Title: Truth to Power: Japanese Media, International Media and 3.11 Reportage
Author: David McNeill
Date: March 11, 2013
[Ito Mamoru, professor of media and cultural studies at Waseda University]: Around March 15th or 16th the central government directly asked Fukushima City if they wanted to evacuate the population of 400,000. The city refused, but the media decided not to report this because they thought it would cause panic. The government once considered extending the evacuation zone as far as Fukushima City. Then later, when the 20 millisieverts issue rose (the government upped the annual limit of “acceptable” radiation limits in schools from 1 – 20 MSv) they didn’t evacuate young children who should most definitely have been taken out of Fukushima and Koriyama cities.
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Published: March 11th, 2013 at 1:57 am ET