The Nightmare that is Fukushima!
If anyone knows anything about Haitians since the January 2010 earthquake, one will be aware of the length to which their voices have been silenced from the rest of the world, in order to prevent the rest of the world from knowing what has really been going on. The same applies to Japan’s Fukkushima, since their devastating earthquake, and tsunami of March 2011. The reason on the surface may seem to differ, but the outcome is the same.
All global organizations, particularly the U.N. play their role in the crime of silencing a people making their lives seem insignificant. When former U.S. president, Woodrow Wilson made his speech at the inaguration of what was to become the U.N., the League of Nations he said:
“There has been no greater advance than this, gentlemen. If you look back upon the history of the world you will see how helpless peoples have too often been a prey to powers that had no conscience in the matter. It has been one of the many distressing revelations of recent years that the great power which has just been, happily, defeated put intolerable burdens and injustices upon the helpless people of some of the colonies which it annexed to itself; that its interest was rather their extermination than their development; that the desire was to possess their land for European purposes, and not to enjoy their confidence in order that mankind might be lifted in these places to the next higher level.”
Far from that desired shift, the world powers today continue to exploit, burden, and allow barbaric acts to continue. This is no commendation for what is an unethical pursuit towards global governance.
As corporate media continues to play their role in silencing the people of Afghanistan, Haiti, Libya, Somalia, and Syria, so too do they silence the people of Fukushima. If one really wants to know the truth, without difficulty one will discover that 100s of thousands of Japanese have been protesting over a period of time, and even more so now as Japan restarts its nuclear reactors with intolerable radiation levels are present.
When consciousness awakes within a journalist, the truth is heavy as it has been for investigative journalist Kouta Kinoshita. From an onsite coverage on 1999 Tokaimura nuclear accident, he fell prey to radiation exposure, and his ire was raised with Fukushima. Rather than focus on his own needs, Kinoshita tried to raise public awareness to the dangers of radiation exposure. He called for evacuation from Tokyo and Kanto of children, pregnant women, women able to have children has authorities continue to deny the level of contamination. They manipulate findings on radiation levels according to journalist Takashi Uesugi by removing the top soil, washing the area, and then using a geiger counter.
Results for Setagaya, Tokyo
- Cs-134 = 255.7 Bq/kg
- Cs-137 = 290.2 Bq/kg
- Total = 545.9 Bq/kg
- Cs-134 = 662.57 Bq/kg
- Cs-137 = 771.81 Bq/kg
- Total = 1,434.38 Bq/kg
Results for Tama, Tokyo
- Cs-134 = 88.1 Bq/kg
- Cs-137 = 122.3 Bq/kg
- Total = 210.4 Bq/kg
- Cs-134 = 808 Bq/kg
- Cs-137 = 922 Bq/kg
- Total = 1,730 Bq/kg
The wall of silence is maintained according to Uesugi by:
- Politicians who lose their offices are often offered a job with the energy company Tepco (responsible for the Daiichi plant, Fukushima)
- whoever criticizes it is shunned out of the system
the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization play down the effects of radiation exposure.
The U.S. has a policy when it comes to “inventions” that their should be a civil use, which allows for civil acceptance of their “inventions” like weapons of mass destruction, and the mobile… yes the mobile/cell phone, which operates on dangerous levels of micro-wave as in oven!
From wanting people to go out on the streets to not, because of the health risk involved from the debris, materials being incinerated, and the lack of contingency plans. Accused of spreading baseless rumors, and caring the people, Kinoshita finds himself with the task of receiving health reports from the people, becuase many doctors do not want to listen even though the children evacuated for Tokyo and Kanto have been diagnosed withthyroid cysts and/or nodules. Struggling to find a constructive way to reveal these health findings with the agreement of the parents, a Japanese magazine reported:
- 7-year old girl had 8 millimeter nodule on her thyroid [Blood tests determined ‘benign’]
- Her 2-year-old sister also had 2 millimeter nodule
- Doctor who examined them said “I’ve never seen anything like this”
- 2 children and 9 adults were tested in Sapporo, and thyroid cancer was suspected
- Adult woman has been confirmed to have thyroid cancer
- Japanese researchers [say] “it is impossible for children under the age of 6 to have nodules 5 millimeters or larger”
- But the doctor who examined them in Sapporo, Hokkaido says, “Whatever they say, this is the result”
- In the case of Chernobyl, it took 4 years till the cases of thyroid cancer started to appear. The doctor in Sapporo is shocked by the quick onset
This report did not help matters, and was referred to as sensationalism.
