Japan Professor: Pregnant women get free new houses if they move back to Fukushima — Physician/Mayor: Children being severely harmed, must be evacuated; World has never come across situation like this (VIDEO)

Published: October 30th, 2013 at 4:42 pm ET


Physician Akira Sugenoya, mayor of the city of Matsumoto interviewed by VoR, Oct. 30, 2013: “Immediately following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, I started saying that children should not be allowed to live on the contaminated territory [it] weakens children’s immune system and severely harms their health […] Children are a lot more vulnerable to radiation than adults. […] I want to repeat once again that children should be relocated to clean, radiation-free areas at least temporarily. […] is it feasible to quickly and effectively do away with radioactive pollution? I am absolutely certain that it is unfeasible. […] Compared to Chernobyl, the situation in Japan is further aggravated by radioactive water leakages. The world has never ever come across this kind of situation. […] We should admit that radioactive water is a grave problem. The threat that children may have been contaminated with radioactive materials still looms large. We shouldn’t remain indifferent to the challenges we are facing.”

Hiroko Goto, Professor at Chiba University School of Law & Vice President of Human Rights Now, Published June 29, 2013 (At 10:00 in): The second one is very problematic — New residential support plan for evacuees from outside Fukushima — this mainly focuses on the pregnant women and the children. If the pregnant women or children decide to go back to Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture will offer a new, very good house without payment. And this kind of policy they introduce means that the local government wants the people back to their area. So this is a very not good situation for the women’s and children’s health.

Watch Professor Goto’s presentation here

Published: October 30th, 2013 at 4:42 pm ET


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157 comments to Japan Professor: Pregnant women get free new houses if they move back to Fukushima — Physician/Mayor: Children being severely harmed, must be evacuated; World has never come across situation like this (VIDEO)

  • Oncewaslost Oncewaslost

    NEw Free Houses….. absolutely macabre…. meanwhile major papers are telling catastrophe is just around the corner as they start pulling their rods.

    • We Not They Finally

      And what compensation were they giving for the contaminated houses that were LOST? Is this like a demonic Lotto? You get to win if only you will sacrifice your children?

      • Bones Bones

        Try this little brain exercise: If I would take two fuel rods and have a campfire in your front lawn with coal and opened the rods nd poured the pellets in the fire contaminating your land, house, everything you own. Would I be thrown in the slammer for physical harm as well as lost property having to pay you back four-fold? Now, repeat the same sentences and replace "I" with "TEPCO." Why is there a difference.

        • You would not need two rods… 2 grams of cesium is enough to contaminate about a square mile; that is the size of dime. Plutonium is much worse.

          Cut the dime into 100 pieces. One of those pieces is enough to contaminate a small town. Grind it up into dust, and take a couple of pieces of those pieces of dust.. Blow that into the house, and it is enough to contaminate it.

          If any normal person does this, wouldn't this be called a terrorist act, a murder attempt or both?

          But when the nuclear industry does this with a couple thousand TONS of plutonium, cesium, and 1200 other goodies, and that gets spread out over the whole world, what happens?

      • bsgcic bsgcic

        My wife (Japanese national) and I (and probably most here at Enenews) believe that the Japanese goverment has made a conscious decision to prioritize protecting the Japanese economy over the health and wellbeing of the population. This news about trying to get pregnant women to return to Fukushima seems to go with that notion. There has been an outflowing of people moving from Fukushima prefecture (including areas outside of the evacuation zone) since 3/2011. This may be one attempt by the government to "protect" Fukushima's population numbers. It is so very sad.

        Actually, my wife and I will be going to Yokohama, Japan, in Jan 2014 to visit her family and some other things that we need to do. Our 3 kids (7 yr old son, 5 yr old daughter, 3 yr old son) and I will be there for 10 days (my wife will be there about a month to visit longer with her family).
        For our little kids, what foods would folks suggest that we try to have them avoid while they are there? Of course, food from the sea including fish and seaweed. Also mushrooms. What are the relatively safer things for the kids? Beef? (Unfortunately, it will be domestic beef in the Kanto area due to where we will be going.) Focus on low strontium-90? (By the way, without expanding on why, the kids need to go on this trip. I have no choice on this.) I am really worried about the children's food exposure. Input on which food would have better chances of lower radiation would be very much appreciated.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          You could look here:

          FORUM: Methods for combating radiation and its effects (1,187 Comments)

          What I've learned is that radiation is 20 times greater in animal products as opposed to plant food because of bioaccumulation.

