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On 8th Anniversary Of Fukushima — Stop The Nukes
Date Monday March 11
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorNo Nukes Action Committee
Location Details
Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St/California St.
San Francisco
March 2019 N. California Events On 8th Anniversary of Fukushima

Fukushima Never Again!

On March 11, 2019 Remember Fukushima On The 8th Anniversary of the Nuclear Catastrophe Which Continues Today

On 8th anniversary of Fukushima nuclear meltdowns speakout against the restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants, for defense of the children and families of Fukushima and against the repression, attacks on journalists and anti-nuclear activists and move toward militarization

This is the 8th anniversary since the meltdowns of three nuclear reactors in Fukushima. Despite over 8 years the melted nuclear rods have yet to be removed and there are thousand of tons of radioactive water in tanks surrounding the plant. The Abe government has said told the world and the Olympics Committee that Fukushima has been decontaminated. This is a falsehood. The government has also raised the acceptable levels of radioactive contamination for the area and are demanding that families and children return or they will lose the subsidies for housing.
There has been an increase level of thyroid cancers on children and people in the region and the government has sought to censor this increasing rate of cancer.

On the 8th anniversary there will be several events in the bay area that we urged you to attend.


No More Fukushima Disasters
Monday March 11, 2019 3:00 PM
Rally at Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St./California St.
San Francisco
Sponsored by No Nukes Action Committee NNA
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Monday March 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Premier San Francisco Screening of “Beyond The Wave” about the life of anti-nuclear Japanese actor and Diet member Taro Yamamotof
Actor Taro Yamamoto lost his acting jobs when he spoke out against nuclear power. He ran and was elected as an independent Diet member who is opposed to nuclear power and militarization of Japan.
「ビヨンド・ザ・ウェイブ」 “Beyond The Wave" English subtitles
日時: 3月11日午後6時〜8:15 3/11 6 pm - 8:15 pm
場所: Millennium School
245 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Sponsored by Earth Gathering
https://goo.gl/e3C3Bt
More info:
Japan Diet Member Taro Yamamoto On Fukushima, War, Privatization & TPP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bySXUAXt5hE&t=359s


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30 PM
Fukushima, Nuclear Threats and The Growing Danger of War
Berkeley Screening of the John Pilger film “The Coming War On China”
Commentary by Grace Shimizu, Miho Kim and others
Berkeley Main Library Community Room
2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

John Pilger’s film looks at the history of nuclear weapons in the Pacific including in Bikini Islands where the US tested nuclear weapons and the continued radioactive contamination of the people. It also looks at the struggle of the Okinawa people against militarization and
Jeju, Korea where a a base is being constructed for the expansion of the US military.
With the growing militarization of Asia including the Abe government in Japan. I it is seeking to remove Article 9 in the constitution which forbids foreign military intervention unless Japan is attacked the government is seeking the full militarization of Japan. It is also pushing
a campaign around the world to deny that the Japanese military role in “Comfort Women” who were coerced and used as sex slaves to for the military. This denialism of history is part of the effort to defend the history of the imperial role of Japan and is connected to the drive
toward war.’
Sponsored by No Nukes Action Committee



For more information
No Nukes Action Committee
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

International Campaign

“Tokyo 2020 - The Radioactive Olympics”

https://globalethics.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ippnw-2018-07-11-tokyo-2020-the-radioactive-olympics-en.pdf


In 2020, Japan is inviting athletes from around the world to take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games. We are hoping for the games to be fair and peaceful. At the same time, we are worried about plans to host baseball and softball competitions in Fukushima City, just 50 km away from the ruins of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. It was here, in 2011, that multiple nuclear meltdowns took place, spreading radioactivity across Japan and the Pacific Ocean - a catastrophe comparable only to the nuclear meltdown of Chernobyl.

The ecological and social consequences of this catastrophe can be seen everywhere in the country: whole families uprooted from their ancestral homes, deserted evacuation zones, hundreds of thousands of bags of irradiated soil dumped all over the country, contaminated forests, rivers and lakes. Normality has not returned to Japan.

The reactors continue to be a radiation hazard as further catastrophes could occur at any time. Every day adds more radioactive contamination to the ocean, air and soil. Enormous amounts of radioactive waste are stored on the premises of the power plant in the open air. Should there be another earthquake, these would pose a grave danger to the population and the environment. The nuclear catastrophe continues today.

On the occasion of the Olympic Games 2020, we are planning an international campaign. Our concern is that athletes and visitors to the games could be harmed by the radioactive contamination in the region, especially those people more vulnerable to radiation, children and pregnant women.

