Mitsuhei in his message below is quoting others who describe what is happening in Japan these days, very worthwhile to read. He and others in Japan are nowadays appealing for a Moratorium on the 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to take place in Tokyo, some few 200 Km South of Fukushima .
Could an endorsement of such an appeal by IPPNW to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for 8 or 12 years be a sound measure, which would possibly be supported by the World Medical Association?
The conscienscious citizens seriously wory about the future of Japan.
The survey conducted by the Maritime Safety Agency has shown that the
radioactive contamination of the Tokyo Bay is quite preoccupying. The
Government had asserted that the contamination by the strontium 90 was not
substantial. The above-mentioned survey revealed to the contrary that the
volume of strontium was as much as half that of cesium.
A few days ago, Dr. Akira Hasegawa, Maxwell Prize laureate, addressed me his
pessimistic point of view as follows;
“I am afraid that meltdowns continue and fuel debris could already have
thrusted through the containment vessels into the underground. Nothing could
be done. This is an “entirely at a loss” situation.
The lapse of 5 years after the 3/11 disaster is giving birth to a noticeable
change in the public opinion.
Inconvenient truth is quite noticeably surfacing.
The weekly magazine “Josei Jishin” (March22 edition)carries 4 pages
article, describing the agonies of mothers unable to leave their living quarters
to protect the health of their children, opposed by their husbands.
This epoch-making article conveys the anger of the concerned against
the Tokyo Olympic Games
The weekly magazine “ Playboy” in its March 21 and March 28 editions has
also revealed the extent of radioactive contamination spreading widely from
Fukushima, including Tokyo.
According to “Stars and Stripes“, 8 Ronald Reagan sailors who participated in
relief efforts after Japan’s nuclear disaster five years ago, claiming a
host of medical conditions they say are related to radiation exposure, filed
suit in 2012 against the Tokyo Electric Power Co. The list of sailors who
have joined the lawsuit has grown to 370. The illnesses listed in the
lawsuit include genetic immune system diseases, headaches, difficult
concentrating, thyroid problems, bloody noses, rectal and gynecological
bleeding and others. This is indeed a serious problem. Fukushima cannot be
forgotten.It will soon awaken the American public opinion.
Professor Karl Grossman of New York State University has issued a serious warning,
in Counter/Punch, March 28, 2016, against nuclear terrorism aiming at nuclear reactors,
referring to the recent terrorist attacks in Belgium.
He writes that nuclear reactors are pre-deployed weapons of mass
destruction, disclosing that two of the Brussels terrorists were planning
attacks on Belgian nuclear plants. He rightly concludes that all 438 nuclear
power plants around the world today could—and should—close now.
The operations of the two restarted reactors in Japan should be stopped as
soon as possible.
Japan’s future is at stake.
All out efforts should be made to stop the radioactive contamination.
For this, Japan is seriously in need of international cooperation.
Please allow me to count on your understanding and support.
With warmest regards,