Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szGQFhG1zT4
Last interview was with Mr. Isao Shirai, who is in charge of disaster countermeasures office, 60km away from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant. This office was set up by Tepco, Nuclear safety agency, Fukushima prefectural government. When Mr. Shirai was questioned about earthquake-resistance of nuclear power plants in Japan by the ZDF presenter, he could only say “I found the question difficult to answer.” after long silence.
It’s a great report by German video. I wish this kind of report were broadcast in the main stream TV in Japan and UK. I feel very sad about so much control over the media which most Japanese people are not aware of. Whenever this group of Nuclear power was accused of not enough information to the public, they say “We don’t want to cause the panic.”. Aren’t we talking about people’s life? Of course they need to know. I didn’t know anything about radiation/nuclear world till March 11 last year, but I’ve come to notice there are so many manipulations over the media even for my eyes as normal citizen. When they don’t tell a lie, they only give out a bit of it so I often have to read several reports on the same topic to get the whole meaning of it. They often use different unit, I bet it’s a deliberate, to explain the amount of radiation which is rather confusing. When there were reports of death of Tepco workers, the articles were short, saying radiation level they were exposed wasn’t that high… Further investigation to follow… and we never get to hear any more news about it. Also Tepco and the government only give out data and information a little bit at a time. Unless I research and follows the news on a daily basis it’s easy to miss what’s going on. So it’s really great to see all the fact together. (Mia June)