Japan Lawmaker: “Children coming down with many health problems… this is reality” — CNN: “Many parents of Fukushima blame nuclear accident” for higher cancer rate (VIDEOS)

Published: November 9th, 2013 at 1:01 am ET


Reuters, Nov. 7, 2013 — Taro Yamamoto, Upper House lawmaker: The fact that I myself handed over a letter to the Emperor is just because I wanted him to know my personal feelings about the current situation on the ground. In eastern Japan there are children coming down with many health problems and there are people who are working in radioactive conditions who are just being ignored – this is the reality. I just wanted to convey that to him.

Watch the Reuters report here

CNN, Nov. 7, 2013 (at 2:30 in): Before the triple meltdown, health authorities estimated 1 or 2 in a million children would be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The government has screened 216,000 Fukushima children, so far 44 have been diagnosed or suspected of having thyroid cancer. But the government has kept the details secret. It normally takes more than 5 years for thyroid cancer symptoms to show after exposure. Its only been 3 since the disaster. Still, some experts say the unexpected high rate may simply be that doctors are looking. But many parents of Fukushima blame the nuclear accident.

Watch the CNN broadcast here

Published: November 9th, 2013 at 1:01 am ET


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23 comments to Japan Lawmaker: “Children coming down with many health problems… this is reality” — CNN: “Many parents of Fukushima blame nuclear accident” for higher cancer rate (VIDEOS)

  • pkjn

    Japan lawmaker reprimanded after emperor letter hits nerve
    TOKYO Fri Nov 8, 2013
    (Reuters) –
    On Friday, Parliament's upper house barred Yamamoto from attending events with the imperial family and issued a stern warning, an official said.
    Yamamoto, an actor and anti-nuclear activist elected to the upper house in July, said he had wanted to tell the emperor about the "endangered future" of Japanese children due to health problems from Fukushima.
    A vast swathe of land remains off-limits, while traces of radioactive contamination have been found in rice and far out in the Pacific Ocean.
    The issue of nuclear reactors is a minus for the government, and that's one probable reason the reaction is so strong.

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Japan & GE are trying to sell India, Turkey the ideal of building more nuke plants & that means money the US & Japn is needing badly, but those profits never have helped the people, it just made CEO's & politicians richer!
    It's sad to any actor from the USA or in the world support this night mare that will change Japan for ever & also all of N. America.

    Norway has a montain fortress of human, animals, aqutic DNA, plus non GMO seeds! Was this planned? Was this planned is hard question to ask, but some needs to, they need to be able to direct the NRC, GE in front of congress covered by CSPAN & every radio station world wide, we know the MSM will not do it. These are our our kids & their health is their future, they don't stand a chance! GOD PROTECT THE KIDS!

    • vital1 vital1

      "These are our our kids & their health is their future, they don't stand a chance! GOD PROTECT THE KIDS!"

      The more people we educate the sooner change with happen. We need to do more than just comment in these forums.

      Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, Facebook it, Twitter it, or email it. Think outside the box, put it on public notice boards, hand it out to people, or put it into letter boxes when you go for a walk.


    • nedlifromvermont

      what it is!!!

      peace wetpwcas 1

  • razzz razzz

    I don't think wetpwcas1 is going to be invited to the emperor's family functions anytime soon.

    When doctors in Japan are playing the non-disclosure game with kids' health data, it is really a sorry state of affairs. Doctors need to break ranks from their governments.

  • lovE lovE

    So, 1-2 cases of thyroid cancer per million has gone to 204 cases per million. Isn't that what is called a cancer cluster area?

    I guess we all should expect various cancer clusters to eventually appear along the coast of North America as well. What if all this ionizing radiation can come out of the water like some GODZILLIA once it reaches the shores of North America…

    Scientific studies from the United Kingdom and Europe show that sea water infused with radiation of the sort spewing out of Fukushima can travel inland from the coast up to 300 kilometers inland. A 62-page UK study released in December 2011 found that sea spray and marine aerosols created from bubbles forming and popping when the sea is choppy or waves break have increased concentrations of radioactive “actinides.” Actinides are chemically alike radioactive metallic elements and include uranium and plutonium. One actinide infused the spray with a 812 times greater concentration of Americium-241 than normal amounts of Am-241 in ambient seawater. The report cited information that sea-spray-blown cesium 137 was found 200 kilometers from the discharge source in the New Hebrides islands in northern Scotland.


  • Sol Man

    Who needs people when tptb are in the game for blood money profits?

    • Grampybone Grampybone

      Eradication of non-microbial life on earth within 10 years is quite a possible option for this planet. On the trophic isotope concentration lethal dose is close to forcing severe states of tissue decay on individuals who are within 200km of the plant. A nuclear mirror into a the future as the Pacific cold boils in fresh radioactive isotopes daily. Estimates are likely to be anywhere from 300 tons daily to 600 in "controlled" releases already. Still pumping seawater and putting on a show for the local media. Yakuza everywhere. Classy fellah's if you don't mind paying a finger tip to their cause. HAAAAAARRRRRRIIIII SENBON! (if you know Japanese you'll understand the joke.)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    There is only a whisper concerning children..there is no sound at all concerning the effects on women.

    Forgotten in the Fallout: Women and Fukushima
    Nov 5 2013


  • or-well

    "What Nuclear Means"

    Compromised leaders selling illusions,
    "Science" "advisors" hyping delusions,
    Medical "experts" in collusion,
    Complicit media spreading confusion,
    Corporations with "profit solutions" –
    That's what Nuclear means.

    You won't hear truth about emissions,
    (just that you better stop locally fishin'),
    All your concerns will be met with derision
    As PR flacks lie with precision
    And what is safe won't be your decision –
    That's what nuclear means.

    You'll need a wig and use diapers in jeans,
    You'll set off airport screening machines,
    Men can't reproduce with rad-fried "beans",
    if they do the kids will be frankensteins.

    Kids exhausted instead of being frisky,
    Thyroid glands getting all cysty,
    White blood-cell counts low and risky,
    Damaged hearts can't risk beating briskly,
    Cancer at 6 instead of at 60,
    Weeping parents give one final kissy –
    THAT'S WHAT NUCLEAR MEANS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • nedlifromvermont

      what it is … or-well

      peace, Dude.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Excellent…Now, what song melody can you put that to?

      • or-well

        Hi Cisco, I leave the musical efforts to others.
        (altho I've done some, but they're never on topic so nobody's seen them!)
        Thanks for reading!
        As usual – Musicians – feel free to take my stuff! Change it around if you want.

  • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

    well said, or-well.

  • pkjn

    Yamamoto's first questions at the Diet on Nov 5th
    Save Kids Japan
    Health hazards by radiation, food safety standard, labor conditions of nuclear workers, specified secrecy law
    There were as many as 43 thyroid cancer or suspected cases among 176,882 children, which is one out of 4113. Then this means, the incident rate has become more than 100 times.
    There is a database on environmental radiation and when I checked the figures before the accident, most of the food was under 0.1Bq/kg nationwide. Now the standard is 100Bq/kg, which means 1000 times more than the food before.
    I gave question to the Cabinet why other radionuclides apart from Cs has not been inpected, and the Cabinet answer was, in order to conduct such test, bioassay using such as urine will be necessary. "It takes time to measure radionuclides other than cesium"

  • or-well

    And Japanese doctors?
    Timorous mice!
    What Oath Hippocratic?
    Hypocritical vice!
    No rad-sickness there,
    it doesn't exist,
    it can't in the land
    of plum-blossom bliss,
    in the wafting stench
    of statistical mist,
    not through mountain passes
    of cherry-picked baselines
    and cultural buffering;
    that's how they'll hide
    a Mount Fuji of suffering
    as their children die
    and their nation declines.
    Don't bother telling me
    you think this unfair,
    as they doom helpless children
    to lives of despair,
    or try and tell me
    it's not happening here.

  • Gradius

    There is no GOD, NEVER was. If it were god he would be millions times worse than so called "satan". What god would allow this into the childrens? Please, stop this stuppidy religion crap.

  • or-well

    Old news? Obviously not…

    "Ghost Children of Yamashita"

    The Ghost Children of Yamashita,
    (he of nightmare medical theater,
    awarded and so professorial,
    nuclear temple prostitutorial)
    haunt Prefecture Fukushima.

    Dead by medical practise unsound,
    by a tsunami of cover-up drowned,
    by lies and neglect they are bound
    to that contaminated ground.

    They call to their Mothers and Fathers,
    to their siblings and to their cousins,
    to all the rest of Japan
    and to people in every land.

    "Let our fate to you be a warning!
    There are doctors children harming,
    by unethical neglect alarming
    and by careerist statistical farming."

    They are not like ghosts on TV,
    they don't want to kill or to wound,
    but of nuke-induced diseases warn,
    desiring medical practises sound.

    Their Spirits will be released
    when from nuclear chains we're unbound
    and all bad doctors are leashed,
    like Yamashita The Killer Hellhound.

    Thanks to PavewayIII for the phrase "Yamashita's ghost children."

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    Orwell-you are simultaneously poetic, poignant, and prophetic. Very much appreciated.

    The effects of 50-100 years of continued radioactive releases from FU directly into the environment and the likelihood of further similar events in other geographic locations around the planet are incomprehensible from both a scientific and an emotional standpoint.

    One other link to include in "related posts":


    As bleak as the situation is I agree with Vital1 (and others) on the need for us to individually and collectively do what we can to raise awareness and terminate NP.