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!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Thyroid Test and Silence of Doctors

The most prominent example of health effects on Fukushima children is observed in the Fukushima prefectural health control survey for children under 18.  Amazingly, thyroid cysts or nodules were observed among 43% of the subjects and among the girls between 6 to 10 years old, the figures exceed 50%
The leader of this health survey team, Dr. Shunichi Yamashita had conducted thyroid echo tests on 250 children in Nagasaki in 2000, and only 2 (0.8%) were detected with nodules.  However, Fukushima health survey team made an excuse that the current echo machine is more refined and can detect 1mm nodule image while the one in 10 years ago detected only 5mm or above. 
As for this issue, Dr. Masamichi Nishio, the director of Hokkaido Cancer Center compared children with nodules more than 5.1mm in Fukushima one and half years after the accident with the one in Chernobyl 10 years after the accident.  Dr. Nishio said that already 5 times more children are detected with nodules of 5.1mm or larger in Fukushima compared to Chernobyl and this figure could be bigger as the time elapses. 
  It is not only thyroid cancer which is caused by radiation.  If people have inhaled a large amount of radionuclides, respiratory abnormalities surely can be predicted and I’ve heard and read that there have been many respiratory diseases observed in Chernobyl contaminated areas.  According to Dr. Akira Sugenoya, who had worked in Belarus for 5 years for medical support, one in 6 thyroid cancer child patient later developed lung cancer.

Moreover, some medical circles send out more concrete messages.  Thyroid Association announced a written notice to thyroid doctors in Japan not to conduct further thyroid tests on Fukushima children, which hampers the parents from getting second opinions or second test. However, some parents managed to get the second opinion and some found more nodules in their childrens thyroid.  The interval of 2 years for the next examination may become too late for some patients considering the possibility of aggravation of nodules and cysts, metastasis of cancer to lymph and other tissues.  Also as I mentioned before, there was a patient whose nodule was only 5mm and cancer was found.  Irrespective of the size, biopsy should be available.

On September 11, 2012, regretfully, the first thyroid cancer patient was found only a road outside of the evacuation zone.  At the announcement of this sad news, the causal relationship with the radiation was denied promptly by the committee members of the prefecture. 

However, immediately after this announcement, it was revealed that secret meetings had been held among the committee members and the members were told not to reveal the existence of the meeting (  Before the announcement of the 1st thyroid cancer patient, members were practicing how to be prepared to answer questions so that they could deny the causal relationship between radiation and thyroid abnormalities7, and eventually, Dr. Shunichi Yamashita, the committee leader apologized on this incident (  …..
Even more serious issue is that the government stopped announcement of further thyroid cancer cases.  There was a additional case of a child who needed further testing in 2011 October, but the result has been concealed.  On my telephone inquiry, the person in charge at Fukushima prefecture health examination told me, We are not aware of the result, though the result should have been released sometime ago.  On top of that a doctor I know directly know the case of another child who got thyroid cancer in Fukushima.  In total, at least three children got thyroid cancer in Fukushima, but only one case has been released so far.
A sad news came finally on February 13, it was reported on the net and local news that 3 thyroid cancer patients were found among Fukushima children out of 38000 who had gone through medical inspection.  Compared to the regular thyroid cancer incident rate among children with 1 out of 180000 according to National Cancer Center data, so this is approcimately10 times high!   
Moreover, 7 more children are now highly suspected to have cancer among the above children……On the contrary, Dr. Shunichi Yamashita, who has been gathering the most criticisms from the citizens by nuclear accident affected areas, was honored with “Dr. Takemi Memorial Award” (Dr. Takemi is the name of former president of Japan Medical Association and also World Medical Association) in December 2012.  This simple fact shows how medical associations are corrupt with interested groups. …….

….Moreover, I heard quite an amazing story, from a doctor I know.  According to him, at a radiation related symposium for medical workers, a radiation expert doctor stated in his speech, At the time of echo examination for arteriosclerosis in neck area, tell the echo technician not to leave a photo or written record of thyroid even if a cyst is found there. According to this doctor, he has never heard of this kind of restriction since he became a doctor decades before.  Not only that, he mentioned that similar kinds of self restraints are widely observed in hospitals avoiding the topic of radiation exposure.  It is quite a matter of concern that Japanese doctors themselves avoid the issues of radiation exposure in their daily practices in this contaminated land. 

*comparison between chernobyl and Fukushima thyroid result



Nodules 5.1mm or larger

0.5% (10 years after)

2.5% (1 year after)

Cysts 5.1mm or larger

0.5% (10 years after)

0.5% (1 year after)

Source: Dr. Masamichi Nishio, Director, Hokkaido Cancer Cente


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