Saturday, December 20, 2014

To you, who never forget affected people

We only have a few days left till the end of this year. I have been thinking particularly about time lately, how time is really the accumulation of present moments. Each of them, each moment—each second—is a universal, heavenly gift. Perhaps people who can remain aware of this have a different way of spending time.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your heart-warming support for the victims of Fukushima, which you offered again this year. I am so grateful to each of you who gave kindness to others who were suffering.

Unfortunately, our society-at-large is already forgetting affected people. I’m surprised to find that there are many people who think: “Oh, I thought it was already resolved,” or, “neither the TV nor newspaper mention the affected people in Fukushima any more. So I thought they were fine now,” or, “the prime minister said that he would alleviate this issue, so I thought he already did,” etc. The public trusts the broadcasts and reports of major news outlets, so in order to hope that our culture remains aware of the plight of victims, we must also hope that the mainstream media responsibly covers the truth.

I’ve heard that both the Sennai and Takahama nuclear power plants have been given safety clearance according to new stricter regulations by Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA). On the other hand, volcanic activity has increased in Japan so that earthquakes have been reported on daily basis. “Japan has entered ‘a period of brisk seismic activity’.” (Prof. Satoshi Fujii of Kyoto University, Special Advisor to the Cabinet. Monthly magazine, “Voice,” April 3, 2014). Thus, I am completely puzzled—for the safety of our citizens, in such a period of “brisk seismic activity,” shouldn’t we continue the current “zero” operation status?

Meanwhile, our government is not paying attention to the affected people’s suffering at all. Moreover, they are intimidating and terrorizing those victims. They are not assisting them in leading any kind of normal life. We should spotlight this fact more. I want to hear many voices asking our government to take more appropriate relief measures.

[Voice of affected and now disenfranchised people – Why they were not able to vote]

“The voting rate among us was low. Of course it was low: we were not able to make it, although we wanted to. Those who evacuated outside the prefecture did not receive voting forms in time. It was not easy to obtain voting forms. Each affected person had to correspond with the municipal offices twice or more, which was very cumbersome for some. Many sick and elderly people are living in inconvenient temporary housing units in areas where it snows a lot; for them the roads were too slippery, and voting posts were too far away to reach. Authorities should have designated more convenient voting locations for residents in temporary housing units. The whole experience was very frustrating.”

[Restricted eligibility for recovery apartments]
Affected people report:
“Recovery housing is for those who are 75 years and older. I am still too young to move in.”
“Households with pets, even normal pets such as cats and dogs, are not eligible.”
“Those with loans or unpaid real-estate tax are not eligible.”

Affected people, having already lost their homes and family members to the tsunami, are still in tears and sorrow. The nuclear accident in Fukushima stole their houses, rendering them vacant and uninhabitable. Yet many victims must continue to make mortgage payments on those vacant houses. All while their families are torn apart, unable to live together in one space, living in unbearable, inhumane conditions—humid, cold, and cramped (apartments average four-and-a-half tatami mats in size). I see no rationality in this. Do you?

Japan should protect Fukushima victims under the Public Assistance Act. The government should take as its first priority the support of affected people, so that they can resume normal life. The victims of the nuclear power plant accident have lost their human rights: their right to a sanitary and safe living environment, to property ownership, to the obtaining of a residency card. Without a residency card, it is impossible to get a job. Younger generations of victims have left their homes in search of work, splitting families apart. Some of these young migrants are harassed by neighbors in their new towns. Without proper documents, some are unable to obtain financial backing to launch new businesses. Thus, affected people have been victimized many times over since the disaster. They continue to be victimized.

Resolving these issues must be our nation’s first priority.

I heard that affected families can stay in the temporary housing units until the end of March, 2016, which means that they have a year and three months left. They must decide what to do, where to live, by then. However, their reality is harsh. Some don’t have anywhere to go. Many elderly people here have been left alone, since younger generations live separately. With no savings for moving, inadequate financial support from the government, and insufficient decontamination of their houses, they have absolutely no money or capacity to renovate homes that, since the disaster, have been inhabited by mice and raccoons. Even if residents could return to their homes, it is impossible to live normal life there, in communities without stores, without shops, without medical facilities and staff.

I often hear the same sad news: an elderly person has gone to clean his or her house, and while there, committed suicide. They say, “I want to die in my own home rather than in the temporary housing unit.”