          I use the radiation section in Dr. Cousens, M.D. book Conscious Eating.

          You might want to take your food with you.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            Conscious Eating Paperback
            by Gabriel Cousens M.D. (Author)

            This book is vegan and all raw or dehydrated food. Radiation is unbelievably sad. You might want to read in the forum: Post your radiation readings. There is much valuable information about testing food for radiation, and some information about food already checked.

            I am eating seaweed from off the coast of Maine every day. But it is probably radioactive–just, hopefully, less radioactive from the Pacific Ocean. Some people have other sources of iodine.

              • bsgcic bsgcic

                Thank you so much for the information!!
                That is very helpful. In particular, I have on my to-do list to check further into Zeolite, flax seeds, and Dr. Cousens Conscious Eating book.
                So, beef is actually not such a great idea it seems due to the 20x increase from the bioaccumulation. I guess between fish and beef, beef is the better of the two.
                Wow, that fact increases the challenge. We'll be in restaurants and eating at my wife's family's most of the time.
                I had not been aware of the monitoring site. Thank you for informing me. We still own our condo in Yokohama so that my wife can visit her family periodically. I bought a geiger counter back in April, 2011 shortly after we arrived in the US (3/28/11) and before we had decided in April to make the trip a permanent move back to my home state of Massachusetts. So, I can take readings and post them to the enenews readings page. I also bought iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets at the same time.
                I wonder if the Japanese customs (or US customs) would confiscate the geiger counter and/or iOSAT pills if I brought them with us to Japan and then of course brought them back to the U.S. I preferably would want to have them there during the trip.
                I greatly appreciate all the help!

                • bsgcic bsgcic

                  Do you think I should give the potassium iodine pills to the kids before the trip?

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                    I'll try to find a link. But I think potassium iodide is not good to give ahead of time. This is a form of iodine that can give problems given ahead of time. It is just for emergencies after a huge nuclear accident. Potassium separately and iodine separately is what helps. I've never taken either in pill form, but just use diet for these nutrients. But there are people who paint iodine on their thyroid. I think it is idoral, but I don't really remember. Vitamin D is really important as a cancer preventive. I take a liquid calcium, magnesium citrate, and vitamin D supplement year round. But I also take extra vitamin D in the winter. I am outdoors in my garden and walking in the summer, but the low sun in the winter calls for more vitamin D supplement as guard against cancer.

                  • Sickputer

                    Bsg…I am going to offer tough love advice here. If you love your children keep them far away from Yokihama. Sell your condo.

                    Yokohama is 157 miles as the crow flies from the world's worst toxic accident in mankind's history. Toxic water is everywhere in Japan, far worse in central Japan.

                    Yokohama sits on the west side of Tokyo Bay where they are dumping toxic Central Japan radioactive debris incinerator sludge…many tons.

                    Tokyo Bay is also the site of the toxic Chisso fire in 2011 in which 1765 kilograms of toxic depleted uranium burned in the building fire.

                    The alarming news from Alaska and Vancouver of extinct sardines, starfish and sockeye salmon should also figure into your trip considerations.

                    Personally I have no desire as an adult to visit Ground Zero, much less take my young grand children. YMMV

        • Kassandra

          Ensure your kids are loaded up with calcium and potassium before you go. Check with your pediatrician about safe max levels for their age and weight.

          Consider wearing masks on the plane. I purchased good, disposable masks at Lowes.

          Don't eat seaweed or drink tea.

          Check Safecast maps for any local hot spots

          Be safe, be well

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          October 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm • Reply
          Free guides links on Geiger Counters and Food testing, that will help people new to this forum.
          Free Geiger Counter Use Guide.
          DIY Food testing lab Guide
          "The Food Lab", has a list of the latest international reports of food contamination,
          Here is an International list of Radiation monitoring stations.

