By MEGUMI IIZUKA
Kyodo July 12, 2012
A 95-year-old retired doctor is continuing to warn of possible health dangers to residents near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after some of them developed symptoms similar to those afflicting atomic-bomb survivors he treated for decades.
More than a year after the nuclear crisis erupted, Shuntaro Hida [...]
Shinzo Kimura, a researcher and scientist has been measuring radiation in the air from his home in Tokyo, while also conducting field trips to collect soil, plant, water and snow from towns that were evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis began. He once worked for the National Institute for Radiological Sciences, conducted his own independent [...]
The Mainichi is reporting that the largest protest since the Fukushima disaster began, took place on Friday. Around 2500 people assembled to protest TEPCO’s handling of Fukushima, with concerns over compensation for loss of livelihood. There have been many more protests since the nuclear crisis began in Japan but most remain unreported. We know that [...]
RADIOACTIVISTS is a documentary film project by German filmmakers Julia Leser and Clarissa Seidel, who have been shooting in Tokyo from late-April to mid-May 2011, capturing public rallies and demonstrations within that timeframe. They have spoken to critical voices about the current situation in Japan including scientists, journalists, activists and bloggers, working to bring the [...]
At what looks like a public town meeting (of Fukushima Emergency Task Force), likely in Fukushima Prefecture, a teacher who worked in Fukushima prefecture vocalizes his concern about communication and action to protect people living in Fukushima Prefecture from radiation, and then quits. He, his wife and child have already moved to Hokkaido island.
Private citizen Henry, living in Japan with his family about 100 km north of Fukushima shares his update with us. He states that he hasn’t done an update for a while because there has been no news on TV about Fukushima, and that any news is coming from TEPCO and the Japanese government, who are [...]
Sunday JST, residents protesting the use of nuclear energy marched in Fukushima city, a demonstration organized by the Japan Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. The group has typically work to end the use of nuclear weapons, but has risen to support the end to nuclear power, urging that Fukushima should be the last time [...]
As temperatures climbed to 100 degrees Fahrenheit on a recent July morning, school children in Fukushima prefecture were taking off masks and running around playgrounds as children do. But Toshinori Shishido, a teacher of 25 years has voiced concerns of allowing Japan’s children to be exposed to a similar amount of annual radiation as a [...]
The radiation limits Japanese authorities use to determine evacuation areas is too high according to ACRO. It has been fixed at 20 millisieverts per year, which is strongly criticized by many organizations including ACRO. The sievert is the unit used to measure the damage caused by radiation on the body. The limit set by the [...]
We are hearing reports of radiation findings from Iceland to Florida, 4 months on since the disaster hit Fukushima. I live in BC, Canada and we are finding radiation in the rain here in different locations around the province. Most of the rain readings in BC are barely 20% of the radiation put out by [...]
Chris Busby – Interview by Norimatsu Satoko and Narusawa Muneo
Chris Busby, Norimatsu Satoko and Narusawa Muneo – Fukushima is Worse than Chernobyl on Global Contamination, The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 29 No 1, July 18, 2011.
Chemical physicist Chris Busby is at the forefront of scientists who are challenging the radiation [...]
This is a transcription of Koichi Ohyama, a member of Minamisoma city council speaking in a Youtube video to Japan and the world, posted July 18, 2011. Minamisoma is a city directly north from Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility, approximately 40 km as the crow flies. Also see my article Recap of soil radiation exceeding Japan’s [...]
VIDEO: Message from Fukushima Parents for their Children. This video has been on for two days. Please pass it on. Moms to Save Children from Radiation has a website here.
I’ve done enough research that shows that Greenpeace findings and citizen findings on radiation levels are not only completely different, but out of the ball [...]
An article that appeared in the Tokyo Shinbun print only newspaper June 16, 2011. The article was written by Ao Ideta. What’s interesting is that the University of Berkeley, California’s Nuclear Engineering department is now corroborating this account. Here the Shinbun article translated to English.
On June 12, a non-profit organization called “The Bridge to [...]
News from around the web: . Teacher’s poignant notebook helps him start over Asahi.com June 30 . TEPCO: Will Someone Turn Off the Lights? (Politics over nuclear energy gets heated) The Altantic Wire June 28
Continuing coverage of elderly volunteers set on helping Fukushima Cleanup Effort Japan Times June 29
Humble Hosono finds himself on [...]