Book: Mentally handicapped working at Fukushima plant after meltdowns — Often given worse radiation suits than regular employees

Published: February 21st, 2012 at 10:51 am ET


Title: How the Yakuza went nuclear
Source: Telegraph
Author: Jake Adelstein
Date: 11:30AM GMT 21 Feb 2012

[…] an explosive book recently published in Japan [by] Tomohiko Suzuki, calls “Japan’s nuclear mafia… A conglomeration of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, the shady nuclear industry, their lobbyists…” And at the centre of it all stands Japan’s actual mafia: the yakuza.[…]

For his book, The Yakuza and the Nuclear Industry, Suzuki went undercover at Fukushima to find first-hand evidence of the long-rumoured ties between the nuclear industry and the yakuza. […]

His fellow workers, found Suzuki, were a motley crew of homeless, chronically unemployed Japanese men, former yakuza, debtors who owed money to the yakuza, and the mentally handicapped. Suzuki claims the regular employees at the plant were often given better radiation suits than the yakuza recruits. (Tepco has admitted that there was a shortage of equipment in the disaster’s early days.) The regular employees were allowed to pass through sophisticated radiation monitors while the temporary labourers were simply given hand rods to monitor their radiation exposure. […]

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Published: February 21st, 2012 at 10:51 am ET


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36 comments to Book: Mentally handicapped working at Fukushima plant after meltdowns — Often given worse radiation suits than regular employees

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Where's is the U.N.? THE USA? WHERE IS ANYBODY ABOUT THE CRIMES BEING COMMITTED BY TEPCO AND JAPAN GOV?!??! I'm ashamed to call this Planet my home. 🙁 i want off.

    • InfoPest InfoPest

      After reading the previous article about covering the harbor floor with concrete and now reading this article about Japan’s actual mafia: the Yakuza, being involved in the "cleanup" is there any doubt that there will literally skeletons under that concrete.

    • All that is lacking is reports about young children and the hospice patients being sent to work at FUKU..

      I look at it kind of like a world war. What happens when average people wise up and refuse to fight anymore?

      Well, the generals either have to DRAFT people, or they end up with those who are too mentally disturbed or young to know the dangers involved.

      Could this be the last desperate clawings by a desperate regime trying to maintain their hold on power, their hold on this life destroying and anti life energy?

      Can you imagine what kind of energy source Satan might come up with if he really existed?

      What could be worse than a 'fuel' that you heat water with for 30 years, but then it poisons all workers involved from beginning to end, and if the plant leaks, melts down or blows up, it poisons thousands of square miles so no one can ever live there again for millions of years.

      Very little has changed since Chernobyl blew up and radiated everyone, except that many more nuclear accidents, meltdowns, melt throughs and ‘accidental’ radiation releases happened, plus way more radioactive substances are now in the air, on the ground and in the ocean as well as inside all of us.

      How many radioactive elements and isotopes are released from something like Fukushima, some of which eventually end up inside all of us?

      According to Asahi: about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials have been released from Fukushima reactors.

      Let’s focus on just 93 out of the 1,000 total, shall we? There are 93 different long lived radioactive elements that hang around and pollute both the environment and us for at least 17,000 years and up to BILLIONS of years in total decay life. Want to see the list of all 93?

      Thanks Satan.. great gift. Your minions love you…

      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        Satan's minions are the rulers of the world. They are sociopaths and psychopaths, lacking in compassion and moral conscience. They are unscrupulous enough to claw their way to the top without caring who they hurt, and escaping all guilt by any means possible. The Giant Vampire S

    • It kind of fits in a way.. Who here would be really surprised if the whole industry globally is full of gangster types, not just in Japan?

      After all, who would use depleted uranium weapons, knowing that the uranium dust is both radioactive and poisonous to both enemy and our own troops, who will then suffer for many future generations?

      Agent Orange was bad enough, but now the warmongers poisons are getting worse, and radioactive DU weapons of mass destruction that kill for MILLIONS OF YEARS are celebrated and used in ALL countries, right in the middle of cities.

      What kind of minds does it take to come up with these WMD weapons that kill innocents for millions of years?

      What kinds of minds does it take to USE these weapons?

      What kinds of minds does it take to justify and excuse and spin these poisons to make them sound safe and harmless, just like the military industrial complex did during Vietnam for Agent Orange?

      It took 30-40 years for the truth to partially come out after Vietnam. Now Vietnam/China are both Communist AND they are BOTH our favorite nation trading partners. Huh? Whatever happened to the war on Communism?

      Why did we poison and bomb those millions of people then?

