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(社説)憲法70年 「原発と人権」問い直す

July 23, 2017

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 東京電力福島第一原発の20キロ圏に入る福島県南相馬市小高(おだか)区。大半の地域で避難指示が解除されて12日で1年がたった。

 商店や学校は徐々に再開され、登下校時は高校生たちの声が響く。一方で、シャッターを下ろしたままの店や、庭に草が生い茂った家も目立つ。

 市によると、12日現在の小高の居住者は2046人。11年の原発事故当時の6分の1弱だ。

 憲法が保障していたはずの「ふつうの暮らし」を、原発事故は多くの人から奪い去った。

 ■事故が問うた本質

 漁師の志賀勝明さん(68)は小高への帰還を断念した。海岸近くに建てたばかりの自宅は津波で浸水した。事故後、立ち入りを禁じられた間に荒れ果て、解体を余儀なくされた。

 志賀さんは言う。「自分だけじゃなく、地域のすべての人の人生が変わった。生存権とか、基本的人権とか、憲法の本質的なものを考えさせられたよ」

 南相馬市は昨年5月、全世帯に憲法全文の小冊子を配った。

 小高出身の憲法学者、鈴木安蔵(やすぞう)が終戦直後にまとめた憲法草案要綱は「国民ハ健康ニシテ文化的水準ノ生活ヲ営ム権利ヲ有ス」と生存権を明記し、現憲法25条につながった。多くの市民の生活が暗転したなか、原点を再認識してほしいとの思いが、桜井勝延(かつのぶ)市長にはあった。

 福島県では今も数万人が県内外で避難を続ける。長年のなりわいや家屋を失った人は数え切れず、居住、職業選択の自由(22条)、財産権(29条)の侵害は著しい。多くの子が故郷の学校に通えなくなり、教育を受ける権利(26条)も揺らいだ。

 そして何より、事故は多くの人を「関連死」に追い込んだ。

 「原発事故で、憲法に書いてある生活ができなくされた。これは憲法違反でしょう」。桜井市長は語気を強めて言う。

 ■よりどころは憲法

 「原発は電気の生産という社会的に重要な機能を営むものではあるが、憲法上は人格権の中核部分より劣位」。14年5月、関西電力大飯原発(福井県)の周辺住民らが起こした訴訟で、福井地裁判決はこう述べ、再稼働の差し止めを命じた。

 原発事故の避難者が国と東電に賠償を求めている集団訴訟で、関西原告団代表を務める森松明希子(あきこ)さん(43)は、憲法に立脚した判決に希望を感じた。

 幼い2人の子の被曝(ひばく)を案じ、福島県郡山市から大阪へ避難した。だが地元は避難指示区域ではない。少数派である自主避難者への視線は福島の内でも外でも厳しく、行政の支援や東電からの賠償も乏しい。

 「自分の選択は正しかったのか」。苦悩し、学生時代に学んだ憲法をいま一度ひもといた。

 「恐怖と欠乏から免かれ、平和のうちに生存する権利を有する」(前文)、「すべて国民は、個人として尊重される」(13条)。これこそが自分のよりどころだ、と思った。

 避難するのもとどまるのも、個人の自由だ。どの選択をした人に対しても、憲法が保障する生活が実現できるような支援を。森松さんはそう訴える。

 「ふつうの暮らし」を取り戻すため、憲法を盾にたたかっている人たちがいる。憲法施行70年の日本で、忘れてはならない重い現実といえよう。

 ■主権者が選ぶ針路

 福島の事故より前、原発が憲法と関連づけて問題視されたことはなかったといっていい。

 日本の原子力開発は、憲法施行8年後の1955年に制定された原子力基本法に基づいて進められてきた。同法は「人類社会の福祉と国民生活の水準向上」を目的とし、「平和利用」を明記している。

 澤野義一・大阪経済法科大教授(憲法学)は「原発は当然のように合憲視され、学界でもほとんど論議されたことがなかった」と指摘する。

 資源が乏しい日本で、大量の電力を供給できる原発が経済発展に貢献したのは確かだろう。

 ただ、ひとたび事故が起きれば、無数の人権がただちに脅かされる。そのリスクは「安全神話」のもとで隠され、国民も十分に認識してこなかった。

 多くの国民が被災者となった福島第一原発事故の後も、国や電力事業者は原発を推進する方針を変えようとしない。

 全国の原発の周辺には、事故で避難を迫られる可能性がある30キロ圏だけで400万人以上が暮らす。憲法が目指す社会は守りうるのか。そんな観点から、この国の進む道を見直す必要はないだろうか。

