Day 494 Help Fukushima kids go to summer camp


via ENENEWS at:


Local Japanese Official: “This is the worst nation in history” — It’s equal to the war, when I think of medical cost and sharing of social burdens from radiation exposure

July 16, 2012 post by Koichi Oyama, Minamisoma city council member, translated by Dissensus Japan:

Radiation Effects Research Foundation issued “There’s no threshold amount” which covered the theory of the scholars patronized by the government from the bottom.The Japanese Government ignores it.
The politicians ignore it.
The media ignores it.
They ignore their own people !!!!


In the article of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation is written that “everybody in Japan is a victim.”

When we are exposed to the radiation, even if the quantity is low, life will be reduced.

120,000,000 people’s life will be shorter in advantage for X years and when I think of the medical cost and the sharing of social burdens, it’s equal to the war.

There’s still people, like in a civil war, who are wandering without a place to live, without hope.

This is the worst nation in history, nobody takes the responsibility and this without regretting what they have done and they smooth it over and promote nuclear power.


I can’t believe the government ignores this important article and keep restarting nuclear power plants?

We have to ask to the National Diet members.

We can’t ignore the precious researches of Hiroshima and Nagasaki because it’s also a desecration for the victims to ignore it.


They promote nuclear energy for promotion without listing to anything else, they just go straight to the ruin.

Neither media nor Medicines or educators talk about it.


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Caution: Conspiracy Theory coming up:

Has anyone noticed as increasing number of chemtrails in major cities in Japan of late? Just asking…

Shots taken this morning over Nagoya:

End conspiracy theory.

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Anti-Nuclear Rally in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo Japan July 16, 2012

Comment from FukushimaDiary:

[English illiterate top echelons] NHK “Fukushima crisis is still on-going”

Posted by Mochizuki on July 17th, 2012

Though NHK has almost never covered Ajisai protest of every Friday, NHK world reported the 716 protest in Tokyo.

On the report, NHK reporter commented “The crisis at the facility is still on-going” despite the cold shut-down declaration of the government.(0:52~)

In Japanese version, NHK is the leading company of propaganda industry.

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The No Nukes 2012 Concert and the Role of Musicians in the Anti-Nuclear Movement


On July 7–8, 2012, a two-day mass rock concert called No Nukes 2012 was held in the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba, near Tokyo. The organizer was Sakamoto Ryuichi, member of the groundbreaking Japanese technopop group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) and Academy Award-winning composer. Profits from the concert were donated to Sayonara Genpatsu 1000 Man Nin Akushon (Citizens’ Committee for the 10 Million People’s Petition to say Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants), an antinuclear group which Sakamoto has been backing, along with Nobel Prize-winning author Oe Kenzaburo and others. The concert featured performances by 18 groups, including pioneering electronic groups Kraftwerk and YMO as well as rock bands Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Acidman, and others.

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Keeping Silent After Fukushima is Barbaric: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the most famous Japanese music composers and pianist. He formed Yellow Magic Orchestra from 1978 and won an Oscar in 1988 for best original score for the music in “The Last Emperor”. In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France’s Ministry of Culture for his musical contributions. In 2010, he received the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts in Japan.

We had recently started a signature campaign recently in support of the people in Japan struggling against the nuclear re-start in Oi .

We have received a note of thanks and solidarity from Sakamoto Ryuichi, one of the best and most famous music composers in Japan. He has been actively involved in various projects to provide assistance to survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Earlier on, we had re-published his essay on Fukushima and the struggle for a nuclear-free world: Our raised voice, our music is the way to move beyond Fukushima.

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From EX-SKF at:

Stanford University Researchers: “#Fukushima Radiation May Cause 1,300 Cancer Deaths Around the World”

“The best estimates of cancer cases resulting from the Fukushima disaster is 180, and range from 24 to 2,500”, according to the Bloomberg News article below.

(180 cases?)

Further, the article says:

The most likely number of cancer deaths is 130 and estimated to range from 15 to 1,300, the authors said, adding that the ranges reflect uncertainties about emissions and the methods the researchers used to calculate their impact.

(130 deaths?? Worldwide?)

The paper by the Stanford researchers further says 2 to 12 cases of cancer may happen among the plant workers.

From Bloomberg News (7/17/2012; part, emphasis is mine):

Fukushima Radiation May Cause 1,300 Cancer Deaths, Study Finds

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And from ENENEWS at:


Bloomberg: Fukushima fallout may be deadlier than predicted, says Stanford study — 10 times worse if weather was different — A lot more to it than just cancer -Author

Title: Fukushima Radiation May Cause 1,300 Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
Source: Bloomberg
Author: Jason Gale
Date: Jul 17, 2012 6:00 AM ET

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant may cause as many as 1,300 cancer deaths globally, according to a study that showed fallout from [Tepco’s] crippled reactors may be deadlier than predicted.

The March 2011 nuclear disaster may cause as many as 2,500 cases of cancer, mostly in Japan, Stanford University scientists said.


