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, 17 November 2013

Evacuees must be included in of discussions on their own future 福島原発事故避難者は彼らの将来を決めるときの議論に参加させるべきだ!

EDITOIAL: Opinions of Fukushima evacuees essential in support measures

It will also re-examine safety standards of radiation doses used for decontamination work and health-care measures.
The evacuees still have a common wish--the situation will return to the way it was before the nuclear accident. But over the last two years and eight months, they have realized that this wish will not come true.
Naturally, many have decided to make a fresh start in other places.

We have no objection to the government broadening the options for support. But in deciding its policies, the government must ensure that it does not create new rifts among residents.
Regardless of whether the evacuees decide to return home or not, the only thing the government can do is to carefully deal with each case based on the idea of helping individuals rebuild their lives.
In Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, where all 20,000 residents were required to evacuate, communities were split into three categories.
The most heavily contaminated areas are designated as “difficult-to-return zones,” and there are currently no prospects for residents to return there. “No-residence zones” are places where several more years are needed to reduce radiation levels.
The remaining areas, where residents are expected to be able to return in a relatively short period, are designated as “zones being prepared for the lifting of the evacuation order.”
The difficult-to-return zones account for 80 percent of the town’s area. In number, it equals about half that of the populations in each of the other two zones.
In the towns of Okuma and Futaba, where 90 percent of the population comes from difficult-to-return zones, and Naraha, which has no such zones, it is easier for the municipal governments to come up with requests and reconstruction plans,” a Namie town official said. “But in Namie, the gaps in the circumstances among affected residents are too wide.”
One such gap exists in financial support for evacuees to acquire new homes for relocation.
The ruling parties came up with a proposal to provide additional support directed at residents of difficult-to-return zones.
But outside the designated areas, many homes remain difficult to return to due to leaking roofs and rat infestations. If the provision of support is narrowed, these households would be left out.
Funding remains a concern. Homes washed away by the March 11, 2011, tsunami would be outside the scope of compensation if the funding is provided through additional compensation measures by Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled nuclear power plant.
That could lead to a wider gap between those who lost their homes and those whose homes remain standing.
The circumstances of each community must be taken into account to maintain fairness.
It would be meaningless for “the central government to come to the fore” if it imposes too many restrictions on how and when to spend the money provided to local governments of stricken areas. Measures, such as setting up funds and granting lump-sum subsidies, are needed to make it easier for those local governments to exercise discretion in spending their budgets to meet the actual circumstances.


It is also important to prevent changes in safety standards of radiation exposure from leading to the abandonment of stricken areas.
A panel of the Nuclear Regulation Authority put together a set of proposals comprising three major points: Standards for decontamination can be relaxed, maintaining the long-term goal of reducing additional radiation exposure in affected areas to 1 millisievert a year; evacuees should be allowed to return home if annual radiation doses are below 20 millisieverts; and levels should be calculated based on readings on individual dosimeters instead of air dose measurements.
Radiation levels of decontaminated areas have declined since the time immediately after the accident. However, it has been difficult to lower annual radiation doses to 1 millisievert or less in many areas.
Although Date, Fukushima Prefecture, is located outside the evacuation zone, it was one of the first municipalities to tackle decontamination work.
Takahiro Hanzawa, the city official in charge of decontamination, said, "We should stop decontamination work when we can not expect the radiation levels to decline any more. It leads to the destruction of nature and could exhaust funding for other necessary policies.”
If the government sticks to the 1-millisievert goal, resulting in a delay in rebuilding livelihoods, re-examining the standards with the consent of residents could be an option.
However, decontamination work has yet to start in heavily polluted areas.
Concerns have been raised that eased standards could lead to reduced measures in dealing with radiation exposure and helping evacuees return to their homes.
Regarding the shift in measuring radiation doses, it will be difficult to gather the necessary data unless a system is established for individual residents to keep measuring and recording readings on their dosimeters.
The shift in policy should be presented as a set with long-term health-care support measures, including the assignment of public health nurses and counselors and deciding how to respond when radiation doses surpass permissible levels.


When we consider the serious damage caused by the nuclear disaster, it is difficult to provide a solution that can satisfy everyone.
Under such circumstances, it is important to include residents in discussions so that they may find it easier to accept the agreed-upon measures for their futures.
The small gatherings of residents that allow participants to freely exchange views should continue. Such steady efforts are common in cases in which reconstruction plans and decontamination work have made smooth progress.
Encouraging local communities to develop the power of autonomy will help them overcome difficult times when no solution can satisfy all.

*Future for Fukushima evacuees is not certain 福島原発避難者:将来への不安 Those residents in the area more than 50mSv/y will get sufficient financial help from the government, but those in the remaining area are not going to be financially supported.


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