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For friends and family around the world who have been following the earthquakes in Kyushu, just to let you know, we are fine here in Nagoya. I didn’t know about it until Friday morning.

We are about where the right-most “3” is on the map below (of this morning’s aftershock):

The rough part for those down in Kyushu is that the first quake destabilized buildings, and the aftershocks are collapsing them.

M saw a rather unusual news item earlier today, though:

「熊本地震は南海トラフ地震の前兆かもしれない」専門家が警告

http://zasshi.news.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=20160416-00048455-gendaibiz-soci

A quick, brief, translation goes something like this…

The earthquake that occurred is in very “bad position” because this was considered the epicenter in the prefecture (Kyushu). The Tagawa fault runs from the base of Mount Aso and the fault at Aso is related from Wakayama to Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, and Shikoku Prefectures, at the top of the concentration zone of the giant fault leading to Kyushu. If we take this into account, at the worst, Nagano and Shizuoka, Shikoku, Kyushu, may have a similar inland earthquakes, and this is likely to happen in quick succession.

For years they have been predicting a major quake along the Nankai and/or Tonankai trough, and this is exactly where this article is pointing to. (See my earlier discussion on the Nankai Quake at:

https://uhohjapan2.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/day-538-and-with-a-nankai/)

Here’s another jpg of the Nankai Tonankai trough:

http://iwj.co.jp/wj/open/archives/296858/ws000001-119

 

Here in Aichi prefecture today, folks are going about their business as usual.

I got my bicycle fixed and bought more batteries and emergency food to take to work on Monday.

Just in case.

[*If* something really does happen here and I sill have electricity and Internet, I will write updates when I can. First, check Facebook ;-)]

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776 days since 3.11.  

Only 40 years to go, give or take 40,000 years.

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Fukushima kids sue for evacuation

 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/18/national/fukushima-kids-sue-for-evacuation/#.UXbo4b9rhzX

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The Asia-Pacific Journal, Volume 11, Issue 16 No. 1, April 22, 2013.

An appeal for improving labour conditions of Fukushima Daiichi workers 賛同人募集「福島第一の原発作業員の待遇改善を要求しよ

http://japanfocus.org/-Sumi-Hasegawa/3930

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Radioactive mud in Fukushima school pools tops 100,000 becquerels

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201304220072

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Fukushima water leaks still affect local fishermen

The Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan has had numerous radioactive water leaks since the devastating earthquake two years ago. 04-22-2013

http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=2317754622001

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CNN shows diagram of nuclear material leaking from Fukushima reactor — “Tepco always says it’s alright… it always turns out they’re not telling the truth”

http://enenews.com/cnn-shows-diagram-nuclear-material-leaking-fukushima-reactor-tepco-always-alright-always-turns-theyre-telling-truth-video

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Asahi: Gov’t had plan to inject cement into Fukushima reactors using pipes a mile away

http://enenews.com/asahi-govt-had-plan-to-inject-cement-into-fukushima-reactors-using-pipes-a-mile-away

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Dead rats halt Fukushima cooling system

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130422_32.html

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Unfortunately, Nagoya citizens were not as bright. Responsibility is on their shoulders should anything happen to Hamaoka.

Anti-reactor restart mayors victorious in Shizuoka elections

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130422p2a00m0na015000c.html

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Wonder how much money/pressure will flow into these “local” areas to gain their consent…

Japan may restart nuclear reactors from fall: Motegi

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/24/national/japan-may-restart-nuclear-reactors-from-fall-motegi/#.UXer5b9rhzU
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Radioactive Japan: Minister of Economy Declares on TV That Nuke Plants Will Restart As Soon As This Fall

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/radioactive-japan-minister-of-economy.html

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IAEA Team’s Initial Review of Japan’s Plans to Decommission #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: “Define an end-state of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station site”

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CTBT measured unusually high level of Xe-133 and Xe-131m 4/8~4/9, Vienna “It’s due to N. Korea”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/ctbt-measured-unusually-high-level-of-xe-133-and-xe-131m-4849-vienna-its-due-to-n-korea/

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According to CTBT, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s radiation monitoring post in Takasaki Gunma, unusual level of Xe-133 and Xe-131m were measured from 4/8 ~ 4/9/2013.

CTBT in Japan comments Xe-133 has been lower than 0.64 mBq/m3 and Xe-131m has been lower than 0.21 mBq/m3 in the past 15 months. The detected level was unusually high. However, it has been over the normal range occasionally.

