination, humaine et environnementale ? Les contrôles sont-ils efficaces ? Sommes-nous au bord d’une catastrophe sanitaire à l’échelle mondiale ?
Enquête sur le premier scandale nucléaire de l’ère de la mondialisation.

Un documentaire de 52'
de Lionel de Coninck
Une production Code 5
avec la participation de France 3 
                            
                                    Täuschen, tricksen, drohen Die Fukushima-Lüge ( ZDF, 26.2 2014)
                         

                                   フクシマの嘘  : 隠ぺい・詭弁・脅迫 PART 2 (日本語字幕)




2012/08/17

Local Newspaper `We receive tons of frightening information' / A majority of Evacuees from Namiecho died of acute symptoms


Original Text from : http://blog.goo.ne.jp/jpnx05/e/10ae7168276f628e8c31aff108ada0f2

http://9307.teacup.com/tokaiama/bbs@

According to the news received yesterday, 6 evacuees out of 10 from a certain area of Namiecho who relocated themselves in Yonezawa died of acute symptoms (it was said leukemia), and that horrified the remaining evacuees.

They presented this fact to the administration and medias, however, the media didn't report it at all.
They said they are scared of the government.



July 14 Tatsuo Fujii ?@tatsuofujii
Local newspaper companies receive tons of frightening information, however, all are covered up.
After the protest that took place in front of the PM's residence, Tokyo Simbun expressed its regret to be not able to report it. Tokyo Simbun is a conscientious company. What are the other companies doing?

July 14 th Tatsuo Fujii ?@tatsuofujii
-Extracted from Mailing List of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster complainant
This document represents the actual situation of Fukushima.
Majority are aware of the ongoing crisis.
Complete information control is being carried out. My little brother is a local journalist of Fukushima, and he told me the government keeps a tight lid on information and it frightens him.

2012/08/13

95% of silkworms grown on soil of Katsushika (Tokyo) died and the rest grew enormous




95% of silkworms grown on soil of Katsushika (Tokyo) died and the rest grew enormous
Some experiment shows that 95% of silkworms grown on soil collected in Katsushika, one of the highly-contaminated areas in Tokyo, died in about 3 weeks. The soil measured 4,780Bq/Kg of Cesium.
90% of silkworms grown on the same soil, but covered with paper and plastic sheet (to shield alpha rays) are still alive.


Furthermore, the three surviving silkworms grown directly on soil became enormous. It is considerable that de novo mutations occur caused by radiation.
It's frightening to think if this result suggests the future of human being. 
Report: Silkworm's DNA lesion by radiaoactivity

(radiation measurement for food safety) http://geiger.grupo.jp/blog/181946

I started the experiment of silkworm from June 4th 2012 and updating data since then.
I was concerned the number of insects like ants abnormally reduced in my garden in Katsushika.I knew that insects are more than 100 times more sensitive to radiation than humans, and I felt uneasy to observe much fewer numbers of insects around my house.

I contacted Mr. Tomita, who studies the environmental pollution and has already began a living-body experiment using silkworms to seize the effects of pollutants. He came all the way from Osaka to set up the experiment. Eggshell of silkworm is extremely hard, so that embryo can hardly get damaged by most pollutants.

They don't die even when they are boiled in 10N, 48 hydrochloric acid for 5 minutes.
When a silkworm ecloses, it breaks the eggshell. Therefore, they can possibly be affected by harmful materials attached to the eggshells.

1.Experimental Outline: Put the radiation contaminated dirts (listed below) and 60 silkworm eggs in each container, and observe eclosion and process of growth.
Put 100g of the dirt and 60 eggs in each container, and first observe the hatching rate. Bq-value is measured with EL25. cpm and SV value are measured using LND7317.
Alpha ray is shielded by placing plastic sheet and then paper over the dirt of container 1, 2 and 3.

Container 1.Zeolite@159Bq/kg(measured with EL25), 2.5cpm,0.15μSv/h(dose value of gamma ray and beta ray measured with 7317 GM tube)
Container 2 The dirt gathered in my garden in Katsushika 4,780Bq/kg (measured with EL25), 62.8cpm,0.17μSv/h
(dose value of gamma ray and beta ray measured with 7317 GM tube)
Container 3.The dirt gathered in Katsushika 5,890Bq/kg(measured with EL25), 73.2cpm,0.20μSv/h(dose value of gamma ray and beta ray measured with 7317 GM tube)
Container 4.The dirt gathered in my garden in Katsushika/silkworms grown directly on it. 4,780B/kg (measured with EL25), 73cpm,0.20μSv/h
(dose value of gamma, beta and alpha ray measured with 7317 GM tube. Only Alpha ray reads 10.2 cpm, 0.03μSv/h)
As I updated today, I observed their growth phase since they eclosed on June 9th. Almost all (60) eggs hatched in container 1, 2 and 3. The number of surviving worms are as below.
Container 1.
56
Container 2. 55
Container 3. 56
Container 4. 3
The hatching rate of the container 4 is remarkably low, and some larva were about 10 times bigger than the average at the time of eclosion. I showed the pictures of the silkworms to Mr. Tomita and he gave me the following comment. 



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The worms of container 1, 2 and 3 seems to me to grow normally, however, the ones in container 4 are abnormal. They remind me of Godzilla.
I suppose that they grow enormous not because their DNA was damaged but because the damage to epigenetics of DNA causes to produce more growth hormones than usual. When about 2-year old silkworms are grown on a chipboard, rapidity of growth varies greatly. It is considerable that chemical materials affect hormonal series. Some female patients of Suginami sickness grew a mustache or male patients had brest.
Almost all eggs of the container 4 died maybe because of the damage by alpha ray, however, the damage happened not to be fatal, so that there were some larvas still alive, though they should have been affected by radioactivity during the process of growth.
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We're facing a serious situation. I'm frightened to think about the damage done by radioactivity to children.
I'm now trying to find a way to breed the container 4 worms, and prove scientifically the observed DNA damage and genetic disorder.