 中欧のオーストリアは78年、国民投票で原発の稼働が否決されたのをきっかけに、原発の建設を禁じる法律を制定した。86年の旧ソ連・チェルノブイリ原発事故を経て、「脱原発」を求める世論は強まり、99年に原発禁止が憲法に明記された。

 日本の針路を選ぶ権利は、主権者である国民一人ひとりにある。この6年超の現実を見据え、議論を広げていきたい。

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ネットワーク1・17(2017/7/23) 災害に備えるタイムライン 松尾一郎さんのお話

July 23, 2017

 永岡です、災害と防災を考えるネットワーク1・17、第1076回、今週も毎日放送アナウンサーの千葉猛さんと、フリーアナウンサーの野村朋未さんの司会で放送されました。
 九州北部豪雨災害、現地にはボランティアも入られて、豪雨災害に気象庁は正式な名前を付けて、2015年の鬼怒川決壊以来、現地では仮設住宅の建設も始まり、東峰村では入居の手続きも始まり、被災者が一刻も早く入れるように、リスナーより、東大阪市でも100ミリ/時間の雨があり、早めの避難が必要との声がありました。
 九州北部豪雨災害、避難の情報の問題もあり、気象災害で、あらかじめ予測される被害時間からさかのぼり、対策や行動を時系列で組み立てるタイムラインという考えがあり、NPO法人CeMI環境・防災研究所(http://www.npo-cemi.com/ )副所長の松尾一郎さんのお話がありました。
 災害が襲ってきた際に行動を事前に立てること、タイムライン導入を自治体に提言されている松尾さん、九州北部豪雨で、数年前にも九州で豪雨だが、それよりひどく被害の全貌も分からず、これは大阪でも起こるものであり、タイムラインは防災行動計画、松尾さんアメリカの2013年のハリケーン災害でニューヨークの地下鉄が冠水、伊勢湾台風並み、これは日本だと大都市は高潮のこれほどの被害は60年近くなく、ニュージャージーを調査してタイムラインのことを知り、台風だと、日本では熱帯低気圧が風速で決まり、台風発生→何日後に直撃するか、台風は前日、前々日から影響が出るが、その前の晴れている時に、側溝の点検などやれることはあり、しかし従来は気象庁から警報で自治体が活動開始では遅く、早め早めの、先を見越しての対策が必要であり、自治体の防災計画は、気象庁が警報を出した際に行政機関が初めて参集するものだが、警報が出るのは直前、数時間後に雨が降るというものの、雨はこのところ極端で、2012年の京都豪雨でも対応は後手後手になり、あらかじめ予測されるもので、時間割、5日前から計画して、防災行動を3つの要素で考えるもので、住民、消防、自治体も参加して、今まさに九州では6月からタイムライン、長崎県諫早市は参加して、自治体、消防、警察、自衛隊、さらに報道機関も入り、数回の議論でタイムラインを決めて、従来はトップダウン、行政が決めるもの、しかし被害が広がるところでの計画を作るものであり、諫早では台風ではなく前線のことから決めて、諫早では60年前に大被害があり、気象庁から前線の気象情報を知り、気象台での情報→長崎県でこれだけ雨が降る→タイムラインのステージを上げて、気象情報で1、警報で2、そして危険になったら4、4になったら避難する、これは行政だけでなく、高齢者や寝たきりの人をどう避難させるかく決めて、ステージ1では状況を見て、施設の点検、下水が機能しているか、ポンプは稼働するか、家で雨どいはどうか、雨具の用意などであり、3日前、買い物は2日前までに済ませて、風が強いと高齢者は外出すべきでなく、大阪湾は文化があり、2014年にJRが台風で運航を見合わせて、利用者にアンケートを取ったら、8割の人が評価して、明日止めると予告したら対応はできで、減災行動、昔は台風が来るともっと早く対応して、集まり、顔の見える、ボトムアップの考え方がある。
 それを示すタイムライン、自治体で導入されて、大阪では貝塚市の二色浜海水浴場、大きな川があり高潮の心配があり、高潮のタイムラインを現地で作って、自治会の方は、台風が来た際の対応をしておくと、台風が来た先に慌てずに済み、防災報道のレベルが1~5で、それごとに対応、1は準備、3日後に台風が来る際に、持ち出し品を備えて、2は防災本部を設置、声がけ、黄色いタオルを持ち、避難の際にタオルを置く=その家は避難済み、黄色いタオルは配布済み、3になったら貝塚市から高齢者の避難の指示、4では全員避難であり、このタイムライン作りに松尾さんも参加されて、松尾さん、自治会長のリーダーシップが素晴らしく、皆さんボランティアで、議論して計画する面白さが、見えてきて、地域の変わりよう、タイムラインをすると人は変わり、防災に関心のなかった皆さんも参加して、議論して役割を決めたら、皆さん防災担当として意識が変わり、タイムラインは作って訓練して、災害時に備えるもので、高潮のタイムラインは2月に完成で、自治会長の和田さんも住民の変化を知り、今まで住民の避難も、避難訓練はタイムラインを学ぶと、今までの訓練では足りないと分かるものと言われて、そして中で意見の対立もあり、一番の問題は要支援者の対応であり、行政も入り、情報共有して、どう避難させるか、同居する家族、家族が働いている場合はどうするか、コミュニケーションを取って、一緒にやっていくものであり、そうして本当の防災になり、まず地域で考えて、家族で議論、個人がどうするか、行政が避難指示、勧告を出して、個人にもタイムラインはあるべきというのです。
 大阪でもタイムラインの取り組みが、寝屋川市でも始まり、生駒、金剛でも土砂災害は起こり得て、大阪でも土砂災害はあり得て、大阪でも本格的に始めるべきであり、自治体でも地域でもやるべきなのです、以上、松尾さんのお話でした。
 今回の特集、千葉さん、タイムラインの考えは過去になく、台風が来る際の計画を認識して、これからどう対策するかが問題と野村さんも言われました。大雨、梅雨が明けて熱中症対策も必要です、以上、今週のネットワーク1・17でした。

