Famous Japanese Actress: Gov’t is covering up Fukushima crisis — “Our nation has a right to know” — People who write the truth on Internet will be punished under new law — TV stars in Japan are to never discuss political views

Published: September 18th, 2013 at 8:31 pm ET
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Japan Times, Sept. 18, 2013: Norika Fujiwara [former Miss Japan] has broken an unwritten rule of the television business: sharing her political views. The popular model and actress has come out against a bill that stiffens penalties against civil servants who leak classified information. [...] In a message posted on Friday, Fujiwara accused the government of covering up the truth about the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and spreading misinformation about radiation and leaks of radioactive water there. “As a citizen I am really concerned about it,” Fujiwara wrote in another message. “Our nation has a right to know.” [...] “Once the bill is signed, the people who will write the truth on the Internet (or through other means) will be punished,” she stressed. [...]

Tokyo Reporter, Sept. 15, 2013: Norika Fujiwara says Secret Security Act could allow government to withhold information, such as radiation readings [...]

See also: Report: TEPCO paid for creation of a blacklist of actors and musicians who are against nuclear industry

Published: September 18th, 2013 at 8:31 pm ET
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52 comments to Famous Japanese Actress: Gov’t is covering up Fukushima crisis — “Our nation has a right to know” — People who write the truth on Internet will be punished under new law — TV stars in Japan are to never discuss political views

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Perhaps somebody should explain to the governments of this world…

    Power is like water, the more you tighten your grip on it, the quicker it escapes your grasp.


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    • Anthony Anthony

      You abuse power you lose power.


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      • We Not They Finally

        And that takes HOW long? And HOW much damage is done in the interim? And WHO gets to reverse the nuclear cabal's grip on power for the last seventy years?

        It's not a maxim, people. It doesn't happen automatically, sometimes power just changes hands, and the dead and dying may not have any guarantees at all, much less the time to wait.

        Sorry for the doom and gloom. Really. I so prefer being cheerful!


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    • Gasser Gasser

      *The Great Charade

      When we played our Nuclear charade

      We were like scientist posing

      Playing radioactive games, acting out fames

      Guessing the at parts we made

      Oh what a horror we made

      We came on next to closing

      Best on the bill, energy producers until

      Isotopes left the masquerade

      Tsunami seemed to pull the strings

      We turned and the water was gone

      While from boiling fuel pool wings

      The reactor melted on

      Sad bullshit serenade
      
Wrong of scientist composing
      
I see it still, I always will

      Worst on the bill

      Charade


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  • VanneV anne

    Passing this law won't make the radiation go away. The perceived necessity for such a law only proves how really horrible the situation is.

    We already can guess that many deaths from radiation exposure have already been covered up.

    The truth is the only way to atone and to redeem the past. The world needs to learn from the mistakes of the past, or they will just keep being made all around the world, over and over again.

    The nuclear establishment can only exist by lying about the horrible health effects of radiation exposure. Is the death and extinction of all humans worth all the lies and deception?

    I heard on the last nuclear hot seat interview that the people evacuated from around Fukushima were put in an area where the radiation is even greater due to the winds carrying the fallout.


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    • VanneV anne

      This statement of the higher radioactivity of the place where people were put after leaving the exclusion zone was stated by Alison Katz of Independent WHO, when interviewed by Libbe HaLevy, Host and Producer
      http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/nuclear-hotseat-118-whoiaea-unholy-alliance-lies-intl-nuclear-health-stats/#sthash.Ey6SHuE2.dpuf


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    • VanneV anne

      Hiding the information of radiation readings in Japan will not erase the liability for all the people (billions) who will die because of exposure to the plutonium released into the atmosphere by the reactor explosions. The world needs the truth so that all reactors can be shut down and an attempt be made to save the human genome.

      Hiding the truth actually makes the liability so much greater.