2012/08/06

"Hosono, come out". Swirling anger for the human resource management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Original text from Ryusaku Tanaka Journal 04.08.2012 http://tanakaryusaku.jp/2012/08/0004821
原子力規制委員会人事の白紙撤回を求めて市民たちが環境省に押し寄せた。=3日午後9時半頃、霞が関。写真:田中撮影=

People rushing to the Ministy of the Environment to demand the call off of the human resource management of Nuclear Regulatory Commission = August 3 around 9:30 at Kasumigaseki : Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
Around 6 pm in front of the PM's Office. The meeting which has become a national event started with chant slogans of "Shunichi Tanaka, Resign!".
The human resource management of Nuclear Regulatory Commission with Shunichi Tanaka () as a president of the committee will conducted a vote within next week. Tanaka worked as main promoter of the nuclear energy as former Chairman of Atomic Energy society of Japan. On August 3, the first word heard from people who gathered in front of the PM's Office by the sense of crisis was not as usual "Opposed to restart nuclear power plant" or "Stop Ôi Nuclear Power Plant". On the sidewalk in front of the PM's Office there were so many placards opposed to the human resource management. We can say that today Mr. Shunichi Tanaka is the person who got a lot of attention in a negative sense. 
"Is there anybody in the demonstration who can agree with such a human resource management?" asked me with an astonished look a woman born in Nihonmatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture holding a "Protect life" banner. I answered: "Probably nobody", then even a police officer next to us said "It's impossible that there is somebody who can accept it". Even a police officer who controls the meeting finds that the human resource management of Nuclear Regulatory Commission is wrong.
The opposition of the public opinion would have boiled today if there were no London Olympics. But still the democratic regime never listens to the voice of the people. A member of the National Diet who met Goshi Hosono, the Minister of the Environment said: "Mr. Hosono admires Mr. Shunichi Tanaka's achievement of his decontamination work in Fukushima. He has asked to other people but everybody refused. Mr.Hosono is thankful to Mr.Tanaka for having accepted the decontamination work". 
A woman living in Kôriyama-City in Fukushima Prefecture met The Minister Hosono when she was visiting each room of the Diet Members' Office Building to file a petition to recall the human recourse management. Mr.Hosono responded: "We'll bring forward because it was already submitted to the National Diet" without changing his expression.
都内在住の女性は委員会人事への怒りをキャンドルの灯りで静かに表した。=同日午後7時半頃、国会議事堂前。写真:諏訪撮影=
A woman living in Tokyo expressed her anger against the human resource management of the commission with a silent candle light = 7:30pm in front of the National Diet Building : Photo by Miyako Suwa
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is the extra - ministerial bureau of the Ministry of the Environment. Hosono has a big influence on the human resource management of the Commission. The direction of the anger was also on Hosono. Participants went to Kasumigaseki after they had finished the protest action in front of the National Diet Building. After they had been shouting for two hours in Nagata-chô. They must have been exhausted because of the heat and a humidity of 30 even in the night.
But the energy of anger didn't fall in decay. "Hosono, come out!", "Recall the human resource management!". The voice of protest echoed into the high rise building where the Ministry of the Environmental is. Among the people shouting intently, there was a woman in her thirties who has evacuated to Shizuoka from Fukushima. The woman became pregnant just after the nuclear power plant accident and five months later she moved to Shizuoka, the natal city of her husband. "I made sure if there is five fingers on the hands and the feet of my baby" she looked back on that time. "An impossible human resource management is going to be carried. In Fukushima, my parents and my friends who can't evacuate have been fighting against the radiation. The human resource management treats those facts as if they don't exist. I harbor my resentment. Mr. Hosono talked about "snuggle up to people in Fukushima", did he meant about it? When i think so, I really regret what he was talking about". Her voice was shaked by anger. 
The day people raised the voice of protest not only in front of the Ministry of the Environment but also in front of the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and the MOF (Ministry of Finance). People have started to surround the Government by sections. PM Noda might have started to feel the danger although he can't see that he is the embattled Prime Minister.
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka & Miyako Suwa

2012/08/03

Osaka agrees with Iwate Prefecture about the acceptance of radioactive debris


Original Text from August 3 at 6:37 local time Japan by NHK http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/osaka/2004032831.html

Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City officially agreed with Iwate Prefecture today.
Osaka will accept high limit of 36 000 tons of inflammable materials like wood wastes until March 2014.
Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City accept the debris for the support to reconstruction and took the policy to participate to the disposal of broad areas and allowed the necessary budget last month in the prefecture assembly and city assembly.
According to this, Matsui, Governor of Osaka, Hashimoto, Mayor of Osaka and Tasso, governor of Iwate Prefecture signed a statement of mutual agreement about the disposal of broad areas today.
In the statement of mutual agreement, the high limit of 36 000 tons of inflammable materials like wood wastes will be accepted in Osaka and the debris will be transported by Osaka Prefecture by ship. The Mayor Hashimoto said: "I want to protect the safety of citizens in Osaka and make efforts for the reconstruction of Iwate Prefecture" and the Governor of Iwate Prefecture Tasso thanked him. "It will be a great mental support for the victims in Iwate Prefecture who are working hard for the reconstruction".

