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, 13 October 2013

A2-B-C Educational Film Screening and Discussion with Director Ian Thomas Ash at University of California イアン・トマス・アッシュ監督の福島ドキュメンタリー映画A2-B-C上映-カリフォルニア大学にて

What is life like for families unable to evacuate in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster? Award-winning documentary film director Ian Thomas Ash gives us an inside view of the challenges faced by people remaining in Fukushima.
Hot spots, decontamination, radiation monitoring, thyroid testing—and a growing unease about the future that lies ahead for the children.

**“A2-B-C” refers to the classifications of thyroid cysts and nodules.

Date: October 21, 2013. 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: University of California, Irvine
Social Science Plaza A (SSPA) 1100

Please RSVP via Facebook;; Tel./Text--714-642-6701.

(By Families For Safe Energy - FforSE )

Coming Home
In the middle of this tour accompanying 'A2-B-C' to film festivals all over the world (SCREENINGS), this week I am actually back home in Japan attending the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF).  The festival takes place only once every two years, and it has been my dream to someday screen one of my documentaries here.
I arrived in Yamagata yesterday straight from the UK, spending just one night in Tokyo where I picked up some more supplies and warm clothes (the first part of the tour was in Florida and Guam, and this morning in Yamagata the kerosene heaters in the inn's lobby are gentle creaking away).
'A2-B-C' was programmed in the 「ともにある」, or "Cinema With Us", strand of YIDFF, which is a program of documentary films that all deal with the March 11, 2011 disaster in some way (INFO in ENGLISH/日本語).  It is significant that this program takes place here as Yamagata Prefecture is in Tohoku, the region of Japan that was so devastated by the disaster.  Yamagata also lies beside Fukushima, and many people who fled the radioactive contamination have re-settled here.

All of the screenings in the "Cinema With Us" strand take place in the beautiful Yamagata Museum of Art, which itself is a sight to behold.

The screening took place yesterday (LISTING in ENGLISH/日本語), and because of its close proximity to Fukushima, several of the families who appear in 'A2-B-C' were able to attend.  It was an amazing experience to be able to share the film with them as they sat in an audience where some of the people attending were so-called 'nuclear refugees'.

After the screening, the festival prepared a room for us so that the families and I could share some private time together away from the lobby where festival attendees were eager to meet and take photos of the 'A2-B-C' mothers and children. We talked about their experience of watching the film along with the general public and what they hope to gain from upcoming screen of the film in Japan and abroad. As is tradition, \i filmed post-screening messages, but this time not from the festival goers, but from the families themselves.
When I asked what they wanted to tell the world, one of the fathers quickly said, "Tell them that nothing has changed.  Nothing."

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