Fukushima and the Tokyo Olympic Games

July 22, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am sending you some reactions to my last message to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.
There is mounting support for retreating from the Tokyo Plympic Games 2020.

”Thank you so much for this article. It describes a crime of horrendous dimension.
Thanks for making it public!”

”Your letter to IOC Prez Bach is very pertinent. Forwarding him the report from Truthout on Mr Gunderson’s
current analysis of the state of Affairs in Japan and the followup of the Fukushima disaster is highly important.
A call to cancel or postpone the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo becomes more urgent and deserves international attention
including perhaps the voice of IPPNW. ”

” It would be marvelous if authorities would admit that the Fukushima Problem is not solved and is a very serious problem!
Moving people back and hosting the Olympics is sheer madness. I would say criminal.”

”Your recent messages are posted here:
http://www.opensourcetruth.com/urgent-messages-from-murata-san/

It is increasingly the morality of the Tokyo Olympic Games that is being questioned.
We are reminded that the strongest power’s biggest enemy is ethics and morals.

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

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Dear Friends,

I am sending you my message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

With warmest and highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

————

Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:44 PM

Dear President Thomas Bach,

Please allow me to transmit this extremely alarming mail that may interest you.
It has been sent to me from an American friend.
The widening gap beteen the promoters and the opponents of the of the Tokyo Olympic Games
could not be left unattended.

With highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The commission even has plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to have baseball and softball games played …

Message to President Bach, IOC

July 20, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am sending you my message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

With warmest and highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland

————

Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:44 PM

Dear President Thomas Bach,

Please allow me to transmit this extremely alarming mail that may interest you.
It has been sent to me from an American friend.
The widening gap beteen the promoters and the opponents of the of the Tokyo Olympic Games
could not be left unattended.

With highest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima Radiation and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The commission even has plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to have baseball and softball games played …

Sign up now for the War and Environment conference and flotilla

July 20, 2017

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Fury at Fukushima: Over 1 Billion pounds of nuclear waste “will be dumped into sea”

July 17, 2017

Latest Headlines from ENENews

Fury at Fukushima: Over 1 Billion pounds of nuclear waste “will be dumped into sea” — Top Official: “The decision has already been made” — “The solution is to pour the radioactive liquid into the ocean” — Toxic radioactive water to cause devastation
Posted: 16 Jul 2017 03:15 PM PDT

Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

July 17, 2017

Dear Friends,

At the Fukushima Daiichi, the volume of contaminated water amounts to one million tons contained in 1000 tanks. On July13,the new Chairman of TEPCO announced in an interview that the massive radioactive contaminated water containing unremovable tritium would be released into the sea, as recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority. It is well known that tritium is a deadly poison. 2 milligram of it is lethal.