Osaka CIty will dispose the debris at the incineration facility inside the city and they will landfill the ashes in the artificial island at Osaka Bay Areas inside the city.
In November this year they will do the test incineration and after they make sure of the security, they will start full scale incineration in February 2013.


Please Sign the Petition to Protect Osaka!! 


Please also read what happened after test incineration in Shimada City in Shizuoka Prefecture and in Kitakyushu City

In Kitakyûshû City, the cases of suspected damages on health caused after incineration test of disaster debris from Ishinomaki http://dissensus-japan.blogspot.be/2012/07/in-kitakyushu-city-cases-of-suspected.html


Stop spreading radioactive waste from Fukushima! Shimada (Shizuoka) marks the extremely high level of radiation. http://dissensus-japan.blogspot.be/2012/07/stop-spreading-radioactive-waste-from.html

High level of radiation detected in waste incineration in Akita. 7 workmen taken to a hospital http://dissensus-japan.blogspot.be/2012/07/high-level-of-radiation-detected-in.html


 Please check out the video of Shizuoka Broadcasting : Translated text in English on Youtube 



 Lawyer submitted a request at Tokyo metropolitan police department to ameliorate the excess control "Blocking the sidewalk" at the friday meetings

Original text from Ryusaku Tanaka Journal 02.08.2012http://tanakaryusaku.jp/2012/08/0004815
衆院会館前の歩道から官邸方向に行こうとして警察に止められる男性。「警察法第2条」を盾に取り、市民が公道を歩くことさえ規制する。嫌がらせに等しい警察の対応に男性は「この場面を写真に撮って下さい」。=7月29日、永田町。写真:田中撮影=

A man was stopped by police because he tried to walk towards PM's Office from the hall of House of Representatives. The police use Article 2 of the Police Act and even controls citizens walking in public street. Because of the response of the police which is equal to an abuse, the man asked me to take a photo of the scene = July 29 at Nagata-chô Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
People who ever went around the PM's Office ftp participate to the friday meetings to protest against the restart of nuclear power plants must have flinched to the excessive police controls.
The control of the subway exit is just the beginning. Although the signal is blue police say "You can't cross this crossroads", "It's impassable from here"… Even when we stay on the sidewalk under police control, we are surrounded by iron fences. The police takes many photos. This looks like a precaution restraint. It's impossible to think that they treat us as humans. 
On August 2, voluntary lawyers visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Police department to ask for an amelioration of excessive police controls during friday meetings. The excessive police controls says "the abuse of regulatory power established by The Police Act Article 2 violates its article section 2 and it insigne the freedom of expression ensured by The Article 21 of The Constitution of Japan". In the section 1 of  Article 2 of The Police Act it is said "Police's duty is to protect individual lives and bodies and fortunes crime precaution, the suppression and investigation, arrest the suspects, control the traffic and the other control to protect the public safety and order". But in section 2, it is also said that "the police can't abuse the regulatory power to interfere the right and freedom of individuals which are ensured by the Constitution of Japan ".
I oftenly see a scene where the police is blocking citizens on the sidewalk from the second hall of the House of Representatives to the PM's Office. I asked to a police officer: "which law let you the right to do such a thing?", he answered me: "It's the article 2 of the Police Act". Next time i want to say "In the second section, it is said that it's forbidden to abuse the regulatory power".
後ろからの圧力で参加者はどうしても警察のピケ線からはみ出しそうになる。=同日午後7時40分頃、国会議事堂前。写真:諏訪撮影=
The pressure from the backward, the participants can't help going out from the picket line of police = July 29 around 7:40pm in front of the National Diet building. Photo by Miyako Suwa
At the meeting to surround the National Diet Building on July 29, 2 people were arrested for obstructing executive officers from performing their duty. According to Miyako Suwa who is the percipient witness of the moment of detention, the protesters poured out on the roadway. The police officers set up the picket in front of the National Diet building. People who were on the front (close to the national diet building) were pushed by the pressure from the backward and went into the police's picket line. They were crammed and couldn't move. There was nothing strange in the fact that certain persons find themselves in lack of oxygen. A man passed the picket line. He must have suffered. He was arrested by the police. 

The coverage control against freelance journalists became harder as well. On the sidewalk around the PM's Office it became normal that uniformed police officers stop us. "You are not a member of the Kisha Club (Japanese reporter's club), you can't pass here". If we try to go forward, it's obvious that we will be arrested for obstructing executive officers from performing their duty. 
If a journalist of the Kisha Club goes through the police picket, he won't be accused. If a freelance journalist is pushed from the backwards through the picket, he will be arrested for sure. 
The voluntary lawyers who visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department demanded "to make the roadway in front of the PM's Office and in front of National Diet Building a vehicle-free area between 6pm to 8pm on Fridays". If the street was without vehicle, there would be no control and no arrest. It must be impossible as there is some people who don't want many citizens to gather at the center of power.

Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka & Miyako Suwa

Debate session with Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes : The democrats were frozen when they were asked about "The human resource management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission"

Original text from Ryusaku Tanaka Journal 01.08.2012 http://tanakaryusaku.jp/2012/08/0004807
反原連の基礎ともなっている『Twitterデモ』の呼びかけ人、平野太一さんは「口だけ脱原発」の民主党議員に踏み絵を迫った。=31日夕、衆院会館。写真:田中撮影=

Taichi Hirano, promoter of "Twitter Demonstration" which makes the base of  Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes asked the loyalty test to the democrats.=July 31 at The hall of House of Representatives Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
"The phenomenon of tens of thousands, hundreds and thousands of people gathering together made this occasion. It's the first time in modern Japanese History" said Eiji Oguma, the moderator, professor of Keiô University (historian) in his opening speech. 
The meeting to protest against restarting the nuclear power plants in front of the PM's Office each friday has become an established custom. Politicians have no other choice than to listen to the voice of people who gather for the denuclearization without the mobilization of no organization. 
On July 31, promoter "Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes" and members of the Diet exchanged opinions over Nuclear Policy. The side of the politicians, a total of 11 people, democrats with views to the election adopted their slogan as denuclearization. And there was a non partisan group of lawmakers of "Zero Nuclear Power Group" who have been working for denuclearization for a long time. On the side of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, 11 people were also present.
Misao Redwolf, a member of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes (designer) also makes a point about the meaning of the voice of hundreds and thousands of people, like Professor Oguma, the moderator. "Thanks to the big action in front of the PM's Office, we could organized this meeting".
Because of the politicians who don't listen to the people's voice, people started to take direct action. And more, it's the individuals who gather together who made a big wave, not the organizations. The democrats who are used to elections which depend on labor associations can't really understand the phenomenon.The word of Hideo Hiraoka, former Minister of Justice was symbolic. "It's possible to meet you as the representatives of the organizations, if you have a delegation representing organizations. If you want to meet PM Noda, why won't you think about those manners? This is the structure of the Japanese Society". He looked like saying "If you are the head of the labor association, i'll listen to you". It shows how the democrats are far away from the people and continue their politics without listening to the people's voice. 
It was not only me who was shocked by the word of the former Minister of Justice. Noihoi (pseudonym, employee) talked with his silent and strong anger. "Today i feel desperate to sit here. It's sad that you are talking about organizations or not. We gather in front of the PM's Office because we feel a sadness close to despair". The democrats were all turned off by the comment of Mr.Noihoi.
市民の訴えにあまりピンと来ていないようすの民主党議員たち。=写真:田中撮影=
Democrats don't seem touched by the appeal of the citizens. = Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
Hirokuni Ozawa, a member of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes (Independent business) pointed out more severely: "People of Ust and politicians are out of alignment. People are angry about the human resource management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ust is going to exploded soon and you politicians, do you know why? It was decided only by four cabinet members while 160 000 people are living evacuation lives…(An omission)…Politicians can't share people's sense of crisis".
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan explained how the key person PM Noda is considering the situation. Former PM Kan called PM Noda to let him know about how this opinion exchange was going to be held. "PM Noda, do you know you are the target of people's anger?" "I didn't noticed it!". It deserves recognition that Mr.Kan talked sincerely about the response of PM Noda but for Anti Nukes members who are working for denuclearization by sacrificing their own works, the democratic party's regime is too carefree.
Taichi Hirano (member of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes) exploded an uppercut. "Do you agree with the human resource management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or not? Please answer it clearly one person after another".  
The democrats were all frozen. The moderator tried to stop and said: "You should not ask it". Someone called out: "Why you can't answer?", "If you won't answer, it will be clear that the Democratic Party is hiding nuclear power". Because of the call out the democrats answered unwillingly. 4 of 6 people didn't respond but said "after i hear the discussion of the party". Only 2 people said they couldn't agree. That's why they restarted the nuclear power plants. 
Minoru Ide (member of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Independent Business) squeezed out his voice in tears. "Who coordinates the meeting in front of the PM's Office? It's the Japanese Government. Because of they never listen to people's voice, it spreads more and more".
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka & Miyako Susa

2012/07/30

People surrounding the National Diet shouted: "opposed to restart the nuclear power plant!" "Go away!" for the Democrats

Original text from Ryusaku Tanaka Journal 30.07.2012 http://tanakaryusaku.jp/2012/07/0004798「民主党が再稼働させたんでないの!」。川内博史衆院議員(右)に詰め寄る福島県富岡町出身の女性。中央の男性(黄色シャツ)は制止するスタッフ。=29日午後7時頃、国会議事堂前。写真:田中撮影=

"It's the Democratic Party which restarted nuclear power plants!" A woman from Tomioka-machi in Fukushima Prefecture approached Hiroshi Kawauchi, a lawmaker from the Democratic Party (right on the photo). The man in the middle of the photo (Yellow T-shirt) is a staff member trying to stop her = July 29 around 7pm in front of the National Diet building : Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka

