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!

For more Fukushima update go to:,,,,,

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, 4 July 2013

Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima

Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima
A report by Alfred Körblein on infant mortality in Japan following the Fukushima disaster compared with that of West Germany. It also discusses the drop in livebirths in Japan in December 2011.
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December 2012

Following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Dai-ichi, Japanese infant mortality monthly data exhibit
distinct peaks in May 2011 and December 2011, 2 and 9 months after the melt-downs in March 2011.

After Chernobyl, an analysis of data of early infant mortality in West Germany also found peaks in June
1986 and February 1987, i.e. 2 and 9 months after the Chernobyl disaster on 26 April 1986.

In December 2011, 9 months after Fukushima, there is a significant deficit in the number of live births in
Similarly, a significant decline in birth numbers was found in February 1987 in southern Bavaria,
the German region most affected by the Chernobyl fallout. In Japan as well as in Bavaria, the effect is
limited to a single month.


The first health effects from the catastrophic accident at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi
on 11 March 2011 might be expected to be seen in infant mortality data. A German study [1], conducted
after the Chernobyl accident on April 1986, showed noticeable increases in early infant mortality (i.e.
deaths in the first week of life) in June 1986 and at the beginning and the end of 1987. The maximum in
February 1987 was interpreted in [1] to be due to damage to the embryo at the critical stage of
pregnancy. From the German experience, one would expect a similar increase in infant mortality in Japan
after Fukushima.

Data and Methods
Monthly data of infant mortality from Japan can be found on the website of the Japanese Ministry of
Health and Labour, kei/list/81-1a.html. However, as there is no English
version, the required data, i.e. the numbers of live births and infant deaths, were provided by a Japanese
friend, Masao Fukumoto. The German monthly data of early infant mortality data, 1980 to 1993, were
obtained from Statistisches Bundesamt in Wiesbaden.

The monthly rates of infant mortality from January 2002 through March 2011 were analyzed with linear
logistic regression, taking into account seasonal variations. The course of the data from April 2011 to
May 2012 was compared with the extrapolated trend of the data before Fukushima. In addition, an
analysis of the data for the entire study period was performed (January 2002 to May 2012); the possible
increase in infant mortality after March 2011 was estimated by a dummy variable.

(a) infant mortality
The regression model yields a good fit to the data from 2002 to March 2011 (deviance = 86.0, df = 98).
Figure 1 shows infant mortality rates and the long-term trend. After Fukushima, pronounced peaks in
infant mortality appear in May 2011 and December 2011.
Figure 2 shows the residuals, i.e. the differences between observed and expected rates, in units of
standard deviations. The dashed lines indicate the range of 2 standard deviations in which 95% of the
data points normally should lie.
The test for an increase in mortality in April 2011 through May 2012 compared to the extrapolated trend
of the data prior to April 2011 yields an upward shift of 4.0% (P = 0.100).
The Japanese results were compared with the results of an analysis of monthly data of early infant
mortality in West Germany, 1980 to 1993 (see Figure 3). Figure 4 shows the deviations of early infant
mortality from the long-term trend. Significant increases are found in June 1986, February 1987, and
November 1987.
The mortality peaks in the German data in February 1987 and November 1987 are associated with peaks
of cesium burdens in pregnant women. In particular, the November 1987 peak follows an increase in
cesium content in cows’ milk during the winter 1986/87 when cows were fed with cesium-contaminated
silage. The December 2011 peak in the Japanese data parallels the February 1987 peak in the German
data, with similar time lags from the respective nuclear accidents.
As to the peak in the Japanese data in May 2011, two months after Fukushima, the author is not aware
of a radiobiological explanation. But since a mortality peak is also found in the German data in June
1986, about two months after the Chernobyl disaster on 26 April 1986, a radiological cause seems likely.

(b) decline in live births
Interestingly, there is also a statistically significant reduction in the number of live births in December
2011 in Japan as a whole (minus 4.7%, P = 0.007, see Figure 5) and, more pronounced, in Fukushima
prefecture (minus 15.4%, P = 0.0001).
In the previous month (November 2011) and the following month
(January 2012), the birth numbers are not decreased.

A similar effect is found after Chernobyl in Bavaria. In February 1987, 9 months after the nuclear
disaster, the number of births fell by 8.7% relative to the expected value.
As in Japan, the decrease is
limited to a single month (February 1987), because no effect is seen in January 1987 and March 1987. In
southern Bavaria, where the cesium soil contamination was significantly higher than in northern Bavaria,
the decline in births is more pronounced (minus 11.5%, P = 0.001, see Figure 6) than in northern Bavaria
(minus 5.0%, P = 0.162). The cause of the falling birth rate could be a radiation-induced loss of zygotes
shortly after fertilization.

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