[Please give hope]

Ladies and gentlemen, please lend a hand to these affected people. They should not be left alone. Your continued support may bring them joy in the New Year.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for your support throughout this year. I hope for your good health and wish you a happy New Year.

With deepest appreciation and hope for your happiness.

[My advice for life] (12th)
May you have love instead of hate, forgiveness instead of fighting, truth instead of myth, hope instead of despair, pleasure instead of sorrow. May you have comfort and healing.  When you need love and peace, I am here for you.  

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

By March 31, 2016....

The Lower House general election and national review of Supreme Court judges will happen on December 14th; I strongly hope that the results reflect the will of our citizens and will contribute to a better political climate.

Let me tell you what is going on in affected areas. Today, I’d like to raise awareness of affected people who still live in temporary housing units in this cold and soon-to-be much colder weather. Our government has asked them to return to their original homes by March 31, 2016.

[Severe Winter Weather Plagues Poorly-Constructed Temporary Housing]
I have been told that the temporary housing was constructed based on the assumption that the buildings would last two years at most. The building manuals were designed so that even construction companies that didn’t specialize in residential housing could build temporary units. Those built by major residential companies have been reliable, but the rest have been riddled by issues such as drafts coming in, humidity, floors that break easily, etc.

Some of the units are made with real lumber, some are prefabricated, and some have exposed iron frames, as though they were never finished. Some have no windows and no air circulation. Some have windows with no privacy. Thin walls between units mean everyone can hear everything. Thus, life in the temporary housing units is extremely stressful, and living conditions are inadequate. The units are also located in inconvenient places, such as the mountains, or on lower ground where vegetable and rice fields were once found—these former agricultural locations becomes pools of rainwater on rainy days. The humidity in cold weather freezes, and all the surfaces in the units become moldy. Meanwhile, some units get hot as saunas during the summer.

Thus, by chance of which unit they’ve been assigned, some residents are enduring unbearable living conditions. Moreover, their space is extremely limited: a room with four tatami mats—some with two rooms, depending on the number of family members. They’ve lived there for nearly four years. They’ll continue to do so until they find alternative places to live.

Here’s what I’ve heard from those residents:

“Between two of us, we have only two rooms: one with a three-and-a-half tatami mat space and one with a four-and-a-half tatami mat space. Other than that, we have a kitchenette, a toilet, a bathroom. That is it. There is no extra space to fit anything. We have cartons that contain all our stuff that we take in and out constantly. No dressers whatsoever. If we had a dresser, it would take up our sleeping space. This lifestyle affects our mental health. That is why some commit suicide. It is impossible to get used to this. We want to be released from this life. We are suffocated. Please help us! Can you believe it? Two more years like this, TWO MORE YEARS! SIX YEARS of endurance in total! It is impossible!”

It was a painful plea to hear. How can our government abandon people like this? Please help us resolve this issue as soon as possible!

The winter in Tohoku region comes early. Some temporary units experience cold weather right after “Obon” period (mid-August), when it has already snowed and frosted. Some residents cannot go out for shopping due to the weather. Some continuously wipe dripping water from the ceiling, due to the humidity and the frost. Of course, such conditions come hand-in-hand with mold. “We apply a plastic sheet to single-pane windows. We also spread aluminum foil on the floor throughout the winter to prevent heat loss,” said one resident.

Those who cannot go out, such as the elderly, the sick, and those with financial difficulties, always appreciate donations of food, underwear, blankets, and household goods such as toilet paper, detergent, and hand-warmers.  

[Deadline: April 2016]
Our government seems to have decided that affected people must return to their original homes by April 2016. This has accelerated TEPCO’s and the government’s efforts to dispose of affected people’s furniture and other household goods. TEPCO and our government are certainly willing to throw away furniture. However, the residences in areas where radiation is too high to sleep over need much more repair than furniture removal. Having been abandoned for nearly four years, the houses are full of mold, and have been totally ruined by mice, raccoons, bores, monkeys, snakes, and such. It is impossible to live in them. They need to be renovated. When it comes to such repair, however, I have never heard of TEPCO and our government offering any financial support to the residents. Some say “it is under negotiation.”