On 4/23/2013, CTBTO in Vienna announced the readings of Xe-133 and Xe-131m are due to the nuclear test of N. Korea back in February.

They reported this,

The CTBTO’s radionuclide network has made a significant detection of radioactive noble gases that could be attributed to the nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February 2013.
The detection was made at the radionuclide station in Takasaki, Japan, located at around 1,000 kilometres, or 620 miles, from the DPRK test site. Lower levels were picked up at another station in Ussuriysk, Russia. Two radioactive isotopes of the noble gas xenon were identified, xenon-131m and xenon-133, which provide reliable information on the nuclear nature of the source.
The ratio of the detected xenon isotopes is consistent with a nuclear fission event occurring more than 50 days before the detection (nuclear fission can occur in both nuclear explosions and nuclear energy production). This coincides very well with announced nuclear test by the DPRK that occurred on 12 February 2013, 55 days before the measurement.
Using Atmospheric Transport Modelling (ATM), which calculates the three-dimensional travel path of airborne radioactivity on the basis of weather data, the DPRK test site was identified as a possible source for the emission. Watch the video here.
CTBTO radionuclide expert Mika Nikkinen said: “We are in the process of eliminating other possible sources that could explain the observations; the radionuclides could have come from a nuclear reactor or other nuclear activity under certain specific conditions, but so far we do not have information on such a release.”
On 12 February, the DPRK event was detected immediately, reliably and precisely by 94 seismic stations and two infrasound stations of the CTBTO’s International Monitoring System. The first data were made available to CTBTO Member States in little more than one hour, and before the DPRK announced that it had conducted a nuclear test.
The event recorded at 02.57.51 (UTC) was found to have a magnitude of 4.9 using the CTBTO International Data Centre’s magnitude scale. The location was in the vicinity of the two previous nuclear tests (Lat.: 41.313 degrees north; long.: 129.101 degrees east).

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In Mie…

[Not radiation effect] Mutated cabbage with 4 small ones outside and 10 inside, produced in western JP

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/not-radiation-effect-mutated-cabbage-with-4-small-ones-outside-and-10-inside-produced-in-western-jp/
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IAEA Visit to #Fukushima I Nuke Plant on April 17, 2013

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/iaea-visit-to-fukushima-i-nuke-plant-on.html

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Japanese court’s verdict on request to shut down nuclear plant puzzling

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Radiation researcher in Ibaraki got two thyroid cysts

Fukushima Diary is following this radiation researcher of citizen.

(cf, [It happens] 0.60~0.80 μSv/h measured from a man in Ibaraki directly on his body [URL])

(cf, Radiation researcher “Social welfare service corporation for children stopped us from measuring radiation” [URL])

They had the thyroid test in Iwaki city Fukushima. The laboratory is “Iwaki citizens’ radiation measurement station -Tarachine”. It’s supported by the chief editor of Days Japan, Hirokawa and the citizens in Iwaki city.

The laboratory offers whole body counter test, food test and ultrasound scan of thyroid.

The result of the thyroid test shows the researcher has 4mm of a thyroid cyst on the right side and 2mm of a cyst on the left side.

The researcher has been in the highly contaminated areas. Unfortunately, he might have been affected.

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#97: CHERNOBYL’S LEGACY – Yablokov, Dr. Janette Sherman, Chernobyl Survivor Bonnie Kouneva

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DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://lhalevy.audioacrobat.com/download/c7e87006-8c8e-bf2a-47a3-5242052671d5.mp3

INTERVIEWS:

Three special interviews on the legacy of Chernobyl and the implications to Fukushima and the future of the people of Japan:

  • Chernobyl survivor Bonnie Kouneva, who as a 16-year-old lived in Bulgaria, 800 miles away from the nuclear disaster… but not far enough.
  • Dr. Alexei Yablokov, who compiled over 5,000 research papers in multiple languages for the book, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, as well as co-founding Greenpeace, Russia.
  • Dr. Janette Sherman, known for her work with Joseph Mangano as well as editing the English translation of Alexei Yablokov’s  book.

PLUS:

  • Los Angeles City Council votes unanimously to tell NRC to hold So Cal Edison to an Adjudicated Evidentiary Hearing on San Onofre – a BIG WIN!
  • Florida House committee passes bill to prevent Progress Energy from charging customers for the development of nuclear plants before they even obtain a license to build the sucker!
  • Shut It Down Affinity Group gets arrested yet again for blocking the driveway of Entergy’s Vermont Yankee NPP:

Ellen Graves is holding picture of Jaczko and Frances Crowe is holding the word-only poster. Photo by Hattie Nestle.