"It's not related to the political parties neither to the labor associations. The anger of the young people surrounded the National Diet. It's an affair. "The meeting to protest against the restart of nuclear power plants which begun at 7pm started with the salutation of Mr.Satoshi Kamata, a documentary writer. The silhouette of the National Diet building was over his shoulder.
Organized by the Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, the meeting in front of the PM's Office each friday  has become an established custom. The coalition also organized the meeting to surround the National Diet building on July 29, to protest against the restart of nuclear power plants.
Nobuhiko Sutô, member of the House of Representatives of the Democratic Party (Kanagawa Constituency No.7), started a speech but people roared against him. "You belong to the nuclear promoter party, what can you say?" A woman from Tomioka-machi in Fukushima Prefecture followed and shouted: "Don't say good things just because of the election!" The thundering voices became "Go away!".
People roared at Mr.Kawauchi as they did for Mr.Sutô. Hiroshi Kawauchi is a member of the House of Representatives of the Democratic Party who works hard for the denuclearization as the director-general of "Restore Nuclear Power Plant Accident Project Team", although Yoshito Sengoku, the Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary and the executive office are prejudiced against him.
There was this scene of a woman in her sixties, who had evacuated from Futaba-machi to Mtnato-ku in Tokyo. She drew closer to Mr.Kawauchi, the assembly member, saying: "Please let me return to Fukushima!" She was living inside the 1.5 km zone from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and left out without any belongings.
The number of participants to the protest has been increasing each time and it's not rare to see more than 100 000 to 200 000 people there. People who never participated to any demonstration or meeting are now active. It even became a social phenomenon. People started to take direct action against the Democratic Party's regime which never listen to people's voice.
It's quite natural that people roared against the democrats at the "Meeting to surround the National Diet building" which is an expansion of friday's meeting.
夜の帳が降りるとキャンドルに火が灯された。原子力と比べると、かぼそい炎が人の吐く息に揺れた。=写真:諏訪撮影=
When it became dark, people lighted candles. A thin fire compared to the nuclear power whiffled by people's breathings=Photo by Miyako Suwa
The anger against PM Noda's regime which restarted the nuclear power plants, although the causes of the Fukushima accident have not been determined, crosses time and space and gathers people. 
A group came from Matsumoto City, in Nagano Prefecture, using two hired minibuses. A man in his sixties living as a pensioner said: "I brought my strong anger and came to surround the National Diet building. True democracy is to stop nuclear power plants".
From Germany, Australia and Korea members of the diet from Green Parties came all the way here. Merkel's regime in Germany has changed direction in a large way after Fukushima Nuclear Plant's Accident. "If the people's voice becomes big like this in Germany, the politicians would have already started the conversation with citizens…" Mrs. Bärbel Höhn, Vice President of Alliance '90/The Greens said impatiently.
A seventy years old man who came from Akita, living as a pensioner said: "I couldn't come here for the  campaign against the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty in 1960 because i hadn't enough money. I'll wipe out the frustration of that time today". He looked happy. 
Mr.Taro Fuchigami who had surrounded the National Diet for the campaign against the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty in 1960 (Age 69, at the time he was a high school student) compared this campaign and the protest against the restart of nuclear power plants like this: "For the the campaign against the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, it was call out from organizations. For this one, people participate individualy. In 1960 the theme about Treaty was a bit complicated but for the nukes, it's all about daily life and health. Life depends on it. The protest against the restart generates a much stronger anger". 
25 mins after the begenning of the meeting, the control line of the police collapsed and people overflowed on the roadway from the sidewalk. The large street in front of the National Diet building was filled with citizens. The shouts of the great flood of people "Opposed to restart the nuclear power plants" made scold the earth and echoed into the Diet Building.
The police doubled the riot police vehicles and closed the front gate of the Diet Building. "Storm into the National Diet Building", the major event of one half a century ago might have passed in the head of the senior police. 
Professionals had provoked it but If the citizens had not made increase this energy of anger, a situation where the people threaten the highest authority of the state would not have been able to occur.
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka & Miyako Suwa

2012/07/29

The result of the whole body counter 

Original text from blog of Emiko Numauchi (Numayu) in Minamisoma City 25.07.2012

Yesterday Tim arrived from Hawai with a translator. It was to observe life conditions in Fukushima by meeting many different people and i was one of them.

Tim said to me "I don't trust the Japanese Government,neither" because he had seen impossible pictures and impossible events.
After our long conversation Tim asked me "Won't you come with me to do the whole body counter?".
As you know, it's impossible to control the baseline of the whole body counter. 
The radiation technologists are just measuring with the machine distributed by the Japanese Government. 
Nobody knows the primal baseline.
And more, in vivo half-life of cesium is quite short. It means if we eat safe food for more than a year and half, it will be not detectable. 
I refused his proposition once because i already knew it will be not detectable.
But Tim talked to me with great enthusiasm looking in my eyes. He was so serious that the translator was useless.
"Can you let the Japanese Government do what they do? Can you allow a situation where victims are not told the truth?"
I was convinced by his seriousness and accepted. "If you can accept this condition of non-detectability…" and went to the nearby general hospital with him.

The results came out within 20 mins.
My results and the results of Tim who came from Hawai were exactly the same.
My results of measurable limits for this time were:
Cesium 134 : 220 Bq/body
Cesium 137 : 250 Bq/body.
It means there's at least those numerical values inside my body.
Still Tim said, "It can't be like this". In the first place it has no big meaning to measure it after elimination.

Last year as i felt most pain, i didn't take care of myself because i thought the top priority was children. After more than a year, we don't know how much radiation we were exposed…
But still, cesium was detected in the bodies of children who had evacuated to Niigata Prefecture and Western Japan last year.

Tim took out the black substance he found in Tokyo and asked to a radiation technologist to measure it. Of course it was from an outdoor parking. The radiation technologist brought the measuring instrument. He added: "This measuring instrument is the most brilliant one in Japan".
But the numerical value was much less high than with Tim's measuring instrument which is made in USA.
Those black substances exist everywhere.
Tim's instrument measured 23 micro sievert through a plastic bag.
With my measuring instrument made in Russia we would probably have measured the same value.

When we stood to leave, Tim said again: "I really can't trust Japanese Government". I do not trust them either.
If it's not detectable, what do mean those abnormal symptoms which continue to happen to my body?
Where those troubles of health for which even doctors say "I can't find the cause" come from ?
The pustules on my bottom have fully-healed yesterday.

What will it be the next time…?

