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, 18 August 2013

A message from mom in Fukushima to WNSCR: “I’ve made a decision never to attend seminars on radiation that are organized by municipalities and other authorities

(Reblogged from) 

(Translation by WNSCR team)
An explanatory meeting about thyroid gland by Fukushima Medical University was held at my child's kindergarten today. Mothers that are concerned about radiation, including me, didn't attend the meeting. We feared we might be brainwashed to accept that radiation is not dangerous, and we also realized we might get furious just by listening to them. I’ve made a decision never to attend seminars on radiation that are organized by municipalities and other authorities, to avoid the brainwashing. 

This is an appeal from a mother with two children in Iwaki-shi, Fukushima prefecture. She watched the interview film of Ruri Sasaki who lives in Nihonmatsu-shi, and sent the letter (below) to a member of World Network for Saving Children from Radiation, an Iwaki native who lives in Montreal.
I would like many people to read my e-mail because it describes a present situation.
A mother who has children in the same kindergarten where my children go has lately gone for evacuation; she is very frustrated to see people living there in peace with no thought about the current situation in Fukushima. Why do people in Fukushima need to suffer so much? My family was forced to split up. 
Sasaki’s description of how she had to put up with her child playing outdoors is painful “Gradually I became numb, told myself not to think about it. I must let my children play but for short times only. I really wish I could allow them to play for entire days.”
There are some people who are not concerned about the radiation and who think Iwaki-shi is safe. In reality, most of those people have simply given up, the only way for them to keep living here is to ignore their feeling about the hazards. 
People who are concerned about radiation have their thyroid checks performed at sanatoriums. They cannot count on having the examinations carried out by the prefecture. Those who don't care much about radiation feel secure, because they believe the prefecture will examine their health properly, and because the radiological dosage at Iwaki-shi is low. The attitude to thyroid problems is the one matter that divides people’s opinions most. 
The earlier information to the public about thyroid issues has usually been given on the lines of “no health concerns”, but lately I have noticed a change of tone, and there seems to be a feeling that there are possible chances of increasing onsets of thyroid cancers. I have heard that the thyroid examinations in Iwaki, where there was massive fallout of radioactive iodine, have been getting a lot of attention. Still, most mothers seem to be unaware of this fallout and its impact.  
I once had a chance to put a question to a member of the municipal assembly at community and asked, I have heard from people in Nakadoori area that the prefecture’s manner of making thyroid examinations is not considered trustworthy. I should like the examiners to give the mothers proper explanations, at the time when the ultrasound is being performed, and to give them copies of the ultrasound results on the examining spot.” Immediately, other mothers changed the subject to more positive topics, saying, “It is not good to be worried about it too much.” This happenedinJanuary this year
There are many people who actually believe that no one will get thyroid cancer. They choose to believe in the news that says that the recent onset of thyroid cancer is not related to the nuclear incident. To be honest, the most troublesome at the moment is not the government and TEPCO, but the mothers who don't want to believe the impact of the accident. There are especially many of those in Iwaki, mothers who believe this way because the air dose radiation rate is low.
People at Nakadoriare more seriously concerned, due to the fact that their screening examination is already finished. Many people there feel tired of even thinking about it. I guess that many will not start taking action until their children are in serious condition. However, they will have reached the point of total exhaustion by the time that they realize their kids' problem.  
I think that the reason why the thyroid examinations in Iwaki have been postponed was not merely the doing of the national,prefectural and municipal government. A part of Iwaki city is even located within the 30 km zone. Nevertheless,thyroid examination here will not be done until after Nakadori. I guess that one of the reasons for this is that a great number of mothers, myself included, have not taken any action. A vast majority of mothers have been thinking like, Nakadori must be prioritized due to their high radiation levels” , or “The level of health hazards in Iwaki is surely very low, due to the low radiation level.
Mothers also think “I feel guilty about partaking in recuperation programs because the radiation level in Iwaki isn't that high, and people at Nakadori should have a priority”. Mutual concessions are certainly important, but should we do it in this emergency situation? How can we impose an order of priority when our own children are at stake? Are mothers fine with the fact that their childrenare left for later? 
People in Iwaki tend to hold themselves back because of the low radiation level, feeling like There are much worse places”. But they are desensitized. Although the radiation dose is said to be low, most of the parks show more than 0.2 mSv/h because decontamination has not been done. On the lawns, the radiation levels are about 0.3 mSv/h .
The people who are best suited to start taking action are the mothers. However,many mothers blindly believe that their children will be fine. Some of them have been striving to take action in citizens's groups. Nevertheless, most of them don't even know of these activities. 
I admire mothers who have the guts to raise their voices in such conditions. It takes so much energy to do so. I know that this situation won't get better until we all stand up and do our best against it. But for my part, I haven't been able to join any such activities because I have been busy to deal with my child. In addition to taking care of my child I recently became a member of my child's kindergarten parents’ board.

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