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    • nedlifromvermont

      @Anne .. Anne, we are on to them …

      We had a little Town Meeting in Brattleboro tonight, about how the Town will cope with the closing of Vermont Yankee, and the loss of many well-paying jobs … the nukers make $100K per year, while the median family income in Windham County. Vermont, is only $40K: that is the price of "blood money" … 2 and 1/2 times normal pay … to get Americans to sell out their morality, and peddle nuclear power …

      But Germany now shows, how many more jobs can be produced with alt energy projects …

      And the natural gas play is killing nuke in the east …

      And I refrained from asking .. "How does Vernon, Vermont, get its life back, after the nuclear plant closes (if we are lucky enough to have it survive its final fuel cycle, without desperate mishap) if Entergy chooses 'Safstor': 60 years of active fuel pool management, and a radioactive gun to the head, from any passing tornado, or terrorist, or enemy bombing … for the next six decades, … a time which going back would take us to the French still ruling in Indochina, or the Nautilus, undergoing sea trials … back to a time when before I was born, before Price-Anderson protections had been extended to an infant nuclear power industry … because it COULD NOT BE INSURED, no matter how many MIT 'Rasmussen' frauds these guys could buy with their New York money …

      No Anne, I did not ask that question … and spoil the 'nicey, nicey'

      But I wish I woulda'

      peace …


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      • We Not They Finally

        Price Anderson was just a symptom of the military industrial complex. Build more bombs at ANY cost and leave civilians with the bill. Mr. Price and Mr. Anderson are undoubtedly long since dead, but the band plays on.

        Go bigger….


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear was developed to exterminate people, so get away from it.

    As for educating yourself (I'm speaking to every woman, child, and man), listen to Helen Caldicott.


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  • teamplayer

    Kudos to Ms. Fujiwara for speaking out.
    It takes brave souls to speak truth to power, and risk blacklisting.
    Japanese government…. we're on to you.
    We know you continually lie and we can't trust your readings, anyway.


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  • yohananw

    “But when vital information is secretly kept from free people, they are no longer free, and there can be no meaningful debate of the most crucial problem facing our nation and the rest of the people of this world…’The duty to survive gives us the right to know.’”
    These are in the last lines of the important book: Ernest Sternglass. Secret fallout: Low-level radiation from Hiroshima to Three-Mile Island. 1981. http://www.ki4u.com/secretfallout.pdf
    (Revision of 1972 Low-Level Radiation.)


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    • Mack Mack

      @yohananw — Thank you for posting Dr. Sternglass' book.

      Here's something of interest —>

      The book was written in 1972, and it says radiation people received back then was an annual average dose of 100 millirads.

      They don't use millirads as a measurement anymore, but I think this converts to 1 millisievert; but can someone double check that please.

      If it does convert to 1 millisievert, then the average annual dose per person in the U.S. has increased 620% since 1972.

      That means in 41 years, the average dose for people in the U.S. has increased by 620%.

      [The EPA says average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is 6.2 milliSieverts (620 millirem)...which by the way, the NRC recently raised the background radiation to 620 millirem, which doubled it from the previous level of 320.]

      Also, and this is important —>

      The NRC allows 1 millisievert a year exposure just from nuclear effluent, which is the radiation released from nuclear power plants.

      That's 1 millisievert over and above what we already get from background radiation.

      Source: 56 FR 23398

      § 20.1301 Dose limits for individual members of the public.

      "(a) Each licensee shall conduct operations so that -

      (1) The total effective dose equivalent to individual members of the public from the licensed operation does not exceed 0.1 rem (1 mSv) in a year, exclusive of the dose contributions from background radiation…


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    • tarpus

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John Kennedy


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    • nedlifromvermont

      Second the thank you for the Sternglas quote, and yes, I believe you have that right … 10 millisieverts = 1 rem/rad so 100 miilirad = 1 millisievert … and 500 rem = 5 Sieverts is Lethal Dose 50%/21 days … and 10 Sieverts will kill anyone within one hour … and well, yes, the radiation insult to life on earth, from this man-made technology to exploit poor old uranium, for getting so fat in the nucleus, that it is unstable, and can be fissioned (plutonium then forthcoming) …

      well it's just plain old obscene!!!

      peace, newsers!


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Governments that heavily suppress the truth are governments in the process of dying.


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  • These are gut wrenching considerations.
    They are escalating from 2 1/2 yrs of lies and coverups…
    to pre-meditated murder.

    Our country is currently attempting to bypass same issues…
    and god knows we have all sorts of skeletons in our closets..
    ….future ones's as well.

    We've got to find a stick!


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  • Seems like some Japanese are starting to wise up. But evil TepGov is fighting back. "has come out against a bill that stiffens penalties against civil servants who leak classified information." Shades of the persecution of Bradley/Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. The truth hurts, folks.