Ellen Graves (L) and Frances Crowe (R) — two Vermont Yankees blocking Vermont Yankee.  Photo by Hattie Nestle.

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Nothing but upbeat news today, I’m afraid.

First story should read “before they expand the zone.” Unfortunately, that’s not what they’re planning…

 

Abe visits Fukushima to check reconstruction

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130324p2g00m0dm006000c.html

Abe stopped by Namie, a small town which was evacuated following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and to which residents’ access is still restricted.

The entire town is currently designated as a no-go zone, but the boundaries of the restricted area will be redrawn April 1, with residents to be allowed to temporarily visit some parts. The premier visited the town to check its current state before the narrowing of the zone.

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 3: Those Blank 6 Hours of No Water Injection on March 13, 2011 May Have Been 12 Hours Instead, TEPCO’s New Analysis Shows

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/03/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-reactor-3-those.html

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Japan orders TEPCO to install backup power sources at Fukushima Daiichi

http://enformable.com/2013/03/japan-orders-tepco-to-install-backup-power-sources-at-fukushima-daiichi/

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16 million Bq/liter of Cesium-137 in water at Fukushima Daiichi Spent Fuel Pool No. 1 — More than in June 2011 — Almost 5,000 times Unit 4′s levels

 http://enenews.com/16000000-bqliter-cesium-137-fukushima-daiichi-spent-fuel-pool-1-june-2011-almost-5000-times-higher-unit-4-pool 

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Study: Up to 900 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 into ocean from Fukushima plant — “Direct discharges of cooling water”

http://enenews.com/study-900-trillion-becquerels-strontium-90-ocean-fukushima-plant-direct-discharges-cooling-water

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Am-241 and Pu-238/239/240 measured from offshore Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki, MEXT “Within normal range”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/am-241-and-pu-238239240-measured-from-offshore-fukushima-miyagi-ibaraki-mext-within-normal-range/

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Interesting…

Should We Be More Worried About Nuclear Sushi?

http://www.onearth.org/blog/nuclear-sushi

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Japan Journalist: Situation at Fukushima Daiichi “way worse than officially announced” — Nuclear workers think Fukushima can’t be settled — “They have problems

http://enenews.com/japan-journalist-situation-fukushima-daiichi-worse-officially-announced-nuclear-workers-fukushima-be-settled-anymore-problems-everywhere-video

 

(From the interview with the workers)

The common understanding of Fukushima workers is Fukushima can’t be settled anymore. […]

It’s not only the rat to have caused outage, but they have problems everywhere in the plant.

The actual situation is way worse than officially announced.

Full report here

 

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Fuji eruption may displace 750,000

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/24/national/fuji-eruption-may-displace-750000/#.UU7G3r9rhzU

SHIZUOKA – Some 750,000 residents in 14 municipalities in Yamanashi and Shizuoka would need to evacuate in the event of an eruption of Mount Fuji, which straddles both prefectures, a recent estimate shows.

The forecast was presented at a meeting Friday of a joint council of the two prefectures and Kanagawa Prefecture, which adjoins both Shizuoka and Yamanashi. The council plans to draw up evacuation plans by autumn.

The estimated number of people who would be required to evacuate is the largest, at 130,000, in Shizuoka Prefecture areas, including the city of Fuji.

The estimate was based on simulations of lava and pyroclastic flows, or a mix of high-temperature fragments of volcanic origin such as molten rocks, ash and gas, from 3,776-meter-high Mount Fuji, an active volcano.

Oh, and by the way, the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant is at A on this map. Mt. Fuji is in the upper right.

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A terrifying thought:

Fukushima: Akira Kurosawa Saw it Coming in his ‘Dreams’

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Ducks in Aomori decreased since last year by over 50%

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/ducks-in-aomori-decreased-since-last-year-by-over-50/

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Where is the upbeat info, you ask?