Courtesy : Emiko Numauchi

Strange symptoms which appear and disappear

Original text from blog of Emiko Numauchi (Numayu) in Minamisoma City 19.07.2012 http://numayu.blogspot.be/2012/07/blog-post_19.html

I couldn't raise both arms for a month.
When i stood up, i felt strong pain and it continued for a while.
When i talked about it to a doctor, he said: 
"It's better to see how it will evolve than to do something without knowing what it is". 
When i fastened my seat belt, when i rolled over in my sleep or when i changed my cloths, any action was a struggle against pain.
But 2 or 3 days ago, the pain disappeared little by little.
As suspected we don't know the cause.
What was this pain?

Courtesy : Emiko Numauchi 

2012/07/28

The Meeting against the restart of the nuclear power plants "Let's go in front of the PM's Office on Friday"has been fixed

Original text from Ryusaku Tanaka Journal 28.07.2012 http://tanakaryusaku.jp/2012/07/0004793参加者の列は官邸前から霞が関前の交差点まで伸びた。=27日、午後7時30分頃、官邸前。写真:諏訪撮影=

The line of protesters extended from the front of the PM's Office to the crossroads of Kasumigaseki = July 27, around 7:30 in front of the PM's Office =Photo by Miyako Suwa
The meeting against the restart of nuclear power plants in front of the PM's Office in the evening has started to be scheduled with a one week cycle every friday by citizens. The promotors (Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes) who made the meeting happened as a routine occurrence were busy preparing the "Surround National Diet" on July 29 ; on July 27 it was organized by the other group (Opposed to restart of Nuclear Power Plant! Action all over Japan).
The person in charge of the Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes announced the meeting against the restart of nuclear power plants was going to be held on Sunday (July 29) via twitter and internet but shortly after 4pm people arrived in droves. People wanted to spew out the anger against the human resource management of Nuclear Power Regulatory Commission which was proposed to the National Diet by the Government.
The sidewalk and the roadway filed with people were separated by iron fences as before. Places without iron fences were occupied by delivery vehicles of the riot police. In front of the Diet building the police controlled the exit of the nearest subway station but a steady stream of people poured down.
The tail end reached the cross-point near Kasumigaseki. "Opposed to restart the Nuclear Power Plant, Opposed to restart the Nuclear Power Plant…" There was a woman shouting to the Ministry of Finance with a position of anteversion. She was brimming with tears. She is a housewife from Tochigi in her fifties. She explained that she was appealing the direction of the bureaucratic community in Kasumigaseki because "If we appeal to Noda, nothing will happen, so i wanted to mount a protest against government bureaucrats".
終了間際になっても熱のこもったアピールが続いた。=写真:諏訪撮影=
The heated appeal continued even just before the end of the meeting = Photo by Miyako Suwa 
Elderly protesters who are not familiar to internet came to know about the meeting by newspapers and TV. For example a man who came from Sagamihara City in Kanagawa Prefecture in his sixties.
"It's a good thing that it takes place in the evening every friday. I never participated to meetings neither demonstrations before. This is my first time. I participated because i heard it's not dangerous. I have been opposed to nuclear power for a long time. When there will be more and more people, it will become a true force".
The meeting is the place where people's hope against nuclear power gathers. It will never stop until all nuclear power in Japan stops.
Courtesy: Ryusaku Tanaka & Miyako Suwa

 Yomiuri put all one's efforts towards the human resource management of Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Original text from Ryusaku Tanaka Journal 25.07.2012http://tanakaryusaku.jp/2012/07/0004772
官邸前で再稼働反対集会が行われた20日朝、一部メディアが原子力規制委員会の人事を報道した。=20日夕、官邸前。写真:諏訪撮影=

In the morning of July 20, the day the meeting against restart nuclear power plant was held in front of the PM's Office, some media reported about the human resource management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. =July 20 in the evening in front of PM's Office. Photo by Miyako Suwa
There is no other human resource management which makes fun of people until this point. What was the lesson from Fukushima Nuclear Plant Accident? It is said that Shunichi Tanaka, the Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Society of Japan was informally decided to be the first committee chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which will be inaugurated in September. The Government was supposed to bring up the human resource management on July 20 but the Liberal Democratic Party had bounced back after the information leaked out in some media (Yomiuri and Nikkei). The presentation have been held. Yomiuri and Nikkei reported it on July 20 in their morning edition and it was reported in other newspapers in the afternoon editions.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is the organization standing on the Nuclear Regulatory Agency which has sole power over Nuclear Regulatory administrations. It has been separated to the Cabinet Office (Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (NISA: Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency), The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Radiation Monitoring Management). The Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has mighty power and full authority. It will have a great influence on the restart of nuclear power plant as planned by the electricity companies.
Mr.Tanaka who was the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, which has been playing the center role in promoting nuclear power, was formally decided to be the committee chairman of it. He was holding secret meetings with electric companies and has also been working as the deputy committee chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (who is facing a criminal accusation). Mr.Tanaka had repeated words which were accorded to Tepco's benefit as the member of screening panel of nuclear power damage compensation incident. His word "It's not necessary to do the decontamination work in the areas with under 20mSv measures" is well known. He has the position of the mayor in the Japan's Nuclear Power Village.
It is not good to be underrated. Even if the regime changes, it will not be changed. It's an independent commission and nobody can't complain until the five years terms. The Japan's Nuclear Power Village will do anything to make the Government accept this human resource management. When we read "Hurry for this human resource management" in the lead editorial of The Daily Yomiuri Journal, we can understand.
原子力規制委員会の人事に異議を唱える緊急記者会見。=24日、衆院会館。写真:田中撮影=
The urgent press conference express dissent against the human resource management of Nuclear Power Regulatory Commission=July 24 at the house of representatives hall : Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
Citizens in Fukushima Prefecture, scholars and environmental groups who express disentment against the insane human resource management of the Nuclear Power Regulatory Commission held a press conference in the urgency on July 24 inside the National Diet. Kisha Club medias which played a role in manipulating public opinion for Japan's Nuclear Power Village came to scout the "temperature of the anti nukes", it was not a coverage to write articles.
The attendance, who knew this fact, condemned completely this human resource management which ignores public opinion.
Mr.Toshiro Kojima, a professor of the Aoyama Gakuin University who worked for the support of pollution victims in the Ministry of the Environment, expressed severly that "It's the same thing as if a leader of a motorcycle gang becomes the chief of the headquarters of the motorcycle gangs regulatory head office".
Mrs. Sachiko Sato, the representative of "Fukushima Network to protect children from the radiation", spoked to express the anger of local citizens. "Shunichi Yamashita (The vice president of Fukushima Medical University) has become the adviser of radiation in Fukushima Prefecture while we didn't know anything about it. They are doing the same thing for the human resource management this time. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is The Nuclear Power Promotion Commission!".
Mr.Katsutaka Idogawa, the mayor of Futaba-chô appropriately pointed out: "There will be no democracy in Japan if we don't learn anything and what we demand is to think well about the Fukushima Nuclear Accident."
So many people have moved to Western Japan to avoid the radiation contamination. People who continue to live in the region of the capital are afraid of the health damages for themselves and their children. It will be a nation which assumes the cost of the compensation and we don't know the extent of its inflation. The source material is hard-earned tax money. 
If we don't express disentment now against the human resource management of the Nuclear Power Regulatory Commission, people will stay  slaves of electric companies for all their lives.
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka & Miyako Suwa