According to official Japanese government estimates, the Olympic Games will cost more than the equivalent of 12 billion Euros. At the same time, the Japanese government is threatening to cut support to all evacuees who are unwilling to return to the region.

International regulations limit the permitted dose for the general public of additional radiation following a nuclear accident to 1 mSv per year. In areas where evacuation orders were recently lifted, the returning population will be exposed to levels up to 20 mSv per year. Even places that have undergone extensive decontamination efforts could be recontaminated at any time by unfavourable weather conditions, as mountains and forests serve as a continuous depot for radioactive particles.

Our campaign will focus on educating the public about the dangers of the nuclear industry. We will explain what health threats the Japanese population was and is exposed to today. Even during normal operations, nuclear power plants pose a threat to public health – especially to infants and unborn children.

There is still no safe permanent depository site for the toxic inheritance of the nuclear industry anywhere on earth, that is a fact.


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We plan to use the media attention generated by the Olympic Games to support Japanese initiatives calling for a nuclear phase-out and to promote a worldwide energy revolution: away from fossil and nuclear fuels and towards renewable energy generation.

We need to raise awareness of the involvement of political representatives around the world in the military- industrial complex.

We denounce the attempt of the Japanese government to pretend that normality has returned to the contaminated regions of Japan.

We call on all organisations to join our network and help us put together a steering group to coordinate this campaign. The Olympic Games are still two years away – now is still time to get organised.

We look forward to hearing from you, with best regards,

For the campaign „Nuclear Free Olympic Games 2020“: Annette Bänsch-Richter-Hansen Jörg Schmid Henrik Paulitz Alex Rosen
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 5th, 2019 10:05 AM
§Workers Still Trying To Remove Melted Nuclear Rods
by No Nukes Action Committee Tuesday Mar 5th, 2019 10:05 AM
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Eight years after the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima the nuclear rods that melted still have not been removed from the reactors and residents are being coerced to return to the contaminated area. The Abe government has is trying to have Olympic events close to the plant to propagandize the world that everything is OK and the area has been decontaminated.

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On the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, A Fukushima Child Evacuee’s Letter to the International Community

Dear citizens and friends,

My name is Yumi, I’m a high school student now living in Kyoto, Japan. First, look at this photo of my scribbled note on a sheet of paper.

It reads, “I have been through so much pain and sorrow. So I have the RIGHT to speak out: ‘Zero nuclear power! No nukes! No bringing in radioactive contaminated waste!’ I am a child evacuee from the Fukushima nuclear disaster."

I wrote it when I was an elementary school student soon after my mother and I were evacuated together from Fukushima to Kyoto.

In nearby communities my mother was crying out against nuclear power and telling the public how she had struggled to evacuate from the nuclear disaster.

At that time, being an elementary school student, I had no choice but to accompany her and listen to her speeches.

As a kid, her stories of the nuclear power accident were too difficult to understand, and to be honest, all a bit boring.

I remember a drawing pad and writing utensils I always used to take with me to pass the time drawing pictures.

In gatherings and meetings, my mother shed tears expressing her "No to nuclear power” pleas to the public.

Suddenly one day, a vision of my grandfather, cousins and the old classmates I had been parted from, and now far away, appeared in my mind’s eye.

I felt hatred for nuclear power and the disaster which caused this tragedy rise up in me.

This was how and why even as a kid I felt compelled to write down those sentences.

Eight years has passed since then, all the feelings I had back then are fading as the years roll by, but whenever I look at this piece of paper I remember those feelings as clearly as if it was just yesterday.

In Fukushima City where my family lived, due to the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, they detected 600 times higher doses of radiation than before the accident.

However, the government of Japan did not issue any evacuation order for the residents.

So far I don't have had any serious health issues, but a great fear strikes me whenever I hear the child thyroid cancer incidences in Fukushima prefecture have increased, and especially every time I myself undergo a yearly thyroid medical examination.

One reason for this is the memory of the unstoppable nose bleeds I suffered in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

I have heard that the health effects of radiation can occur not only right after the irradiation, but also after many years, and there are not a few cases of this.

Along with my mother, I have become a member of plaintiffs of "the Kansai class action 2

lawsuit for damages caused by the nuclear accident."

The aim is to fight against the government of Japan and TEPCO, to create a safer society, which of course includes my family and friends in Fukushima, and to prevent another tragic nuclear accident from ever happening again.

Till now I was just following my mother’s footsteps.

However, from now on, as one of the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, I am determined to do what I can do on my own, step by step, just as my mother has done and continues to do.

We the nuclear evacuees of Fukushima thank you for your much-needed continuing support.

Thank you.

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

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