      Why are we doing WORSE things in Iraq and Afghanistan and all around the world? 80% of Fallujah babies are born with deformities and worse.. Are they terrorists?

      Wake up people…

  • Sickputer

    I woudl say most people would be shocked, but not the regulars at Enenews. We are not shocked, just aware that the response to controlling the disaster has been far short of what is needed and the ownership at Tepco has engaged in condoning terrible human rights violations of workers.

    The ridiculous flimsy white coveralls, lack of full head gear with oxygen tanks…these are things workers in the complex have the right to wear if they want to have any chance to survive their assignments.

    The Tepco ownership factions are beyond disgrace…there is little doubt many are criminals who need to be in prison for crimes against humanity. Or better yet…round up the owners and Yakuza bosses, outfit them in the flimsy suits and send them on duty at Reactor 2 to retrieve Quince the lost robot. If they finsish that task then on to Reactor 4 for concrete repair.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Yes no surprise, but still pisses me off so bad.

    • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

      Where have we seen this ideology in history's past??? Hmm, Hmm, another clue to add to the sleuth bucket, yes, yes.

      • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

        And now we at least have some visual evidence in the attached story to what I have supposed all along. That is, most if not all the released materials are traveling to the East, NOT to the South, West, nor the North, but to the East. I realize this evidence is inconclusive but can be added to the hypothesis that this may not have been a natural disaster but a carefully orchestrated event in which the true target wasn't the Japanese people but the the West coast of America.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    This is so disgusting.
    I'd say the responible Tepcoclowns themselves could well be describes as mentally handicapped, though more in a psychopathic way than the poor souls they're taking advantage of.

    • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

      I don't BELIEVE Tepcoclowns are the ones responsible B&B.

    • I wonder how many of these 'mentally disabled' are the direct or indirect result of the nuclear industry; whether Hiroshima, Nagasaki, power plant emissions, spent fuel, uranium mining, accidents, meltdowns, melt throughs, leaks, etc?

      "P. Flor-Henry reported that the observed depressive status-displays and clinical syndromes such as schizophrenia and CFS, that prevail amongst a high percentage of the liquidators, are accompanied by organic changes in the brain ………. They believe this indicates that various neurological and psychiatric illnesses can be caused by exposure to radiation levels between 0.15 and 0.5 Sievert..Flor-Henry also reported that similar clinical syndromes, which are accompanied by EEG changes in the left cerebrum, have also been observed amongst liquidators suffering from acute radiation syndrome. It surprises him that neither these psychiatric illnesses nor EEG-changes have appeared amongst the Russian veterans of the lost war in Afghanistan.……………. It is possible to prove that cerebral changes in Chernobyl liquidators and veterans of the first Gulf War, as well as the war in Bosnia, are very similar. Flor-Henry attributes this to the use of projectiles containing uranium ………”

      Dr Chris Busby health effects of radiation

  • zaadik

    There is no such thing as a radiation suit.

  • Bobby1

    Hitler and the Nazis murdered over 200,000 mentally and physically handicapped people.

    Tepco and the Japanese gov't are doing the same thing.

    They are engaging in a war of extermination of the Japanese people.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      THERE YOU GO BOBBY IN A NUTSHELL. We fought the GERMANS and won. WHERE ARE WE NOW?!?! This disgusts me to a new level. Sending to Langley right now. INCREDIBLE HORRIBLE CRIMINAL!

  • or-well

    "Rad suits spacey
    law suits paper
    black stuff falling
    meet your maker!"

    Children calling
    out in play
    "Let me live
    another day!"

    rhyme adapting
    in their games,
    bearing the cost
    of nuclear shame.

    They're the future,
    paying the price
    of the dealers in death
    and nuclear vice.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Fukushima "You have Got to get MAD" update 2/20/12
    I'll ADD this too Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Network – Mad as hell

  • many moons

    Fukushima has blown the sheeps clothing off the wolves…we all know now who is running Japan…looking at those facts we can cast an eye on…the US goverment…whould they be of the same breed?

  • bleep_hits_blades

    many moons, re close organized crime and CIA/govt. ties in the USA, that is pretty well known, and that the govt. is involved in the illegal drug trade. Recreational drugs are kept illegal to keep the prices up, not for any good reason; drug use problems are better treated as a medical/mental health issue than a criminal one. They won't legalize pot, the most harmless of all recreational drugs, mainly I think because that would harm the business/profits in the more lucrative (and physically harmful, addictive) drugs.

    Catherine Austin Fitts has written a lot on this subject & there are several good books about it. (COMPROMISED by Terry Reed is one.)