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  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Norika Fujiwara – You are most honourable.


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  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    This is just the beginning. Assassinations and then martial law are next. That's why I'm living it up now while I can.

    Now you understand me.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Regrettably, probably true. Yoichi Shimatsu, a great Japanese-American journalist who travels back and forth, says that ordinary Japanese are broke and spending no money, and that no one can mount an opposition to Shinzo Abe. He expects martial law and he knows that territory well.


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  • DeSwiss

    ''When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals.'' ~Anon


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  • razzz razzz

    When you (Japanese government) are losing the game, change the rules.

    In the US, government employees have to sign NDs (non-disclosure agreements) or you get fired or not hired. That is happening now with the Benghazi survivors from over a year ago as they are kept from testifying in front of Congressional hearings. Lots of witness to the events there but not being allowed to speak.


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  • The military and the nuclear industry both do the same thing..

    They swear everyone to secrecy and then abuse the heck out of them, knowing that they cannot even talk to a lawyer about having their rights and health violated.

    Using love by twisting it into a pretzel, and then using that love as a sword to hurt or kill people…


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  • Because our new God is the atom bomb and the priests are nuclear experts, we must worship and obey them, even if they lie…


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  • Send your money and your first born… post haste.


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  • m a x l i

    This sentence in The Japan Times makes me wonder:

    "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday to put Masako Mori, minister for measures against the declining birthrate, in charge of a state secrets protection bill."

    Is there a connection between what is going on at maternity wards and state secrets – two things that would seem rather unrelated in a different country or at different times?


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    The Japanese government does not want its' people to know when to board a plane and bug out. Less seats available for government and big shots of industry, when they want to skedaddle.

    I guess that may be the real purpose of the TSA. When the shit hits the fan, only the captains of industry and the government dudes can board. Like the lifeboat regulators on the Titanic. Only it won't be women and children who get the lifeboat. Does Japan have a TSA?

    Must be something like the U.S. continuity of government thingie. But about that I have not got a real clue because people are not supposed to know about. Just ask Ollie North, he knows all about it.

    But you and I cannot know about it. Even congressmen cannot ask about it without getting the evil eye from old Ollie. So the people who represent us can't tell us what it is, and maybe do not even know. I have no silver spoon from birth, so I just have to be content that our shadow of a government is doing a good job rearranging their deck chairs on our Titanic, and suck it up (radioactive everything.) I suuuupooose . The Japanese must have learned a lot from our government people since coming under the U.S. thumb.


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  • tinkr55

    Kudos to Ms. Fujiwara! I hope their are more outspoken, famous people in Japan who will follow her lead. At he same time, I hope she does not end up like Karen Silkwood…


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  • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    .Former NSA Head Promotes Chinese Style Internet Takeover .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g0xlHc9xGQ


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  • We Not They Finally

    Good for this beautiful young woman risking so much to do this.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Civil service is to be given willingly and not by force..whether by law or social pressure.

    Even if there are few leaks now.. many people..and more people every day..know the truth in their hearts.

    And we simply can not tell future generations that we didn't try..no matter the station in life.

    This is not a legal issue..this is a moral issue.


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  • markww markww

    TRUTH WILL ALWAYS WIN OVER LIARS. YOU PUT THE BAD GUYS IN JAIL. PEOPLE PLANET WIDE HAVE A RIGHT TO VOICE THEIR OPINION. WHEN YOU AS A COUNTRY TRY TO SUPPRESS YOUR PEOPLE YOUR NOTHING BUT THE BOTTOMS OF SHOES IN DUNG.
    MARKWW


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  • isogoodhumans

    Re:
    This sentence in The Japan Times makes me wonder:

    "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday to put Masako Mori, minister for measures against the declining birthrate, in charge of a state secrets protection bill."

    Is there a connection between what is going on at maternity wards and state secrets – two things that would seem rather unrelated in a different country or at different times?

    ——

    I believe that if Japanese women knew the probability of defects(many caused by Fukushima), they wold be even less inclined to beaqr children. That is why the same Minister is in charge.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Many countries are now below the required 2.1 birth rate to maintain their countries populations..

    The beauty of the many spewed invisible poisons and rampant increasing radiation contamination being one of them.


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