In the Kodaka and Taruha areas, radiation levels are still very high. I hear that the radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. I do not understand why our government can unilaterally decide, without paying any attention to residents’ exposure to radiation, that residents have to go back to their homes in two years.
Before anyone can return home, the condition of leaking radiation—its scale and areas of contamination—must be checked. We must publicize safety measures in order to minimize radiation exposure, making sure to do double and triple checks, with a real sense of responsibility for generations to come. This should be done beyond the barrier of political parties. This should be resolved as a crucial, once-in-a-century matter, and afforded every possible budgetary dollar. If we had done this from the beginning, we could have protected the lives of affected people. If we do it now, we can release them from their matchbox-like temporary housing units, and help them return to the way they used to live. We must keep human lives running as normally as possible.

Don’t you think this should have been our government’s first priority? If the recovery budget had been allocated to keep human life running as smoothly and as normally as possible for the victims of Fukushima, citizens would have been pleased. The reality is, however, citizens are enormously upset by the fact that the recovery budget has been used in a way that has nothing to do with protecting their normal life.

According to what I heard from residents, they have been told that they can stay at the temporary housing units until March 31, 2016, due to the target date of their return to their original homes, which is April 2016. I have also heard that some of the units will be demolished. So residents have to decide either to go back to their hometown, or relocate elsewhere. Meanwhile, construction of new “recovery apartments” is not making progress as planned. I assume that the government is planning to build enough of them by 2016 to house the displaced. They certainly should.

Here is the story of one affected family:

This woman is one of seven family members. Her father is sick and needs nursing care. Her husband holds a “radiation monitoring card” and works at the crippled nuclear power plant in order to make ends meet. Their daughter is mentally retarded. And they have three sons. She is in her 40s, with many medical issues, but working so hard to sustain her family. They have been using three temporary housing units in Aizu, where it snows a lot, as they are supporting each other. She told me, “We would like to live in the recovery apartments. There, each unit has three rooms with 5.5 tatami mats, a living room with three tatami mats, one closet, and a Japanese style room with a Japanese style closet space. Although it has no air-conditioning, curtains, cooktops, or ceiling lights, it sounds much better than the current temporary housing units. We can stretch our legs and it will make us feel like [we are] living as a family. For seven of us, one unit is not enough. So we may rent two units.”

She looked very happy as she explained this plan to me. However, I suggested that it might be better to rent a second-hand single family home, even if it was old. “You all can live under one roof and you’ll have more extra space. Before you decide to go with the flow of what the government presents, please carefully think of your family’s future.”

I understand that the affected people, especially those who are still in the temporary housing units, are eager to be released from their current, suffocating living conditions as soon as possible. They have been so constrained that their dream to be released from the current situation propels them to choose to live in “recovery apartments” whose units are tiny and inconvenient. This is one of my major concerns. The design of the recovery apartments should accommodate the needs of their future tenants.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Opening of the Jōban Expressway and purchase price to be applied for the land for the interim storage facility

[Resolution of the Fukushima Governor]

UCHIBORI Masao (50 years old) was elected Fukushima Governor on 26 October. Mr. Uchibori appealed to the public that he will:

  • ask the national government and TEPCO to take all necessary measures to bring the nuclear accident to the end and to decommission all ten nuclear power reactors located in the Fukushima Prefecture;
  • gather new industries in the coastal areas designated as evacuation zones, and stimulate employment and economic invigoration; and
  • dispel negative rumors and prejudice towards the food products and revitalize Fukushima’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry.

Further, the governor mentioned the following:
  • “I believe that engaging in the rebuilding of life of evacuees and reconstruction and revitalization of the evacuation zones will lead to a more empowered Fukushima Prefecture as a whole. I am determined to implement concrete measures so that I can move forward the reconstruction of Fukushima together with all of you.”
  • “Fukushima is still in the middle of the suffering of the nuclear accident. In order to truly put an end to this accident, we must say what we have to say to the government and to the utilities. I see it as a mission as the governor of Fukushima to appeal for a decommissioning of all nuclear reactors in Fukushima and for a society that does not rely on nuclear power. As a victim prefecture, I must do so both towards people within Japan and beyond.