    • StillJill StillJill

      I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to have to pull a Charleton Heston when/if 'they' ever come to take my pot away,…"From my COLD, DEAD hands"! Although come to think of it,….'they'd' like it that way, huh?

  • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

    Subliminal propaganda, the most powerful mind control technique known to man. It is true the Japanese suffered great heartache and horrific losses from Hiroshima and Nagasaki but I propose that millions of Americans have died since in the wake of those explosions from the highly radioactive fallout that quickly trans-versed the the Pacific via the Jet Stream…

    So again I propose that even then the true intended target of the bombs was not the Japanese people although they were victims in the plans, but the West coast of the United States. For it was the West coast of the U.S. that was the thorn in the side of Hitlers plan of world domination. So what to do? Had to go back to the think tank and devise another strategy. It is like the Chess game where an opponent is willing to sacrifice a more dominate piece in order to gain the advantage over the other opponent and the main directive, checkmate the nemesis. Was it not both Britain and the U.S. allied forces that had apparently gained victory and defeated Hitler? Or did they…..I think the U.S. was infiltrated by means of the Vril (Flying Saucers) that the German scientists had already completed long before the first bomb was ever dropped on Pearl Harbor. With these and the Tesla Technology of the Tazer (First introduce to the the American public in the Clint Eastwood movie Magnum Force) I believe what military forces existed in America at the time prior to the U.S. entering the WW2 arena were taken over and controlled by Germany. Germany had neither the capitol nor fuel to carry out the plan of world domination. Seems that both of these road blocks were solved by the U.S. in both capitol and oil. Is it not strange that Germany has emerged as the lone Financial power house in the European Union as the rest of the world clamors in financial despair and debt. Isn't odd that since 2008 54trillion dollars of the worlds wealth has just vanished into thin…

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Which bombs are you talking about?
      Are you seriously suggesting a German Nazi leader blew up Fuku to harm the US west coast?

      LOL. If so, you lost it, friend.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    It's the culture of the Japanese. They think they can actually save these plants and have people return home. When I heard the manager telling workers ' we must save this plant as it is the pride of Japanese" that's all I needed to hear. Truly the culture is much different and that is what they truly believe.

  • PattieB PattieB

    This film on this page shows the FLAT-OUT LIES that the UN has allowed to be held as fact, at the cost of the worlds children!

    • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

      In the light of the Fukushima disaster there shouldn't even BE ANY consideration of building another nuclear power plant EVER!

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi Laterlukemayb

        I AGREE with you!!!! Time for new safer energy, including new ways to fuel our cars.

  • CaptD CaptD

    What if abusing workers is not the most important thing?

    MORE News first suggested here on HP by the Japanese Irregulars­!

    Report says RISK of terrorism greater after Fukushima
    The Japanese government continues to strengthen it’s prospects of providing electricit­y from nuclear power in Japan, when a commission proposed that the government introduce background checks on workers at nuclear stations. Japan ‘s nuclear industry has been exposed for using illegal workers at nearly all of it’s nuclear power stations, usually saving these sub-contrac­t workers to avoid the Employment Security Law which is designed to ensure proper working conditions are in place.

    The commission has been discussing ways to strengthen security at nuclear facilities in light of recommenda­tions from the Internatio­nal Atomic Energy Agency.The background checks may cover criminal records and financial situations such as loan balances. Many of the sub-contrac­t workers have been found to be affiliated with a variety of internatio­nal criminal groups, most notably the Yakuza, a Japanese crime syndicate.­…

  • CaptD CaptD

    What is wrong with this "Picture"?

    1. Tepco is one the "GANGS" that runs Japan.
    2. What is good for TEPCO is good for Japan.
    3. The Japanese people MUST OBEY TEPCO for the "GOOD" of the Country.
    4. The financial health of TEPCO is more important than the physical health,
    … of the Japanese People and all their FUTURE children!
    5. Only TEPCO knows what is best, all others must BOW to TEPCO's Rule.
    Japan is now a majority TEPCO Stock Owner, where is their TEPCO Board seat and who is asking questions and demanding answers for all those in Tokyo receiving TEPCO's radioactiv­e fallout?

    This is UNACCEPTAB­LE!

    Who wants to star in a Japanese radioactiv­e pollution Film!

  • CaptD CaptD

    How much nuclear "clean-up" money will find it's way into GANG pockets?

    Is the Government even able to "follow" all this money; remember their will be many, many HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of Yen…

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Profile of a Sociopath..
    Simplified, quick reference: