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Children of Fukushima Battle An Invisible Enemy
Offbeat  (tags: children, safety, health, Fukushima, radiation nuclear plant )

Naoko
- 39 days ago - japantoday.com
Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside--fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives.
Fukushima Family Holds Hope For Daughter Born On March 11
Offbeat  (tags: baby, Fukushima, earthquake, hope, family, March 11, second birthday )

Naoko
- 404 days ago - mainichi.jp
Forty minutes after the massive Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, a newborn baby gave her first cry inside a car parked at a hospital in snowy Fukushima. That young girl, Shiori, has now marked her second birthday.
Actor in the Spotlight of Japan's Antinuke Movement
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, antinike movement, actor, no nukes, Fukushima, Taro Yamamoto, petition, TEPCO )

Naoko
- 775 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Some in the media have accused him of taking his stance to make himself more famous - but he isn't. He is thinking about the country and the health risks to children caused by radiation.
Anti-Nuclear Activist Sees Commonalities Between Minamata And Fukushima
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, anti-nuclear, Fukushima, Minamata, unfairness, inequality, disasters, government's inaction, METI, responsibility, destruction, environment, pollution, disease, government, dishonesty )

Naoko
- 775 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"Inequality," said Smith, when asked what it is that both disasters have. It was not the government's inaction that she brought up first, but rather the unfairness of it all.
First Japanese In Space Becomes Fukushima Evacuee
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, first man in space, Fukushima, Fukushima no.1 nuclear power plant, lost everything, evacuee, nuclear accident, Soyuz, Toyohiro Akiyama )

Naoko
- 864 days ago - ajw.asahi.com
Japan's first man in space is now roaming the Earth as an evacuee, having lost everything, after abandoning his farm in Fukushima Prefecture because fo the accident at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.
Rebel Spirit Writ Large
Offbeat  (tags: environment, destruction, nuclear power, Fukushima, radiation, Satoshi Kamata, Japan, anti-nuclear protest, Rokkasho Mura, labor, Toyota, fleerance writer )

Naoko
- 923 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
"Human beings can not live with nuclear power. This fact has been proved in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima. Can we allow more people to become victims of nuclear power?"
Tokyo Faced Evacuation Scenario: Kan
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Japan, TEPCO, Naoto Kan, worst-case scenario, evacuation, nuclear crisis, Fukushima )

Naoko
- 942 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario.
Hibakusha : Reflections From Three Atomic Bomb Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: atomic bombs, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, survivors, radiation, Fukushima, March 11, tsunami )

Naoko
- 986 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
The crisis at the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant following the March 11 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami has caused widespread radiation contamination - an issu that has cut deeply into the survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and
A-Bomb Survivor in Fukushima Likens Nuclear Plants to Nuclear Bombs
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, Japan, nuclear weapons, hibakusha, atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, look back, reflects, survivor, Fukushima, nuclear crisis, radiation, twice )

Naoko
- 987 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"Who would think we would be threatened by radiation twice in our lives? I had never thought nuclear power on Aug.6 until now. This year is different, though. We have to think not only about why atomc bomb was dropped, but why we built nuclear power >>
Fukushima Children Pray For Recovery
Offbeat  (tags: children, prayer, evacuees, Fukushima, nuclear crisis, recovery, hometowns, LEDs )

Naoko
- 1007 days ago - asahi.com
Dozens of young evacuees floated 1,500 light-emitting diodes in the Nihonbashi River in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, on July 14, praying for a quick return to normalty in their hometowns in Fukushima Prefecture.
'You Try Living in Fukushima,' Governor Tells TEPCO President in Verbal Dressing-Down
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, governor, TEPCO, harsh words, nuclear power plant, nuclear crisis, sufferings, distrust )

Naoko
- 1032 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"You will understand nothing about what's really going on just by visiting for two or three hours," Fukushima Prefectural Govt. Yohei Sato told TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu and his projected successor Toshio Nishizawa during a meeting in the >>
Fukushima Farmer Kills Himself Over N-Plant
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima, cattle farmer, suicide, nuke plant, kill his cows )

Naoko
- 1038 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
A cattle farmer in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, who hanged himself left an apparent suicide message that read, "I wish there wasn't a nuclear plant (in this area)," it has been learned.
Videos Of Rescue Team Saving Fukushima's Atomic Animals
Offbeat  (tags: heros, saving dogs, radioactive, rescue mission, video, fukushima )

Simone
- 1042 days ago - gizmodo.com.au
The daring dog friends who saved two canines from the contaminated environs of Fukushima have released this video of their mission, showing the bold infiltration into the plant and bringing the pups to safety. But this was just one mission.
Lives of A-Bomb Victims Thrown Into Turmoil Yet Again By Radiation
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Fukushima, radiation contamination, thrown into turmoil, a-bomb victim, again, eldery nursing home, Iitate Village, nuclear power plant, evacuation zone, Hiroshima, 1945 )

Naoko
- 1061 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
IITATE, Fukushima - Among those whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the ongoing nuclear disaster triggered my the March 11 quake and tsunami are victims of the 1945 atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Dairy Cattle In Fukushima Sent To Slaughterhouse Over Radiation Fears
Offbeat  (tags: sadness, dairy cows, culled, slaughterhouse, Fukushima, radiation fears, Iitate Village, radioactive contamination, dairy farmers )

Naoko
- 1062 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
IITATE, Fukushima - Dairy cattle belonging to two of the 11 local dairy farmers here who have collectively agreed to shut down operations due to radioactive contamination were transported to a slaughterhouse on May 23.
 

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