2012/07/27

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry's demographic statistics show that the number of death caused by cardiac disease increased by 14.6 percent following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. What does the data mean?


Original Text from Ryuichi Akiba's Blog 27.07.2012
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry yesterday released its monthly vital statistics of February 2012. http://www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/saikin/hw/jinkou/geppo/m2012/02.html
It's a report of the investigation on population shift and causes of death of the year before and January and February of this year. We can find the number of death or causes of death before and after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in it.
It can provide valuable figure how much the extremely large amount of fallout released from Fukushima Daiichi damaged public health and life.
The "cause specific death rate" deserves careful attention. See paragraph.2 and 3 of result of summary. The figure might give the creeps to some people.
2
The number of death was up 12.5 percent (=12.695 people) compared to the same month of the year before.(Figure1)
3 The number of death caused by Malignant Neoplasm was up 7.7%(=2.066 people) from the same month of the year before, and the number caused by cardiac disease was up 14.6%(=2.585 people). (Fig.2)
In fact, the data shows that the number of death increased by 12.5% and the number of death caused by cardiac disease increased by 14.6% after the Fukushima nuclear accident.
What does the extreme increase of mortality caused by cardiac disease mean?
Dr.Yury Bandazhevsky of Belarus examined the people exposed to radiation and the people who had died of Chernobyl and clinically identified the association between Cesium radiation and cardiac disease.
Cesium tend to accumulate in muscles of such as heart and can cause acute heart disease, congenital cardiac disorder or child cardiology such as arrhythmic heartbeat or arterial sclerosis. The public health survey in Chernobyl shows that morbidity of cardiac disease increased 20 years after the accident; and this reality supports the findings of his study.
I called the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry to ask about the causes of the increases of mortality and morbidity of cardiac disease after the Fukushima disaster.
The person who is in charge of the monthly statistics said, "The number of death increased because of the earthquake" and "the morbidity of cardiac disease increased as data on the cause of death of Tohoku (North Japan) was gained in clusters because of the confusion after the earthquake ."
It can't be denied the earthquake influenced, however, it's not certain if the specific figure is all caused by that.We can't either determine or deny the morbidity and mortality increased only because of radiation released from Fukushima Daiichi.
We need to pay attention to the next months' vital statistics to figure this out.
Also, the investigation on the radiation exposure, public health damage of the nuclear disaster and the cause of death conducted by the public organizations are important. However, we can't expect much from the ministries of the national government.
What is needed most is clinical or epidemiologic study; statistic or report by independent doctors and researchers. We need many Bandazhevskys to save the children of Japan and all over the world. 

Courtesy : Ryuichi Akiba

2012/07/24

Tokyo Woman's Medical University Hospital put out a sign refusing exposure checkups

Original Text from Olive!News 06.07.2012 http://www.olivenews.net/news_30/newsdisp.php?n=128269

The sign shown right is hanged up at Tokyo Woman's Medical University Hospital

According to a journalist who interviewed a nurse in charge of the consultation desk of the hospital, the hospital staffs were told (by the national government) not to provide exposure checkups. "We only can tell the people who visit the hospital to consult local healthcare centers. We can't provide any unexpected exposure checkups. That's also something to do with the state policy."

However, the fact that such a sign is put out at a general hospital in Shinjuku-District means there are some people who are exposed to radiation in the Greater Tokyo Area. From what she said, it's clear that the national governments intends to provide exposure checkups only in the state-run hospitals. 

A few cases of thyroid cancer have been observed among the evacuees from Fukushima or in the contaminated areas such as Saitama. The association with radiation exposure can't be denied. 

For example, 2012 March 9, at a trial to decide whether applicants would be acknowledged as suffering illness caused by A-bomb radiation, Osaka district court issued the following decision about radiation-induced cardiac infarction: When the various findings based upon studies taken together, including the studies of Radiation Effects Research Foundation, and a significant association is recognized between cardiac infarction and radiation exposure, it is reasonable to think there is no certain threshold value. 

