Dear all,

Thank you all for visiting, reading and sharing the news with me on the Fukushima Appeal Blog. I’ve kept it running since February 2012. Unfortunately, I will need some break now to attend to some of my health issues.

I would like to thank this blog and its supporters for giving me an opportunity to become a part of the slowly awakening global community during this very important time of global change. I had zero knowledge of nuclear before the Fukushima disaster, and was and still am a just normal citizen. It’s been hard to see Japan becoming a criminal, immoral and authoritarian country since the Fukushima Disaster. So it’s been a huge awakening and healing process to have a platform to speak out instead of feeling powerless, angry and sad about it. With the new secret law that is going to be introduced in Japan soon, Japanese people will need more help than at any other time in its history from foreign bloggers, doctors and scientists. Please remember Fukushima. I hope that the more difficulties we may encounter, the stronger and connected we will become to fight against injustice and be able to act from our heart space. (Mia)

日本の皆さん、がんばってください。 再稼動反対、子供を守れ! 1mSv/yの約束を守れ!

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Petition: Support Mari Takenouchi and Radiation Protection

日 本の皆様へ、個人的な感情面から、竹ノ内真理さんのことを批判したい方は、すでにそうしたのだから、これからは、その時間とエネルギーをエートス批判に向 けるべきではないでしょうか? そしてボランテイアで、海外に向けて、英語発信する真理さんは、海外の情報源にとって、貴重な存在だと思います。 (Mia)



Urgent Petition: ttp://

National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation

I hope that every child in Japan is given comprehensive thyroid blood testing including at the minimum TSH, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Their thyroid function should be regularly tested on an ongoing basis. “ By Dana Trentini

*latest Fukushima Thyroid examination results released on Nov 12. (Complete English translation) (Source)
National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation

*Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs

*Kashiwazaki Nuclear Plant: Fukushima Governor stands in the way to stop restarting! 柏崎原発:再稼動させないよう立ちはだかる新潟県知事泉田氏

*Statement: Japanese civil society requests that the reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on Fukushima be revised 日本の64の市民団体が福島事故に関しての国連科学の報告内容を改訂するよう要請 www. tivity/area/worldwide/japanese-civil-society-requests-that-the-reports-of-the-united-nations-scientific-committee-on-fukus/

Anand Grover, Esq., UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, criticizes UNSCEAR report on Fukushima -10/24/2013 (1 of 4)国連「健康に対する権利」の特別報告者のアナンド・グローバー氏: 国連科学の報告を批判 Video - October 24, 2013 (NYC, NY)

*Medical experts criticize UNSCEAR report for playing down consequences of Fukushima nuclear accident ドイツの専門家が国連科学の報告書を、「福島事故の影響を過小評価している」と批判!

*Frightening Report from the UNSCEAR (The United nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR-国連科学委員会による、恐るべき報告

*Heavily Criticized Recent WHO Report on Health Risk Assessment from the Fukushima Disaster 厳しく批判された最近の福島事故による健康被害についてのWHO報告

*UN Report – Japanese Delegation to The UN Spreads Lies and Deception! 国連報告書2013年4月  国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし! 抗議締め切り517日!

*まとめ:国連報告書2013年4月  国連への日本政府代表団のうそとごまかし! 抗議締め切り517

*A letter to all young athletes who dream of coming to Tokyo in 2020 東京オリンピックを目指している若い選手の方々へ Some Facts You Should Know About Fukushima 0.086Bq/kg was normal amount of ionizing radiation in fish before the Fukushima accident. Now it is 100Bq/kg 1160times more radioactive.

Fukushima Petitions ☢ Please Sign and Share! Japan needs Worldwide Help NOW! Stop Fukushima Radiation – UN Action Needed

Mobilize the U.N. Security Council to declare Fukushima a global emergency;

*Tokyo radiation is worse than Gomel - Mika Noro’s speech on the impact of radiation in Japan

*Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes”

Resistance posted by Ian Thomas Ash, a director of Fukushima Documantary Film "A2-B-C"

As one does not train with weight that is too light,….. And as I write this, I realize something for the first time: the more I embrace the resistance, the more I am becoming it.


(Japanese translation)

*Fukushima Farmers negotiate with Japanese Government/Tepco 福島農家の若者、政府と東電に対して勇気ある発言 The current government limit is 100Bq/kg... 0.1Bq/kg for cesium in rice before the Fukushima disaster. … We feel guilty about growing it and selling it...

*Atomic bombs survivors received fair compensation, not so in Fukushima!


