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102-Year-Old Fukushima Man Facing Evacuation Commits Suicide

Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Iitate Village, radiation leak, evacuation, home, troubled, emotional toll, stress, 102-year-old, suicide )

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IITATE, Fukushima - A 102-year-old man, apparently deeply troubled at the prospect of being forced to leave his home in this villege close to the crippled Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant, has committed suicide - a stark indication of the emotional ->>


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Past Member (0)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 11:37 am
May he rest in peace. Thanks Naoko Stay safe. xoxox Bo

Nancy C (806)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 6:18 pm
So sad. From me too Naoko, stay safe.

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday April 15, 2011, 6:20 pm
This is terrible. I am so sorry to read this post. rip.

Regina P (63)
Friday April 15, 2011, 6:25 pm
Noted. Poor man, this is very sad. May he rest in peace.

Marthe B (9)
Saturday April 16, 2011, 12:13 am
Really i would like to be angry!so sad that he was told to leave at his age?couldn't he stay,choosing to finish his life there?very sad indeed,i wish much courage to Japanese People

KS Goh (0)
Saturday April 16, 2011, 1:02 am
Thanks for the article.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday April 16, 2011, 8:26 am
I don't blame him, I'd done the same thing. At 102 one wants to start over in a new environment? Leave all that was dear to me? I know I wouldn't. So if I was to have to leave, then I'd leave, just how he did. Gentle journey GrandFather upon the Winds, join your ancestors and away from all this destructive horrors and foolishness.

Now it comes back to the age old question. When does this type of energy become worth it to have? I live in a Country with the most of these power plants and have fought my entire life against them. The human being can not control this type of energy, damn fools, plain and simple.

I hope, that this is a major wake up call, but I thought Three Mile Island would be and Chernobyl, but the beat goes on. The Leaders and the Big Business do not care so the masses, the people themselves must DEMAND must INSIST that no new Nukes be built and alternatives be found. Wave action is one way, lots of waves around Japan. Wind is another. There are ways to do so and not use these cursed Nuclear Plants.

Naoko i (257)
Saturday April 16, 2011, 8:35 am
Thanks for the comments. And Dandelion, I feel exactly the same.. Let's not give up. I truely admire your courage and dedication.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 16, 2011, 10:27 am
After Katrina, the suicide rate in New Orleans went up dramatically. While the rate has dropped some over the years since the hurricane, it is still higher than it was before the hurricane. We should not be surprised if many more suicides, particularly among the young and the elderly, take place. No matter what country in which we as Care2 users live, we can all make a difference by reducing our consumption of common goods by 10% this year and donating that money towards relief and reconstruction for the survivors of this unparalleled human tragedy.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 16, 2011, 1:38 pm
So sad.

Steve M. (0)
Friday May 20, 2011, 11:53 am
Very sad day for me hearing that very old innocent and great man took his life. I too would most likely do the same. I see the best people now all dying and mainly due to corruption and horrid Evil like GE and other corporate garbage putting profit before innocent people, very sad indeed. May he find happiness again beyond this mess our leaders have created, I am sure he has already. Maestro Stephen J Miller
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