[Opening of Jōban Expressway and radiation air dose rates]

An article titled “Prime Minister declares the partial opening of Jōban Expressway (Namie Town-Minamisouma) (Souma-Yamamoto) on 6 December” on Fukushima Minyu, issued on 1 November 2014, details the status regarding the Jōban Expressway in a map that also shows different evacuation zones.

Currently, traffic is allowed for only between Minamisoma and Souma among the sections between Tomioka Interchange (IC) and Yamamoto IC on the Jōban Expressway, which includes Jōban tomioka, Namie, Minamisouma, Souma, and Yamamoto. The part between Jōbantomioka and Namie, which was announced to be open by Golden Week Holiday 2015 (end of April to early May), is located in the west of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and is designated as an Area where it is expected that the residents have difficulties in returning for a long time. The road between Namie and Minamisouma, which will resume traffic on 6 December, belongs to the areas in which the residents are not permitted to live and areas to which evacuation orders are ready to be lifted. There are some parts of this road segment where high radiation dose rates are still recorded. Even for the parts where traffic already resumed, there have been testimonies of aid workers expressing their fear because “the dosimeter beeped repeatedly”. In the area near Ottazawa, Okuma Town, the host town of the Fukushima Daiichi, the radiation dose rate allegedly reached 13.52 μS/h even with the car doors closed and air conditioning set to internal air circulation only (Even within the areas where it is expected that the residents have difficulties in returning for a long time, there are areas where traffic is allowed either freely or under certain conditions).

On 12 October 2014, the Ministry of the Environment released the results of the follow-up study of their model decontamination project. Below are the radiation air dose rates between June and July 2014 published by the Ministry of the Environment. (Measured by Japan Atomic Energy Agency [JAEA]; units used are μS/h)
  • Ottazawa, Okuma Town5.19-45.1 (area average 13.8)
  • Near Okuma Town Hall1.02-5.26 (Id. 2.82)
  • Tsushima, Namie Town1.13-3.90 (Id. 2.21)
  • Gogendo, Namie Town0.69-1.70 (Id. 1.17)
  • Yorunomori park, Tomioka Town1.07-3.16 (Id. 2.20)
  • Daini Junior High School, Tomioka Town0.38-1.50 (Id. 0.71)
  • Kusano, Iitate Village0.45-2.06 (Id. 0.90)
  • Special Nursing Home Iitate Home, Building No.10.41-1.97 (Id. 1.06)
  • Kainosaka, Kawauchi Village0.54-2.13 (Id. 0.89)
  • Near Katsurao Village Office0.26-0.85 (Id. 0.48)
  • Near Kanabusa Elementary School, Minamisouma City0.14-0.73 (Id. 0.42)
  • Industrial complex, Naraha Town0.10-0.20 (Id. 0.16)

The data shown above are published by the Ministry of the Environment (;
However, according to the disaster victims, the figures vary from place to place, and figures 20 to 30 times higher can be recorded in Naraha. Similarly, the figures are significantly higher in the mountain side of Miyakoji in Katsurao Village. Even in Minamisouma, Odaka District measures as high as Iitate village, and the dose rates are so high that people are unable to stay.
Personally, I see a clear disparity between the dose rates published by the government, and what local residents are finding. The local people say: “the rates a much higher than the what are published on the newspaper”, “it seems appropriate to think that the real figures are at least three times higher (than the official figures)”. There some people who feel that they “do not know what to believe”.

[Purchasing price to be applied for the land for the interim storage facility]

According to the disaster victims, the purchase prices (JPY/ m2) for the land planned to be used for interim storage facilities (Futaba Town and Okuma Town) are as below (
  • Dwelling land adjacent to the town road(s)
Agricultural settlement—Futaba, Okuma 4,500
Industrial complex—Futaba 3,300; Northern side of Okuma 2,950, others 3,150
Residential area—Futaba 5,950; Okuma 5,250 and 6,200
Inland area—Okuma 2,800 and 3,350
  • Agricultural land
Rice field North—Futaba and Okuma 1,200
Rice field South—Futaba 1150; Okuma 1,200
Farmland—Futaba and Okuma 1,150
Mountain forest—Futaba and Okuma 520

They must come as a surprise. Land prices are usually much higher. Why must these disaster-affected areas be priced so inexpensive? With such prices, it feels so unrealistic to expect victims to rebuild their life.

