‘Game Changer’: Former Prime Ministers team up to win Tokyo election and end nuclear power — It’s endangering the existence of Japan… “Our nation’s survival is at stake” — “Could have biggest influence ever on national politics”

Published: January 14th, 2014 at 2:32 pm ET
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Kyodo, Jan. 14, 2014: Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa said Tuesday he will run in the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election with an antinuclear agenda after securing the backing of popular former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi […] The move […] could have game-changing impact on the race for the helm of the Japanese capital […] “I have made my decision to run in the Tokyo governor election,” Hosokawa told reporters after meeting Koizumi. “I have a sense of crisis myself that the country’s various problems, especially nuclear power plants, are matters of survival for the country.” […] Koizumi indicated the main focus of the election will be whether to pursue nuclear power or not, calling the election “a war between the group that says Japan can grow with zero nuclear power plants” and the group that says it cannot. […]

Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 14, 2014: […] “I have a sense of crisis that various problems facing Japan today, especially the issue of nuclear power generation, will endanger the existence of our country,” Hosokawa said, explaining the reason for his candidacy. […] Koizumi said the Tokyo gubernatorial election will be a contest between pro- and anti-nuclear forces. “My belief is that Japan will be able to do without nuclear energy. Hosokawa also has the same belief. That is the biggest reason for my support of him,” he said. […] Koizumi told reporters, “I expressed my respects to Hosokawa from the heart. I will do my utmost so that Hosokawa wins the election.” Koizumi said the Tokyo gubernatorial election could have “the biggest influence ever on national politics.” “If the Tokyo metropolitan government shows that it can go without nuclear power generation, it will certainly be able to change Japan,” he said. Koizumi also said, “If Hosokawa becomes Tokyo governor, he will have a major influence that could shake national politics on the issues of energy and nuclear power generation.” […]

Wall St. Journal, Jan. 14, 2014: [Former Prime Ministers Hosokawa and Koizumi] are expected to stir up the gubernatorial race and bring the energy debate back into the national spotlight. That will likely dismay of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which would rather not have the divisive issue become an election focal point. […] Mr. Hosokawa said […] “I have a sense of crisis that our nation’s survival is at stake over nuclear power.”

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “Candidates need to discuss not only the issue of nuclear energy but also other issues facing Tokyo properly, including preparations for the 2020 Olympics and a long list of children waiting to enroll in nursery schools.”

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254 comments to ‘Game Changer’: Former Prime Ministers team up to win Tokyo election and end nuclear power — It’s endangering the existence of Japan… “Our nation’s survival is at stake” — “Could have biggest influence ever on national politics”

  • a google search of manta+nuclear regulatory will show you that all of our supposedly public government agencies are all privately owned companies,,, who's only interest is profit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGWp8Oph-b8 this video shows how your local govts are also privately owned companies,, when you put profit above people you end up with waves of deceit and blackmailed agents throughout the lands, waters and the air itself.

  • "Discovery Channel: Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radiation.

    "Despite experts saying the radiation discovered on a California beach was a health risk, the Discovery Channel host blames “conspiracy hawks” for freaking out about the issue, despite admitting that background radiation on the beach is 7 times normal levels.

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  • demise demise

    They're minds are in the wrong place. The triple meltdown should be the main focus of the country without political hindrance. It will be too late before they get the message and get real help before all of North America in contaminated and the North Pacific ecosystem is essentially dead. The Western states are already full of hot spots and the coast waters are already baron. A catastrophe already in full gear, but media and government are lying to keep the peace. When it is clear what is happening, riots will erupt and it will be a perfect opportunity for Marshall Law which is exactly what Obama wants.

  • American Phoenix57

    Childhood Cancer in South Florida Study Finds Cause in Nuclear Plant Radiation Emissions

    Drinking Water Most Likely Source Miami, Florida

    A South Florida Baby Teeth and Cancer Case Study, that was officially released today, finds that infants and children are especially vulnerable to cancer caused by federally-permitted radiation releases from nuclear reactors, such as the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants, located in southeast Florida.