Another large demonstration against nuclear power will take place next Sunday, March 31, from 13:30 ~ 15:00. Starts in Sakae, Hisaya Hiroba. Demo will proceed from there up toward Louis Vuitton, over to Sunshine Sakae (where the ferris wheel is), and back down toward Parco.

http://www.twitnonukes758.org

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Nankai quake could destroy production bases, Achilles heel of Japan’s economy

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Gov’t panel report predicts devastation of Nankai Trough earthquake

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130319p2a00m0na016000c.html

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M9 temblor bill excludes fallout

¥220 trillion hit seen from Nankai quake

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/19/national/¥220-trillion-hit-seen-from-nankai-quake/#.UUhOa79rhzU

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Power Back On, Cooling of Reactor 1 SFP Resumed

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/03/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-power-back-on.html

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Students share disaster experiences with Americans

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130319_28.html

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From 10:00 a.m. to around 4:00 p.m. today I was glued to 5 browser windows open to IWJ’s (Independent Web Journal) live coverage of the stop nuclear power protests going on in major cities across Japan (last weekend one was held here in Nagoya). In Kochi, Fukuoka, Shiga, Kanagawa, Hokkaido, Gifu, Kyoto, and other cities, major rallies were held, speakers from mothers to university professors to TV actors took to the stages, average people marched in the streets, some in the rain, some in the snow. I expected to have a lot to report this evening. 

Then I checked the mainstream news outlets.

The Mainichi: nothing.

NHK World:

Anti-nuclear power protests staged in Europe

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130310_08.html

Anti-nuclear protest held in Taiwan

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130309_23.html

and here in Japan????  nothing.

Kyodo News: nothing.

Jiji Press: nothing.

Chunichi Web: nothing.

Ask me if I believe in censorship of the media.

(Please! If I missed the articles somewhere, send me the URLs and I will be more than happy to post them with an apology.)

Maybe they’ll cover all of it tomorrow, right?

In the meantime, you have to go to foreign media outlets to get news about Japan. Hazukashii!!!

From India:

No atomic power anymore: Thousands of Japanese protest in anti-nuclear rally

http://www.newsbharati.com/Encyc/2013/3/10/No-atomic-power-anymore-Thousands-of-Japanese-protest-in-anti-nuclear-rally.aspx

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Via RT.com:

Thousands gather for Tokyo anti-nuclear protest 2 yrs post-Fukushima (PHOTOS)

http://rt.com/news/japan-nuclear-protest-fukushima-038/

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As much as I respect EX-SKF and the dedicated reporting we have been so lucky to have had over the past 2 years, even on their blog, the protests were downplayed. Sad, as these are thousands of frustrated people who are doing the only thing they find possible to vent their anger at TEPCO and the government, by getting out on the streets and showing solidarity with the people of Fukushima. 

#Radioactive Japan on 2nd Anniversary of #Fukushima Nuclear Accident: “Beyond-Nuclear” Demonstrations (Same Old, Same Old)

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/03/radioactive-japan-on-2nd-anniversary-of.html

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From Taiwan:

200,000 take part in Taiwan’s anti-nuclear protest

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201303090038

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From Washington, D.C.:

Raw: Fukushima Remembered at Japan Protest

http://washingtonexaminer.com/raw-fukushima-remembered-at-japan-protest/article/feed/2078232

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Japanese food still banned in 44 states

Radioactive contamination fears persist

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/09/national/japanese-food-still-banned-in-44-states/#at_pco=cfd-1.0

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WSJ: Molten fuel could be outside Fukushima reactor — Experts concerned it’s not being cooled properly

http://enenews.com/wsj-molten-fuel-could-be-outside-fukushima-reactor-experts-concerned-its-not-being-cooled-properly

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Tepco “Tepco can’t maintain the stable supply of Fukushima workers, needs help of the gov and industry”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/tepco-tepco-cant-maintain-the-stable-supply-of-fukushima-workers-needs-help-of-the-gov-and-industry/

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BEfBXSSCMAA6CLs.jpg-large5,000 attend “Gempatsu iranai” (We don’t want Nuclear Power) rally in Nagoya.

http://www.jcp.or.jp/akahata/aik12/2013-03-04/2013030401_03_1.html

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Japan’s nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year: survey

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/04/national/japans-nuclear-plants-unlikely-to-restart-operations-this-year-survey/#.UTSYE6VrhzU

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Editorial: Nuclear disaster guidelines must put lessons from Fukushima into practice

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20130304p2a00m0na005000c.html

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Potential eruption of Hakone would trigger the eruption of Mt. Fuji

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/potential-eruption-of-hakone-would-trigger-the-eruption-of-mt-fuji/