The future of the Pacific Ocean is threatened. The reaction of the international community can easily be foreseen.

Recent publications containing anti-Tokyo Olympic Games assertions are noteworthy. Mr.Takao Saito, renowned journalist, published last month a book entitled “How to educate the people” in which he reviews all the violations of the initial official commitments of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Mr.Makoto Sadaka, famous critic, has recently published an article in which he criticizes Dentsu as playing a central role in suspected corruption cases regarding nuclear reactors and the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Fukushima and the Tokyo Olympic Games are closely related. The former helps to play down the consequences of the latter, preventing Japan from consecrateing maximum efforts to bring Fukushima under control. It is simply scandelous to organize Olympic baseball and football games in Fukushima without reassuring its safety as required by civil society. The IOC is increasingly criticized for this.

The Olympic Games seems to stand at crossroads. Rome, Boston Hamburg and Bulgaria have withdrawn candidature for the 2024Olympic Games. Paris and Los Angeles are retained for 2024 and 2028.In addition to enormous financial burden, immigrants and terrorism remain serious discouraging problems for the two cities.

The large scale cyber attack that took place in Europe on June 27 damaged the automatic radiation surveillance system of Chernobyl nuclear reactors in Ukraine. The world is thus seriously warned against the vulnerability of nuclear reactors.

The world is yet to learn the destructive power of nuclear energy in all directions(states,companies,organizations, individuals).The pitiful downfall of TOSHIBA undeniably symbolizes the beginning of the end of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The mainstream of the world still permits and promotes the existence of more than 440 nuclear reactors, now considered as the most serious threat to security.

This mainstream undeniably needs a change.

It is the law of history.

Mitsuhei Murata

Former Ambassador To Switzerland

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Ex-bureaucrat alleges Abe office’s involvement in new school approval

July 11, 2017

Kihei Maekawa, center, a former top bureaucrat at the education ministry, heads to a House of Representatives committee meeting in Tokyo on Monday to testify as an unsworn witness on allegations that Shinzo Abe used his power as prime minister to help a close friend open a university department. Photo: KYODO

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A former top education ministry bureaucrat told the Diet Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office had significant influence over the government’s decision to approve a new department at a university run by his friend.

Abe’s aide was clearly involved in the approval process for the veterinary department at the Okayama University of Science in a government-designated special economic zone, said Kihei Maekawa, former vice minister of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Attending as an unsworn witness, Maekawa told a Diet committee, “The prime minister’s office worked behind the scenes,” adding that the Cabinet Office, not the prime minister’s office, was responsible for dealing with issues related to special economic zones.

Kotaro Kake, chairman of Kake Educational Institution, which runs the university, is known as a close friend of the prime minister.

Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party agreed to briefly reopen parliament for committee deliberations, as requested by opposition parties.

But the deliberations were held when Abe was away for a tour of European countries including participation in the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, prompting opposition parties’ demand for his attendance at a separate parliament session.

Appearing in the joint session of the House of Representatives’ Cabinet affairs and education committees, Maekawa reiterated that the review process was “unclear” and “unfair,” citing insufficient discussion of whether Kake Educational Institution met conditions to launch Japan’s first vet school in half a century.

During a similar session in the House of Councillors in the afternoon, the former top bureaucrat also said Hiroto Izumi, Abe’s assistant, urged him in September and October last year to speed up the procedure, saying he was making the request on behalf of Abe “because the prime minister cannot say it by himself.”

Abe has come under fire over suspicions he influenced the approval process for the opening of the new department at the university in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, western Japan.

Such suspicions have grown after the revelation of documents indicating that officials of the Cabinet Office pressured the education ministry ahead of the selection of Kake.

Maekawa has said he remembers having seen some of the documents while he was still working at the ministry.

The documents, which Maekawa insists are authentic, state the officials employed phrases such as “what the highest level of the prime minister’s office has said” and “in line with the prime minister’s wishes.” Abe and other Cabinet members have repeatedly denied wrongdoings.

It is the second scandal related to school operators close to Abe. He has drawn suspicion over his dubious ties with private school operator Moritomo Gakuen, which purchased state-owned land in Osaka at a dramatically reduced price. Abe’s wife Akie was named honorary principal of the elementary school that Moritomo planned to open at the site.

Maekawa resigned in January to take responsibility for a scandal in which the ministry systematically secured post-retirement jobs for its bureaucrats.

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