The Japanese Gov recognizes radiation related illnesses!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sacrificing Our Children: Nuclear Accidents challenge Priorities of United Nations by Akio Matsumura
Here is a full copy of his article.  His comment doesn’t take a side of anti-nuclear, but he points out well what’s lucking internationally to address the issue of human right.
Japan’s Lack of Concern for Fukushima’s Children
The children of Fukushima need greater medical attention and assistance.  After the Chernobyl accident, concerns grew in that region as to whether higher rates of cancer, especially in the thyroid gland, would be found in children due to exposure to radioactive iodine. With this in mind, to alleviate concern after TEPCO’s nuclear accident, the Fukushima prefecture has been conducting a “Prefecture Health Management Survey.” According to the survey (as translated by Fukushima Voice), there is a high rate of thyroid cysts appearing in the children tested. The appearance of cysts, fluid-filled sacs, does not translate to cancer, but something extraordinary is happening in cell development. Their abnormally high prevalence shows that they were caused by environmental factors and are cause for concern. In the same vein, worries exist about decreased pulmonary function and bone marrow abnormalities.
The study concludes that “There is a strong concern that waiting for further analysis of above data and the completion of follow-up examinations will lead to irreversible health damages in these children. Consequently, it is strongly desired that small children living in Nakadori (adjacent to the coastal region) and Hamadori (the coastal region) in Fukushima receive immediate implementation of preventive measures such as evacuation and more frequent screening examinations.” Shunichi Yamashita, vice president of Fukushima University Medical School, has urged thyroid specialists across Japan to not give second opinions to concerned families. The survey denounces his “repressive conduct” and considers it a violation of human rights for the affected children and their families.  At the very least, why wouldn’t the government err on the side of caution and provide as much help as they can for these children?
Scientists will always offer different opinions, swayed first by uncertainty, but also, sadly, by politics, money, and ambition. Some will claim that the evidence has been exaggerated, underestimated, or that perhaps we’re at too early a stage to be certain. Or that we need more time to clarify the results. I have seen many instances of these arguments at the United Nations and international science conferences.  In March 2011 we heard TEPCO and the Japanese government equivocate as to whether there was a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plants after the earthquake and tsunami. It is ironic and frustrating that the certainty necessary to science allows for so much ambiguity and obfuscation.
TEPCO later admitted that a reactor meltdown had indeed occurred within the first few hours of the quake and tsunami. As Toshio Nishi, a researcher at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, told us, “This admission of a triple meltdown popped up two months after the accident, and their confession came too late for those people who had stayed but a little distance away from the reactors, and they were unknowingly rained upon by radioactive dust and vapor day after day.  Tens of thousands of children lived nearby.” Japanese experts reassured us that the levels of radiation would not present immediate health risks, even while independent experts shouted otherwise from afar.  The Japanese experts sent to ameliorate local concerns were nuclear scientists, not medical doctors. Their false reassurances could possibly result in the loss of thousands of lives. We didn’t need rocket science calculations, just a concern for the long term health of our children.
Looking for an International Response
Perhaps out of old habit, I look to the United Nations for solutions to international problems. In the case of Fukushima’s children, the major problem is health issues caused by a nuclear accident. Which UN agencies can help, and what challenges do they face in taking on such a complicated and inter-disciplinary issue?
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. It stands with the nuclear power plant policy of its member states and so to some degree is a defender for the nuclear industry.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. I have visited more than one hundred countries, and wherever I visited, among the UN specialized agencies, UNICEF and the WHO are regarded by people as their defender.
We all learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents that transparency, accountability, and health take a back seat to national security . When the nuclear accident occurs, it is of critical importance that the WHO, as a defender of public health, should be allowed immediately to make its own assessment.

In 1959, the WHO and IAEA signed an agreement wherein the WHO recognizes the IAEA as having responsibility for peaceful nuclear energy without prejudice to the roles of the WHO of promoting health, and whenever either organization proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interests, the first party shall consult the other with a view to adjusting the matter by mutual agreement.
It is clear to me from my time in the UN that the political, nuclear agenda will always take priority over the public health agenda. The WHO’s ability to investigate health effects of radiation from a nuclear accident is restricted by the IAEA’s superior political position. Any assessment will be conducted under and overshadowed by the IAEA’s watch.
Stepping back and reflecting upon over a year’s activity addressing the challenges of the Fukushima tragedy, it is inescapable to conclude that pride, power, profit and politics have blocked a critical step that had potential to ameliorate the slow moving catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi.  Lessons learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima failed to result in international understanding and agreement that massive uncontrolled release of radioactivity is a global event and must be viewed as such with appropriate international response.  And we fail to see that there is little difference between radiation from a bomb and radiation from a nuclear power plant accident. With over 400 aging nuclear power plants online, increasing levels of seismic events and violent weather patterns, the nuclear power community must become a full partner in institutionalizing a responsible response to the next nuclear power plant crises.  That would be a wise, self-serving decision on their part.
What I propose is a UN initiative to create an international agreement that establishes a protocol detailing emergency response to a nuclear power plant accident that has the potential of uncontrolled radioactive release. This protocol would include the use of an international quick response team of situation-related expert scientists and engineers that would be welcomed by the host country of the accident to provide and independent assessment of the situation.
Finally, the international system is only one part of addressing responses to nuclear accidents. Governments and media cannot shirk their important roles, and should focus on putting human security before national security and political survival.  The bottom line is that our children should not be lost in the clamor of the political circus or forgotten in the debates of headstrong scientists.
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