(Original in Japanese here:)

http://npn.co.jp/article/detail/78270404/

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Shock? Major Japan Paper: Cancer risk in Fukushima ‘probably infinitesimal’ — More radioactive contamination should be allowed in food and where people live — Don’t question burning disaster debris

http://enenews.com/major-japan-paper-cancer-risk-in-fukushima-probably-infinitesimal-more-radioactive-contamination-should-be-allowed-in-food-and-where-people-live-dont-question-burning-disaster-debris

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Fukushima Film Premiere — Tears from local official: “Not allowing the children to escape is murder” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/fukushima-film-premiere-tears-from-local-official-not-allowing-the-children-to-escape-is-murder-video

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Video: Years later, deaths occur frequently in city 85 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Area is contaminated and residents don’t know it

http://enenews.com/video-a-few-years-later-deaths-occur-frequently-in-city-85-kilometers-from-fukushima-plant-area-is-contaminated-and-residents-dont-know-it-video

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From a Facebook Page:

3.11 soon, from Japan.
These seals are handmade by a friend of mine. The following message is written in this seal on a analysis report by the Japanese Diet accident investigator association that I own.
“All adult responsibilities are to go to the grave after achieving the nuclear power plant to zero on a blue planet.”

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March is here – already?!!

And another march, at least here in Nagoya, begins this afternoon. The what-has-become-annual-event-against-the-restart-of-the-nuclear-reactors-all-over-Japan event is TODAY! The reason they are holding it today is that next weekend is the Women’s Marathon, and I suppose they want as many people to show up to the protest as possible.

Similar events will be held in Tokyo and elsewhere on Sunday 10 March.

Today’s venue is Angel Hiroba in Sakae, the plaza across from Matsuzakaya.

10:00 ~ Flea market

11:00 ~ Stage event

13:30 ~ Main stage speeches, etc.

15:00 ~ Parade begins (2 courses)

~ 17:00 End

For more information (in Japanese) see:

http://311aichi.net

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And now, to catch up on the news:

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Abe vows to restart Japan nuclear reactors in policy speech

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130228p2a00m0na014000c.html

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Fukushima cancer headlines appear all over mainstream media

http://enenews.com/fukushima-cancer-headlines-all-over-mainstream-media

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Lead Architect of Microsoft Windows 95: Something very much amiss in Fukushima — Like an almost totalitarian state — People now saying “For the sake of my child’s health, I’m not going to think about radiation”

http://enenews.com/lead-architect-of-microsoft-windows-95-something-very-much-amiss-in-fukushima-like-an-almost-totalitarian-state-people-now-saying-for-the-sake-of-my-childs-health-im-not-go 

Title: Japanese Blogger’s Troubling Insight into the Psyche of Post-Disaster Fukushima Residents
Source: RocketNews24
Author: Philip Kendall
Date: Mar. 1, 2013

Excerpts from Nakajima’s message translated in the RocketNews24 report:

  • Despite evacuating Fukushima in the summer and coming to live in Yamagata Prefecture, I make occasional trips back to the area. […] From doctors and hospital staff to schools and city officials, the message being repeated over and over is that Fukushima is safe, so much so that I have come to feel that, if I didn’t go along with it and join in this way of thinking, then I would simply not be welcome there.
  • People have begun saying ‘For the sake of my child’s health, I’m not going to think about radiation any more.’
  • The government has created an environment wherein people are going about their daily lives, all the time wondering whether their child will develop cancer or leukemia, yet conditioned not to breathe a word about it. It’s like living in wartime Japan again.
  • We cannot put our faith in a government that is telling us ‘there is no immediate harm,’ when, prior to the accident, entry into areas with the same amount of radiation would have been prohibited.

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Radiation exposure data for over 20,000 nuclear cleanup workers still not submitted

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130228p2a00m0na013000c.html

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Top Official: Fukushima reactors fragile and hazardous — Still don’t know radiation levels by ‘rubble’ around plant, ‘hot spots’ could be anywhere

http://enenews.com/top-official-fukushima-reactors-fragile-and-hazardous-still-dont-know-radiation-levels-by-rubble-around-plant-hot-spots-could-be-anywhere

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Former crew member of ship exposed to radiation speaks against nukes

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130302p2a00m0na007000c.html

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510,000 Bq/Kg from fat greenling caught in Fukushima plant port, over 100,000 Bq/Kg from 30% of the samples

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/02/510000-bqkg-from-fat-greenling-caught-in-fukushima-plant-port-over-100000-bqkg-from-30-of-the-samples/#.US82H7Nvlb4.facebook

