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！
For more Fukushima update go to: www.nuclear-news.net, http://fukushima-diary.com/, https://www.facebook.com/fukushima311watchdog, http://enenews.com/, http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/, http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/ http://ex-skf.blogspot.co.uk/
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://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ask-japanese-government-promise-for-necessary-aid-for-children-who-are-still-exposed-radiation-more-than-1msv-year-3
“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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/thyroid-testing-for-japanese-children.html
*latest Fukushima Thyroid examination results released on Nov 12. (Complete English translation) (Source) http://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/thirteenth-prefectural-oversight.html
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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/kashiwazaki-nuclear-plant-fukushima.html
*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.http://hrn.or.jp/eng/a 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 - http://vimeo.com/78483070 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! http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/11/05/medical-experts-criticize-unscear-report-for-playing-down-consequences-of-fukushima-nuclear-accident/
*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。http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/frightening-report-from-unsear-united.html
*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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/who-report-on-health-risk-assessment.html
*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5月17日！ http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/un-report-japanese-delegation-to-un.html
*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5月17日！http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/un-report-japanese-delegation-to-un.html
*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. http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/a-letter-to-all-young-athletes-who.html
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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tokyo-radiation-is-worse-than-gomel.html
*Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes” http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/police-arrest-animal-rescuers-inside.html
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. http://ianthomasash.blogspot.jp/2013/11/resistance.html
*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 http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/fukushima-farmers-negotiate-with.html 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! http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/atomic-bombs-survivors-received-fair.html
Saturday, 13 April 2013
The ACSIR Honorary President: Dr. Hida Shuntaro
ACSIR (The Association for Citizens and Scientists concerned about Internal Radiation Exposures) was founded in December 2011 with 26 inaugural members including citizens and scientists. It has now over 600 members (as of December 2012).
Dr Hida, born in 1917, is a well known medical practitioner, highly regarded for his long-standing activities to save victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs. On the day of Hiroshima bombing, 6 August 1945, at 8:15 AM, Dr Hida, as a 28 year old military surgeon, was treating a child in Hesaka village, 7km north of Hiroshima city.
He felt a blinding flash, a wave of heat on his face and arms and was thrown to the next room. As soon as he able, he searched for the child. Fortunately, he saw a small hand sticking out from the rubble. Dr Hida managed to claw the child out of the rubble and escape to safety.
Afterward, on his way to Hiroshima city on his bicycle, he encountered many people who had lost semblance of humanity. At first sight, it appeared that their tattered clothes were hanging from their bodies, and black water was dripping from their hands. As he came closer, he saw the hanging tattered rags were skin, and the black water was blood.
From then on, with other surgeons and nurses, Dr Hida treated atomic bomb victims in the Hesaka branch of Hiroshima Military Hospital . They had heard via the Kure Navy base that the bomb that had destroyed Hiroshima was described by US broadcasting as an atomic bomb. However the relationship of the name of the bomb and the peculiar symptoms of the victims were unknown to Dr Hida and to other surgeons. A tremendous number of atomic bomb victims and survivors continued to exhibit high temperature, necrosis of the mouth, purpura, bleeding, loss of hair, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.
Another abnormal phenomenon was that many people who were not in Hiroshima at the time of bombing began to die of the same symptoms. The first such person encountered by Dr Hida insisted, in his dying words, that he had not experienced the pika. Victims of the first atomic bombing on Japan had described the new type of bombs as “pika” which means flashing. So why had people who had not been in Hiroshima experienced the same symptoms as the direct victims of the bomb?
Dr Hida became interested to find out about those who were not in Hiroshima at the time of the bombing but exhibited the same symptoms as those who were and also to find out about those who did not suffer from these symptoms, but had lost the energy, even to walk, and had lost immunity.
In early 1946, the director of the hospital where Dr Hida was working, told all doctors, personnel and patients about the official notice from the Minister of Health and Welfare not to keep records about the atomic bomb hazards in any form, as they are the US military’s classified matters.
In 1949 the US ABCC (Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) was established in Hiroshima. The Commission examined victims, and collected their data, but did not treat them. The organs of deceased victims were taken to America for research purposes. Only the victims’ thumbs were given back to their families and relatives.
Japanese academics were prohibited to do research and surveys of atomic bombs. The findings and data of atomic bomb victims by a medical team at Kyoto University were taken by the US Occupation forces. As a result no information about atomic bomb related disease were supplied to Japanese medical practitioners.
In 1950, Dr Hida opened a small clinic in Tokyo. Atomic bomb victims began to visit the clinic. He became known as a “Hibakusha Doctor” (medical practitioner who was exposed to the atomic bomb radiation). His patients had been abandoned by their government, the medical system, and their families, and were living in poverty and secrecy. By the time they reached Dr Hida, it was usually too late, and many died without proper treatment and care.
When Dr Hida began to talk (in secret) in Tokyo about his experiences of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, he was constantly under the surveillance of the US Military Police and often threatened by them. When atomic bomb victims formed an organization, “Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations” in 1956, they were regarded by the US and Japanese authorities as anti-American, and the surveillance of victims all over Japan became more zealous. Dr Hida is now the chairperson of the Central Consulting Centre of the above organization.
(based on HIDA Shuntaro & KAMANAKA Hitomi,
The Menace of Internal Exposure to Radiation,
Chikuma Shobo, Tokyo, 2005)