For your reference, I indicate below official land prices from some other areas of Japan (JPY/m2 as of 2014; Data from Land Price Data http//
  • Gunma Prefecture —average 44,850; dwelling land 34,119 and commercial land 61,044
  • Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture—average 173,959; dwelling land 133,048; commercial land 335,826
  • Saitama Prefecture—average 137,732; dwelling land 113,957; commercial land 271,312
  • Okayama Prefecture—average 52,385; dwelling land 36,834; commercial land 96,963
  • Akita Prefecture—average 27,084; dwelling land 17,716; commercial land 32,032
  • Niigata Prefecture—average 47,171; dwelling land 31,902; commercial land 77,152
  • Fukushima Prefecture—average 29,970; dwelling land 25,219; commercial land 50017
(Koriyama City 53,194; Fukushima City 45,920; Iwaki City 35,601; Aizu 35,330; Minamisouma 25,540; Nihonmatsu 22,224; Miharu Town 21,723; Tamura City 12,457)

Governor Uchibori spoke about “saying what we have to say to the government and TEPCO”. However, why is the government shifting all blame to TEPCO and the governor of Fukushima,  and not actively bearing responsibility themselves?

Why is the government unable to say that “the Abe Cabinet will take responsibility for the nuclear accident, and the Abe Cabinet will solve the problems” or that “the government will protect Japanese citizens’ lives”.

It has become very rare to hear the Abe Prime Minister speak about the measures for the Fukushima victims.

Also because of the decreased media reports on Fukushima, many people may be assuming that the issues of Fukushima have been solved. I sincerely wish that you do not forget about the fact that the reality has become even harsher than before.

The victims in Fukushima are still in need of relief supplies (food products, commodities and monetary donation). We thank you very much in advance for your support.

[My advice for life] (10th)
Our mind gets affected by things that surround us. Every day on TV shows, we watch scenes with murders, sexual stimulus or violence. With extensive exposure to such stimulating scenes, our heart and mind get exhausted. Ironically, we also get addicted to stimulations. If we find ourselves not able to stand silence—a soundless world—anymore, it may be an indication that our heart and mind have become negatively affected by these unwanted simulations. It may be good to sometimes turn off the TV, and listen to the singings of insects or sounds of falling rain. You may recall the treasures that you had long forgotten. You may also rediscover a totally different kind of happiness and sense of fulfillment.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Current Situation in Affected Areas and Warning on Radiation Disaster

I want to express my deepest sympathy for those suffering from the immense damage of the season’s eighth typhoon. I sincerely pray for their quick recovery. 

Now, please let me update you on the current situation in Fukushima, as well as give voice to some of those raising an alert over the radiation-contaminated soil in Japan.

Voice of affected people

Voices from Miyakoji

“It’s been more than three years since the disaster. In 2011, I went through enormous fear and anxiety. Now, more than three years later, local residents are suffering more worry than ever.

After two or three years, we still had hope and trust that our country would give us a way to survive, take appropriate measures, and demonstrate a spirit of cooperation, a will to work toward reconstruction.

But our country has abandoned us. They do not listen to anything we say. None of our government, town, or parliament are responding to our concerns. Not a single person can tell us what levels of radiation are safe, or dangerous. When we asked, “Is it safe to be exposed to less than 0.23 μSv/h?” they said, ‘We cannot say anything about it.’ Even our city officials and ward mayors are not able to clarify it properly. Our anxiety is reaching a breaking point.

In one room in my home, in fact, the level of exposure is 0.3-0.4 μSv/h. We are exposed to 0.56 μSv/h of radiation in our garden, and 1.8 μSv/h of radiation in a cedar forest in our backyard. Although these areas were decontaminated and previously had lower levels of radiation, the levels are rising.

And even with all this, we are pushed to go back to our hometown. I have heard that temporary housing will be closed in March 2016. We don’t sleep at home. We come back to the temporary housing. Since we cannot abandon our fields, we visit home and work there four to five hours per day.

Our nation’s government used to tell us that we would be safe as long as we were exposed to less than 1μSv/h per year. Now they say that we’ll be safe exposed to the extent of 20μSv/h. Why nobody seriously tackles the issue of radiation contamination? We are frustrated. Our voices are not being taken seriously.

I was told, ‘When are you going back to your home? I assume you already know the evacuation order has been canceled.’ There is nobody who truly understands our struggles.

