Since I posted the deleted youtube link on Aug. 8, 2012, lots of people have read my article: http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/unheard-voices-from-high-school-girls_8.html Sorry to let you know late but Nick who sent me comments in this previous article kindly sent me the above different links to see this video.
In my previous article, I wrote about how the Fukushima local government including the Education committee has been intent only on restoring the local economy, refusing to accept the radiation danger: I think majority of it is true, however one of Soma high school teacher and an advisor of broadcasting dept., Mr. Watanabe sounds different. I would like to write what I found out in the various reports including his twitter page to clear some possible misunderstanding by reading my previous article. Mr. Watanabe had been encouraging his students to express their feelings and thoughts. He was moved by what these girls had to say and helped them to turn it to play. The girls belong to broadcast dept of Soma high school and had been performing in various places in Japan during the summer holiday and were welcomed wherever they were. They were even allowed to perform in Fukushima city, too. The youtube video was erased by the broadcast depart of Soma high school. One of the reasons why it was deleted was that Mr. Watanabe felt a need to protect the girls from harsh criticisms and comments from wider audiences. I understand his point of view because I am aware that there are people who write unfair comments and criticisms on the blog or website that have been supporting anti-nuclear movement and talking about the danger of radiation. Some of them are paid agents who work for nuclear power and post the comments to confuse citizens and help to generate ill feelings among people between Fukushima accident victims and people who try to help. I think “Unheard voices” belong to the three girls because it’s their experience and their words, so nobody can manipulate them. I hope they are not going to delete it this time.
I also hope that audience of the video feel warm towards the girls, and their voices touch hearts of many people.Also I must say that children in Fukushima not just living with fear for their future. Half of them developed thyroid abnormalities; already one of them developed a thyroid cancer. When we looked at what happened to Chernobyl children, we could easily guess what could happen to Fukushima children.
As an action just after High Court's judgment on April 24, you are invited to confess your own straight belief toward its judgment. Many your voices will inevitably straighten out the wrong judgment. For placing your voice: http://www.fukushima-sokai.net/action/opinion_after-e.php