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, 27 October 2013

State secrets bill makes mockery of the right to know 日本政府の秘密保護法案は”知る権利“を踏みにじる

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Oct. 25 approved and submitted to the Diet a bill to protect state secrets concerning national security.
The bill would allow the government to monopolize information and have far-reaching effects on civil society. It would significantly restrict the people's right to know and the media's freedom of reporting and information gathering.
The Abe administration wants to the bill passed into law during the current Diet session. But we strongly oppose any attempt by the ruling camp to ram through this seriously flawed bill by taking advantage of its majority control of both houses of the Diet.
First of all, what kind of information would be designated as “specific secrets" under the law for legal protection? The law would basically cover four areas: national security, diplomacy, prevention of “specific harmful activities," such as espionage, and prevention of terrorism.
The appended table of the bill lists four to 10 items for each of the four areas.
In a nutshell, the government agencies that hold information can designate whatever information they like as state secrets and keep such information secret for as long as they want--without disclosing to the public which pieces of information have been designated as secrets.
Diet members who are supposed to monitor and scrutinize the government's operations would also be subject to restrictions on accessing designated information.
If a Diet member requests access to classified information, sessions to discuss the request are held behind closed doors. The content of the sessions is only available to a very limited number of people.
Even if lawmakers doubt the appropriateness of certain state secret designations, they could be punished if they expresses such doubts to another Diet member or order their aides to conduct an investigation into the matter.
The government says designated secrets would also be subject to freedom of information requests. But it is difficult to request access to classified information without knowing which information is classified.
In response to various criticisms about the legislation, the Abe administration has added to the bill a provision that says sufficient consideration should be paid to the freedom of reporting and information gathering that contributes to guaranteeing the people's right to know.
The bill also contains a provision that says information gathering by the media should be considered a legitimate operation unless it is done in an illegal or extremely inappropriate manner.
New Komeito, the junior coalition partner of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, claims these provisions have ensured that the people's right to know will be respected. But the provisions are grossly insufficient.

The “right to know" has been forced into the bill. But there is no provision to secure enforcement. All that is required is an “effort" to protect the right.
It is also not clear what would qualify as an “inappropriate" way of gathering information for media reporting.
Government employees and defense contractor workers who deal with specific secrets would be subject to background checks to check their trustworthiness.
Leaking a specific secret, even if not deliberately, would be punishable with imprisonment of up to 10 years under the law.
People who obtain classified information illegally or entice leaks by those with access to such information would also face criminal charges whether they are news reporters or not.
The legislation would have a strong intimidating effect on all of society. There are serious concerns that government employees could become very cautious about disclosing even ordinary information.
The opposition Democratic Party of Japan on Oct. 25 submitted a bill to revise the freedom-of-information law that would clearly guarantee the right to know. The bill was previously abandoned at the end of last year.
There has been no progress, either, toward the proposed revision of the law for management of official documents. The revisions would require the government to keep the minutes of Cabinet meetings and other important records concerning government operations and disclose them after a certain period.
Information held by the government actually belongs to the public. The government should first take steps to improve the freedom-of-information system, which is ineffective.
The government should not be allowed to push through legislation to protect state secrets without taking any action to ensure effective information disclosure.
--The Asahi Shimbun, Oct. 26
(Editor's note)
410,000 items are said to be secrete as of 9/10/13

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