Even in the same Miyakoji municipality, the level of radiation contamination varies from place to place. This situation creates emotional divides between the residents. We are not unified. People no longer gather even if we call for a meeting. We are no longer able to have a festival.”
“In temporary housing, we have one 4-tatami mat room for one to two people, two 4.5-tatami mat rooms for three to four people, and three rooms for families of more than five (one 6-tatami mat room, and two 4.5-tatami mat rooms), Each room has only space for bedding. There is no furniture and there are no closets.”

A voice from Ookuma

“Families and friends were separated, with no choice. Do you understand how it feels to lose every single thing, including our hometown? Do you know how hard it is? Don't even joke that you are motivated by money. It is unbelievable how many unsympathetic people are working as councilors. There are 800 people in the Congress. Why don’t they take contaminated wrecks into each of their houses? I sincerely hope they understand our feelings. I would like to say to the affected people: ‘Enough graciousness. How long are you going to bear living in temporary housing? How long are you planning on complying with this nation? Why don’t we stand up? Enough.’”

A voice from Namie

“It took two hours each way to visit my home in Namie. It was not inhabitable any more. I disposed of all my possessions. I put the combustible things outside of my house. Since it has not been decided how to dispose of non-burnable things, like plates and utensils, I kept them inside of my house. My house was completely covered with mold. Each of the recovery housing units can accommodate twenty families. But we don’t know how long it will take until we can move, since senior citizens and families with small children are prioritized.”

Warning of Danger

Dr. Masamichi Nishio, Director of the Hokkaido Cancer Center

“Please wake up, every one! Since shortly after the nuclear accident caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, I’ve been saying that it is far better to tell the truth only once, rather than saying, ‘Go for it, Japan!’ a million times. Our government ought to check radiation strictly, buy contaminated land and houses to turn them into public land, and support the victims in order for them to be able to live comfortably on new land.

I’d say Japanese people are ‘the kindest people’ in the world. There is a word called ‘Unomido’ in Japanese, which means how much people accept things without questioning. I’d say that around 70 percent of Japanese people accept without questioning what schools and textbooks teach and what media shows. They don’t know how to develop a critical view.”

(source: “We Need No Nuclear Power for the Lives of Our Future Generations” The fifth edition <PKO Act “Zassoku” wo hiromeru kai, 2014, April 21>)

“The Truth of Radiation Health Problem” by Masamichi Nishio (Published by Jumposha, 2014, April)

Dr. Nishio’s lecture and opinion on nose bleeding and radiation health problems are available online.

Atomic Bomb Survivor in Hiroshima, Dr. Shuntaro Hida

“Children are vulnerable to radiation. The rapidly dividing cells are the most vulnerable. They are far more vulnerable than adults; therefore it is extremely important not to let them be exposed to radiation.

Nevertheless, our country’s government says that children are safe to be exposed to less than 20 μSv/h. How do they take responsibility for that? They have been acting recklessly, saying ‘It’s alright,’ although radiation has been falling on us every day.

There must be a forced evacuation order for all children in elementary schools and junior high schools in Fukushima. This must be made to happen; this must be implemented in reality.”

(“We need no nuclear power for the lives of our future generations” The third edition <PKO Act “Zassoku” wo hiromeru kai, 2011, December 8>), “The Threat of Internal Exposure” by Shuntaro Hida (Chikuma Shinsho, 2005), “Shuntaro Hida’s ‘Something that I have to tell you now’: for your own survival against internal exposure” (published by Nippon Hyoronsha, 2013), “Myth that leads to death – The nation’s cover-up of low-dose radiation”, (PKO Act “Zassoku” wo hiromeru kai, 2008, 3rd edition), Translation “Impact of Radiation – Low-dose radiation’s impact on human body. Guidance for the medical treatment of radiation survivors—“(Do, 1991), others.


Other references

Shinshu Hida “A Collection of Photographs / Real Fukushima”December, 2013

”Collection of References for appropriate approach to IAEA”Fukushima Action Project, November 24, 2012

Web Series “Letter from Fukushima by Yoshiyuki Inoue” (“Tokyo Shimbun TOKYO Web

Film “A2-B-C”A documentary film by Ian Thomas Ash reporting on children in Fukushima. The title is a category of the thyroid test results

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