Cancer cases may have been at least 10 times greater if the radiation hadn’t mostly fallen in the sea, said Mark Z. Jacobson, co-author of the first detailed analysis of the event’s global health effects.


Title: Global health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster calculated
Source: Physorg
Date: July 17, 2012


“There are groups of people who have said there would be no effects,” said Jacobson.

A month after the disaster, the head of the United Nations Science Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, for example, predicted that there would be no serious public health consequences resulting from the radiation.


Jacobson stressed, however, that none of the calculations expressed the full scope of a nuclear disaster.

“There’s a lot more to the issue than what we examined, which were the cancer-related health effects,” he said. “Fukushima was just such a large disaster in terms of soil and water contamination, displacement of lives, confidence in government oversight, cost and anguish.”

Some noteworthy statements in the Stanford study:

  • “Mortalities from Fukushima may be less than Chernobyl by much more than an order of magnitude due to a lower total emission of radioactivity, lower radioactivity deposition rates over land, and more precautionary measures taken immediately following the Fukushima accident
  • “A total cold shutdown of the plant was achieved in December 2011″
  • “Overall, radioactive emissions from Fukushima were roughly an order of magnitude lower than from Chernobyl”
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Help us send children in Fukushima to camp!!

Because of the Nuclear Plant Disaster, the lives of the children in Fukushima have been turned upside down. We want to give back their childhood.

The TA project is a group of young Japanese professionals living in Osaka. We’re not captain planet and we’re not perfect. But we are united with the passion of wanting to help these children in Fukushima and make a difference.


The Story

Children in Kori-machi Fukushima are only allowed to play outside for 1hour because of the risk of radiation.

And this is only one of the many side effects caused by the Nuclear Plant Melt Down in Fukushima. Well and truly the lives of people in Fukushima has been turned upside down.

Not only have children lost their homes, family and friends. Everyday they have to stress about radiation levels in the food they eat, the water they drink and the environment they play in.

No child should ever have to go through this!!

Let’s do something for these kids!!

The Impact

The TA project is inviting children from Fukushima for a 4day camp in Osaka from August 17th to 20th.

This is how we’re going to help…….

Help the wider community

This is not just for the children, but for the hard working parents who are trying to survive, keep their children safe and fight against a nuclear free country all at the same time.

Help by giving them hope

The media might have stopped giving them attention but we want them to show them the world still cares. And by ‘world’ we mean YOU.

Help by giving them back their childhood.

For the past 15months they haven’t had much time to ENJOY life and have FUN.

Help by giving them courage

Heck we’re not perfect but we want to be good role models for these kids. Teach them how to be strong and show them how to deal with difficult times.

We need your help 

We need to raise $1500 (at least!!!!)

We’re not planning on putting on some extravagant Puff Daddy style party. But we want to put on a camp where the children feel inspired. We want to give them courage, hope, love, memories and the opportunity for them to be kids again.

Although we’ve been working our butts off raising funds through events, flea markets,music events and donation boxes, we really need a hand.

TA is an ongoing project, this camp is not a one off but we want to invite children from Fukushima every year for these camps.

 More details at:
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Experts say active fault situated below Shika nuclear plant

Hokuriku Electric Power Co.'s Shika nulcear power plant in Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture. (Mainichi)
Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shika nulcear power plant in Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture. (Mainichi)

Experts on a Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) panel have pointed out that a fault situated just below the No. 1 reactor at the Shika Nuclear Power Plant in Ishikawa Prefecture is highly likely to be an active fault.

Moreover, many of them called for studies of a fault fracture zone, which lies below the premises of the Oi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture.

NISA is taking the opinions seriously and is poised to decide by the end of this month to conduct follow-up surveys on the possible impact that the faults will have on the respective power plants.

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Fukushima beach reopens to the public

As locals enjoy splashing in the sea for the first time since the tsunami and nuclear disaster, thousands protest in Tokyo

Nakoso beach, Fukushima reopens

Children play in the sea at Nakoso beach, open for the first time since the Fukushima disaster. Photograph: the Asahi Shimbun/Getty

Holidaymakers have descended on a beach near theFukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the first time they have been allowed to swim in the area since last year’s triple meltdown.

Local authorities decided to open Nakoso beach, located just 65km (40 miles) south of the stricken plant, after declaring the water safe. Radiation doses in the air were also low, at up to 0.07 microsieverts an hour, far below those considered a threat to health.

On Monday, which was a national holiday held to celebrate the ocean, about 1,000 people, including young families, headed to the beach for the first time in two summers.

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(h/t FukushimaDiary)

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From EX-SKF at:


Just In: TEPCO Has Removed One Fuel Assembly from Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant

Headline only at Kyodo News (2012/07/18 12:13):


TEPCO removed one unused fuel assembly from the Spent Fuel Pool at Reactor 4 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, as a test.

Aerial photo at NHK, with workers in white suits. It almost looks like a religious ceremony of some sort.

Kyodo (7/18/2012):





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