    The five-year baby teeth study, also known as the Tooth Fairy Project, found a 37% rise in the average levels of radioactive Strontium-90 (Sr-90) in southeast Florida baby teeth from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. When compared with baby teeth collected from 18 Florida counties, the highest levels of Sr-90 were found in the six southeast Florida counties closest to the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear reactors: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River.

    The current rise of radiation levels in baby teeth in Florida and in the U.S. as a whole reverses a long-term downward trend in Sr-90 levels since the 1960s, after President Kennedy banned aboveground testing of nuclear weapons 1963, due to concerns about increasing childhood cancer and leukemia rates from fallout.

    Radioactive Sr-90 is a known carcinogen, which is only produced by fission reactions in nuclear weapons or reactors. It enters the body along with chemically similar calcium, and is stored in bone and teeth, where it can…

    • American Phoenix57

      cont'd. . .

      measured years later using well-established laboratory techniques.

      Significantly, the study documented that the average levels of Sr-90 found in the teeth of children diagnosed with cancer were nearly twice as high as those found in the teeth of children without cancer. Dr. Ernest Sternglass, Professor Emeritus of Radiation Physics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and co-author of the study said that although radioactive emissions can enter the air, soil and diet, the most significant source of Sr-90 in southeast Florida children's teeth is groundwater, the primary source of southeast Florida's public
      drinking supply. This is due to the area's high rainfall and shallow aquifer.

      The study found the highest levels of radioactivity in samples of
      drinking water found within 20 miles of the Turkey Point (located south of Miami) and St. Lucie (located north West Palm Beach) nuclear power plants, while levels of radioactivity were significantly lower in water samples further away from the reactors.

      The rise in Sr-90 levels in both drinking water and baby teeth
      parallels a 32.5% rise in cancer rates in children under 10 in the
      southeast Florida counties, which are closest to the nuclear power
      plants. This compares with a average 10.8% rise in national childhood cancer rates from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.

      • American Phoenix57

        cont'd. . .

        The baby teeth study conclusions are consistent with the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admission that children age 2 and younger are 10 times more susceptible than adults to the cancer causing effects of toxic chemicals and radioactivity. According to the National Cancer Institute's SEER Cancer Statistics Review, from early 1970s to late 1990s, U.S. childhood cancer overall has increased by 26%, brain cancer by 50%, leukemia by 45% and bone cancer by 40%.

        There is now substantial evidence that exposure to federally-permitted radiation releases from nuclear reactors is a significant cause of increasing childhood cancer rates in southeast Florida, as well as a risk factor for cancer in Americans of all ages, said Dr. Jerry Brown, the study's co-author and Founding Professor, Florida International
        University in Miami. Dr. Brown noted that, the recent 2003
        Recommendations of the European Committee on Radiation Risk found that the world-wide health effects of very low levels of radioactivity have been vastly underestimated.

        • American Phoenix57

          cont'd. . .

          In a Statement on Baby Teeth Study, Samuel Epstein, M.D., wrote, Given prior evidence of the relationship between childhood cancer and radioactive emissions from 103 aging nuclear power plants in the U.S., and the well established biological risks of radioactive Strontium-90, it is now critical to recognize that radioactive emissions from
          commercial nuclear power plants pose a grave threat to public health in southeast Florida and throughout the nation.

          Dr. Epstein is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, and Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition.

          The study was conducted by the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP) and funded by the Health Foundation of South Florida. The Radiation and Pubic Health Project is an independent not-for-profit research organization, established by scientists and physicians to investigate the links between environmental radiation, cancer and public health. The Health Foundation of South Florida, a not-for-profit grantmaking foundation, is dedicated to expanding access to affordable,
          quality health care and providing funding that directly benefits the health and well being of underserved individuals in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $42 million in grants and direct program support.

          • weeman

            Great post AP57, you have my mind racing, I have always looked at levels of radiation in adults for a benchmark, no, no, no they must be much lower than that if we are to protect our offspring and I am sure the authorities do the same, this must change, thanks for another link in my mind.

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