In August 2011, Dr Yuko Yanagisawa, a physician at Funabashi Futawa Hospital, Chiba Prefecture (200km from Fukushima) told Al Jazeera:
“We have begun to see increased nosebleeds, stubborn cases of diarrhoea, and flu-like symptoms in children.”
Yanaggisawa went on to say:
“We are encountering new situations we cannot explain with the body of knowledge we have relied upon up until now.”
“The situation at the Daiichi Nuclear facility in Fukushima has not yet been fully stabilised, and we can’t yet see an end in sight, […] Because the nuclear material has not yet been encapsulated, radiation continues to stream into the environment.”
“Now the Japanese government is underestimating the effects of low dosage and/or internal exposures and not raising the evacuation level even to the same level adopted in Chernobyl […] People’s lives are at stake, especially the lives of children, and it is obvious that the government is not placing top priority on the people’s lives in their measures.”
“Incidence of cancer will undoubtedly increase […] In the case of children, thyroid cancer and leukemia can start to appear after several years. In the case of adults, the incidence of various types of cancer will increase over the course of several decades.”
However, there are other doctors who are aware of scale like Dr. Shintaro Kikuchi. Kikuchi a pediatrician in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture made this call for help in April 2012 on Vimeo, which has since been removed!
Dr. Kikuchi: From this April, we work for children and their parents…
At first we worked for care of children’s minds.
We need help for all of children, for example physical body, care of body, care of mind or anything about children.
Children living in Fukushima, they couldn’t play outside, exposure of radiation.
They couldn’t run, they couldn’t jump… so I make a very wide indoor playground… about 100,000 people come in 3 months.
Naoko Endo: … All the people care about radiation all the time. They always worry about sand, especially outside. Because much radiation always leaking out.
Dr. Kikuchi: We need help from outside Japan because Japanese people don’t think the situation for children is getting worse and worse.
We are now in very bad condition. Especially for children.
So please give us help.
The video was placed on Googles’ Youtube, and has also been removed!
By early 2012, medical check-ups by the Minami-Soma Municipal Hospital using Whole Body Counters found of the 527 children checked in and after September:
- 268, or 51% have internal exposure to cesium-137.
- Evidence of high-level exposure to gamma rays was detected in the clothes of some children
If one was a participant of the 150,000 strong protest as of June 29, 2012 (downplayed by the media to 20,000 – 45,000) that is well organized, allows right of way for pedestrians, and leaves no rubbish behind, how would one feel on hearing one’s Prime Minister (Mr. Noda) comment to the press:
“They’re making lots of noise.”
“Doctor Near Tokyo Attributes Symptoms to Radiation Exposure: We Have Begun to See Increased Nosebleeds, Stubborn Cases of Diarrhea, and Flu-Like Symptoms in Children” http://enenews.com/doctor-tokyo-attributes-symptoms-radiation-exposure-begun-increased-nosebleeds-stubborn-cases-diarrhea-flu-like-symptoms-children
“Japanese journalist’s Call for Evacuating Children from Tokyo Causing Controversy.” http://enenews.com/japanese-journalists-call-for-evacuating-children-from-tokyo-causing-controversy-insists-area-has-a-significant-degree-of-radiation-contamination
“Journalist finds Tokyo indoor dust contaminated with cesium at 1,730 Bq/kg — Scientist: Dust with Fukushima fallout is the source of human radiation exposure (VIDEO)” http://enenews.com/journalist-cesium-tokyo-indoor-dust-measured-1730-bqkg
“Magazine Scandal: Serious Abnormalities Found in Evacuees; Sapporo Doctor Shocked By Quick Onset of Suspected Thyroid Cancers — Such Rapid Growth Was Impossible In Children Before 3/11, says report” http://enenews.com/scandal-serious-abnormalities-found-evacuees-sapporo-doctor-shocked-quick-onset-suspected-thyroid-cancers-report-rapid-growth-impossible-children-before-311