The requirements to be acknowledged as suffering illness caused by A-bomb radiation: 
1. Those who didn't be exposed to radiation at the time of bombing but have probability of internal exposure. 
2. Those who were diagnosed with some diseases suspected of being linked to radiation exposure.
3. Those who were exposed at an early age.
4. The radiation doses estimated by the then criteria should be mere indicators. 
And the court decided that it's required to give due consideration to the probability of external or internal exposure, by examining the condition an applicant was exposed to radiation, behavioral records, activities and the symptoms produced after the bombing. 

In fact, the court decided it's reasonable to think there is no threshold value for internal exposure. 

Also, the court ruled that the criteria (that had been used) evaluate a relationship between disease and radiation with an uniform way based upon a distance from the hypocenter and the age at the time of bombing for each symptom and gender, while ignoring the individual differences of the victims, conditions at the time of bombing, and differences of the life afterward, so the criteria is arbitrary and unreason, therefore, it can't be scientifically-valid. 

A 2008 decision by the Supreme Court stated the defendants claimed that DS86 is approved worldwide therefore has no issue, as it is employed as world standard by ICRP, however, ICRP once used and recommended T65D as a criteria to determine risks, which was later found to be seriously defective, therefore, it is not reasonable to overestimate DS86, as ICRP has adopted it only because there is no other possible evaluation system than DS86 at present and it has suitable rationality. That's the present court decision on scientific evaluation of ICRP. The court also pointed out the contingency of the probability of causation. 

In fact, the decision is based on the notion that the probability of internal exposure can't be denied even though the justice finds the epidemiology conducted by ICRP or Radiation Effects Research Foundation appropriate. For the same reason, Olive!News introduces the views of ICRP, Radiation Effects Research Foundation and John Gofman when it is about risk evaluation. 

When a nuclear disaster happens, it's proper to evaluate risk using the published epidemiology, however, it's required to take due consideration to proclaim safety based on the evaluation, as attributable risk of internal exposure can't be eliminated. 

Also, as for the article no.6 of Laws Concerning the Prevention from Radiation Hazards, 100 mSV/y of allowable exposure level, which ICRP proclaimed safety, is not valid. That was proved by the reality in Chernobyl. It's evident that quoting ICRP as if it were scientifically-valid is wrong, as the state keep losing the cases (of A-bomb victims) 20 times in a row, and no specialist comes to the defense any more. 

While the courts urge the relationship between illness and radiation exposure should be evaluated on each individual case, the nation have evaluated risks using automatic system. That's equal to deny the probability of morbidity, which has been criticized in several trials. According to the law of Japan, it's the judicial organs but not the administration that possesses jurisdiction. Not only they caused this time's man-made disaster, but also direct the hospitals not to provide exposure checkups, which is not reasonable at all. 

The present decision is that "There is no threshold value for internal exposure", therefore, the central or local governments have no right to spread radiation based upon the unreasonable evaluation. 

Courtesy: Olive!News

A project to resurrect Fukushima's agriculture in Australia 


Original text from FNN news

About 10% of ecological entity is said to live in Australia. It's abundant in natural resources such as iron ore or natural gas, and it has the vast national territories and a low population density. There is an enormous project going on in a city called Eyre in north east Australia to resurrect Fukushima's agriculture. 

June 7, a man who returned to Japan took out rice grains from his suitcase and said, "This is the future of Fukushima." 
Eyre, a city in Queen's land, has a population of about 9.000 and its beach is popular with tourists during winter. 
Takemi Shirado, 51-year old, moved from Iwaki to Eyre to resurrect Fukushima's agriculture. He began to grow rice in the city by himself. 
"It's a tough job", said he.
He is from Iwaki (Fukushima), and a leader of NPO Iwaki World Tanbo Project (IWTP). 
He grows "Koshi Hikari" (a Japanese rice brand) experimentally in a state center. 
(...)
Mr. Shirado is trying exceptional 4 crops a year. (Rice is usually one-cropped in Japan). 
He said, "I've realized that I can grow good rice here. Eyer is a good place for rice growing." 
(...)
"I should continue to grow rice with dreams and hopes to resurrect Fukushima's agriculture." 
(...)
He had to abandon his land in Iwaki, hit hard by radioactive contamination and harmful rumors. It's hard for the farm families to continue farming in Fukushima. 
(...)
Dry rice cultivation is usual in Australia, but he sticks to wet rice cultivation, which has some other merits like benefit of flood control or mitigating the temperatures. 
He has much expectation on the local crop industry, Blue Ribbon Rice. The spokesman of the company said, "His project is so exciting. It makes a perfect sense." 
The company makes business all over the world, especially China is the key account. A stable market will be developed by exporting Japanese high-grade rice for which demands are increasing. 

3 month after the planting, many local people came to his lecture on cropping, including some members of the network, staffs of the crop company and local officials. 
A local official of Queen's land said, "We might be able to support the people of Fukushima. It's a chance for us to expand the rice growing business too." The local government of Queen's land expects to export Japanese rice in future. 
Local media takes a strong interest in the project as well.  
(...)
A tasting party was held in Iwaki after his return to Japan. Apart from NPO members and farmers, young people who study agriculture came to taste Koshi Hikari grown in Australia. They said, "It's tasty", "sweet". 
A NPO member said, "It meets japanese taste. We have to market it as Koshi Hikari from Australia." 
(...)
Good feedbacks motivate farmers to continue farming.
Mr. Shirado said, "I really hope I can go to Australia together with the farmers from Fukushima to grow good rice" . 
His challenge has just begun. 

Follow Mr. Takemi Shirad on Facebook and Twitter.