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Power companies to face tough new standards for nuke reactor restarts

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130228p2a00m0na015000c.html

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Japan Physician: Many children in greater Tokyo area complained of similar symptoms after 3/11 — Radiation levels in large cities in Fukushima exceed Chernobyl’s high contamination areas (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/japan-physician-many-children-in-greater-tokyo-area-complained-of-similar-symptoms-after-311-radiation-levels-in-large-cities-in-fukushima-exceeded-chernobyls-high-contamination-areas-video

Title: Fukushima: Surviving The Tsunami
Source: CCTV News – CNTV English
Reporter: Tony Cheng
Uploaded by: MissingSky101
Date Aired: March 16, 2012
Date Published: February 27, 2013

At 4:00 in

During a short break, he takes me through the Ohashi children’s symptoms. Symptoms he’s seen all over Fukushima prefecture.

Dr. Tomoyuki Yamazaki, Specialist in the medical effects of radiation exposure: From my experience, in a wide area many children in Fukushima and the greater Tokyo area were complaining of similar symptoms in March.

Reporter: And how do the levels of radiation here compare to what he’s seen in Chernobyl?

Dr. Yamazaki: In Koriyama or Fukushima [City] exceed that level. Chernobyl’s high radiation areas measure 12 or 13 times as high as we’re seeing here, but there are parts of Koriyama and Fukushima which are forty times as high as it is here.

Dr. Yamazaki fears the reality for Fukushima could soon be the same as that of Chernobyl, with children suffering from radiation related illnesses for decades.

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Fukushima Prefectural Officials Want Children to Come to Fukushima on School Trips, Promise “Charm and Safety” and “Heart-Throbbing Experience”

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/fukushima-prefectural-officials-want.html

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Japan updates post-Fukushima crisis disaster mitigation guidelines

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Paper: Nuclear meltdown at sea “would have a far more devastating effect” than on land — Thousands of cubic miles of ocean contaminated

http://enenews.com/paper-nuclear-meltdown-at-sea-would-have-a-far-more-devastating-effect-than-on-land-thousands-of-cubic-miles-of-ocean-contaminated

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Nuclear Engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into Torus

http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-proof-fuel-fragments-sneezed-unit-1-fukushima-reactor-torus

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Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-little-doubt-that-failed-fuel-exists-in-fukushima-unit-3-pool-highly-radioactive-video

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News Navigator: What has happened to debris from tsunami disaster areas?

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20130225p2a00m0na013000c.html

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Bizarre “radiation incident” as Fukushima plumes hit U.S. in March 2011 — Law enforcement divisions descended on home of teenager with geiger counter (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/bizarre-radiation-incident-as-fukushima-plumes-hit-u-s-in-march-2011-law-enforcement-divisions-descended-on-home-of-teenager-with-geiger-counter

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After Fukushima: families on the edge of meltdown

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a new phenomenon is on the rise: atomic divorce. Abigail Haworth reports on the unbearable pressures and prejudices being faced by those caught in the radiation zone

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/24/divorce-after-fukushima-nuclear-disaster

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Radiation levels in 80-km zone around Fukushima plant down 40 percent: gov’t

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130302p2a00m0na008000c.html

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US to use Japanese donations for tsunami debris

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130302_15.html

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Collective exposure dose still remains high at Fukushima Daiichi

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2013/03/211928.html

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Tepco to discharge underground water via bypass to the sea this April

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/tepco-to-discharge-underground-water-via-bypass-to-the-sea-this-april/

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Mr. Yamamoto Taro’s mother moved abroad

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/mr-yamamoto-taros-mother-moved-abroad/

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Tepco started propaganda to downplay the risk of Tritium for discharging contaminated water to the sea

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/tepco-started-propaganda-to-downplay-the-risk-of-tritium-for-discharging-contaminated-water-to-the-sea/

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WHO Report on Risk Assessment from #Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant Accident

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/who-report-on-risk-assessment-from.html

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Japan official credits typhoons with helping spread Fukushima fallout

http://enenews.com/japan-official-credits-recent-typhoons-with-helping-spread-fukushima-fallout

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Fukushima cleanup workers break silence: Ordered to dump ‘debris’ into river — Gov’t “appeared not to believe him”

http://enenews.com/fukushima-cleanup-workers-break-silence-ordered-to-dump-debris-into-river-govt-appeared-not-to-believe-him

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