2:1 Two years and one day

The titles of the entries will have a new look from now on. Instead of Day 733, to make things a little shorter, it will be 2:1 (2 years and one day since 3.11).

Next item of business, I will now happily eat my words. A reader mentioned I was chomping at the bit, expecting MSM to cover the protests on the evening they occurred. Right. And there was no coverage. However, Monday and yesterday, in the Chunichi Shinbun, and other web outlets, there was *some* reporting of the protests, a sample for your reading pleasure, below.

First, though, if you are lucky enough to be able to catch this in time, have a look at this film before it access is denied, please do:

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

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Truth to Power: Japanese Media, International Media and 3.11 Reportage

http://www.japanfocus.org/-David-McNeill/3912

…The electric utilities in Japan are major TV sponsors.  I found this out two years ago. They spent 70~88.8 billion yen on advertising that year, ahead of Panasonic with 70 billion yen and Toyota at 50 billion yen.  When I started claiming that this amounted to bribery of the media by TEPCO, I was no longer asked to appear on radio shows.

…That’s right.  Before the disaster, TBS had a history of inviting experts from the (anti-nuclear) citizens’ nuclear information center; the director of TBS had personal contact with them.  But they also always invited pro-nuclear people from the so-called nuclear village, as balance.  After the crisis, Fuji TV had a guy called Fujita Yuko, who has always been anti-nuclear, but only once. On the afternoon of March 11th he said there was the possibility of a meltdown.  He was never allowed back on screen.

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Prof. Takeda “Mass media is concealing the explosion scene of reactor4″

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/prof-takeda-mass-media-is-concealing-the-explosion-scene-of-reactor4/

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Protesters rail against Abe, reactors

Nearly 300 events held nationwide to voice anger at government

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/11/national/protesters-rail-against-abe-reactors/#.UT7QMKVrhzX

Tokyo protests31113

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原発事故2年で大規模抗議活動

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20130310/k10013096151000.html

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「原発ゼロ、いま主張しないと」 各地でデモや集会

http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0310/TKY201303100081.html

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「原発ゼロ」求め人の波=国会、官邸、各省デモ行進-福島事故2年で【震災2年】

http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201303%2F2013031000121&g=soc

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Fukushima Meltdown’s 2nd Anniversary Brings Protests Against Japan’s Reliance on Nuclear Power

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/11/fukushima_meltdowns_2nd_anniversary_brings_protests

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An essay on the 3.11 experience…

KILLED BY PERFUME – a tale of Japan, earthquakes, and my potentially toppling, lethal, perfume cabinets

http://theblacknarcissus.com/2013/03/11/killed-by-perfume-a-tale-of-japan-earthquakes-and-my-potentially-toppling-lethal-perfume-cabinets-3/#comments

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Yonaoshi311.com

Interviews with the people of Fukushima 

http://www.yonaoshi311.com/#/EN/AS_FUKUSHIMA

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Professor of Fukushima university, “It’s a lie to assert nobody died for Fukushima accident”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/professor-of-fukushima-university-its-a-lie-to-assert-nobody-died-for-fukushima-accident/

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Tohoku Has Been Rent Asunder for Future Generations

 http://japanfocus.org/-Roger-Pulvers/3913

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(Not this blogger. There has to be another way to help the people of the “radiation-tainted areas”.)

Government lender says more people eager to buy food from radiation-tainted areas

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/12/national/government-lender-says-more-people-eager-to-buy-food-from-radiation-tainted-areas/#.UT8cfaVrhzU

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Report: Fukushima Daiichi equal to or greater than Chernobyl? “Some startling results”

http://enenews.com/report-fukushima-daiichi-equal-to-or-greater-than-chernobyl-some-startling-results

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More than half of the injected water didn’t reach reactor3 to cause meltdown in 311

 http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/more-than-half-of-the-injected-water-didnt-reach-reactor3-to-cause-meltdown-in-311/

 

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Kan cites ‘God’s help’ in containing nuclear crisis

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/12/national/kan-cites-gods-help-in-containing-nuclear-crisis/#.UT8Sl6VrhzU

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27% of the highly contaminated water tanks will need repairs in 2016, “1,000 tones for each”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/27-of-the-highly-contaminated-water-tanks-will-need-repairs-in-2016-1000-tones-for-each/

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1,700 victims sued the gov and Tepco for 5.4 billion yen compensation

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/1700-victims-sued-the-gov-and-tepco-for-5-4-billion-yen-compensation/

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Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan Still Selling His Version of #Fukushima Nuclear Accident After Two Years

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/03/former-prime-minister-naoto-kan-still.html 

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The water level of Kawaguchi lake is rapidly decreasing beside Mt. Fuji, “There is no natural outlet”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/the-water-level-of-kawaguchi-lake-is-rapidly-decreasing-beside-mt-fuji-there-is-no-natural-outlet/

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AP: Over 30 million tons of nuclear waste in Fukushima alone — Smoking mounds of disaster debris, possibly from spontaneous combustion

http://enenews.com/ap-31-million-tons-nuclear-waste-fukushima-alone-mounds-debris-smoking-possibly-spontaneous-combustion

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Megaquake felt in space

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/12/national/megaquake-felt-in-space/#.UT8Sx6VrhzU

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Press Conference: People were trying to commit suicide aboard USS Reagan during Fukushima mission — Some tried to get off ship — It was living in fear every day, it was horrible (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/press-conference-people-trying-commit-suicide-aboard-uss-reagan-during-fukushima-mission-ship-living-fear-every-day-horrible-audio

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