          • bsgcic bsgcic

            Those are really great links.
            Liposomal Vitamin C looks very good. I am guessing that my wife might also mention about that to a family member.
            The link on the use of the geiger counter is helpful for my using my geiger counter. I have not really been sure which counts on my geiger counter should be considered normal versus high. That chart is great. Makes it much easier to understand.
            Thank you!!

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Ester C is great too. I took a heaping tablespoon 4 times a day at one time. Just put it in my mouth and then washed it down with Eldorado Springs water. People with money take vitamin C intravenously.

              • norbu norbu

                Hi anne we are gargling with collodial silver also and taking zeolite in our smoothies and more. Hope you are well.

            • Au Au

              Liposomal Vitamin C- Make sure it is not made with genetically modified soybean oil.

            • bsgcic bsgcic

              Anne, Norbu, Au – Thank you for your posts.
              This information also is really helpful.
              Ester C, collodial silver, zeolite, and avoid genetically modified soybean oil produced lipsomal vitamin c.
              I will be looking into this as well.

              • Au Au

                You are welcome bsgcic. The name of the game is biological ionization. Try to fill up the body with good ions so the bad ions can't lodge in the body.
                There is a great book called Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition.
                I got mine for 99$. I see it is for sale for $240-$451! Yikes! But, it is core information for life. The other name of the game is Mitigation.

            • Sickputer

              If you are bound and determined to visit Yokohama you should look at these studies on Liposomal Vitamin C and adjust for smaller children's body weight:

              See especially page 20:


              They are injecting workers bound for the first day of work at the wrecked complex with 25 grams of Vitamin C I.V. (Not liposomal). Then each worker gets 6 grams of liposomal C daily and additional supplements.

              Linus Pauling was right all along about Vitamin C despite his harsh (ignorant) critics. There is a reason he is the only person to win two unshared Nobel prizes. Doctors hated this brilliant chemist. But they could not escape the verdict of history.

              Buy about 10 boxes of this product to take with you. Expensive, but it is worth it:


              I have been taking about 2 grams daily over a year and feel better. When I have symptoms of an illness I take 6 grams a day.

              Sodium alginate is also good for heavy metal chelation from the body, but make sure it is sourced from safe seaweed. It has long been s staple for treatment of people with internal toxins.

              Good luck!

        • OldFool

          You asked about finding safer food, even during a short 10 day visit. That is a wise concern. First, look for food grown in Kyushu, the contamination will be lessened the farther west the source, thus relatively safer for the children. I think you should avoid all fish and meat as much as possible, and basically eat beans and tofu for protein – eat monk food. It would be worthwhile to look for noodles from Kyushu or at least western Japan. You should minimize the restaurant food, because they will maximize their profit with cheaper Tohoku food sources. Might look for imported food and drinks in the stores and vending machines. There have been reports of Tohoku food being re-labeled as being grown in Okinawa, etc., but you will simply have to hope most of the labeling about the source is honest.

          • SnorkY2K

            I would limit it to southwestern Japan. Contamination is likely to have already made it past the island's watershed divide into the tributaries of the Mogami, Omono, and Agano rivers. It would be nice to have trustworthy data to prove one way or the other.

            Multiple high wind typhoon and weather systems with wind flow other than directly west to east have passed by in the last two years. Sea sourced food may be hot all the way to Korea's shores. However, Korean studies are showing that only a minuscule amount of radiation is in the water between Japan and Korea and the Korean fish are completely safe to eat. Finding radiation may pose complications for Korean food supply, economic strength, and even public opinion. So, I doubt Korean studies may ever find radiation in the water at least from studies backed by those with political power in Korea.

          • bsgcic bsgcic

            OF and SnorkY2K,
            Thank you for your information. Meat and fish have accumulation. Beans, tofu, greens other than mushrooms.
            All the kids like beans and soybeans are a staple food source in Japan.
            I understand the location points.
            Thank you!

        • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

          bsgcic, friend, i truly mean you no disrespect, but the best way i can stress this is to say…ANYONE INTENTIONALLY TAKING THEIR LITTLE CHILDREN TO JAPAN RIGHT NOW SHOULD HAVE THEIR HEAD EXAMINED. !!!!! I am sorry, i really really mean you no disrespect. but i don't care how important it may seem to have your kids back there, i really think you should reconsider. you're kids could end up with a lifelong medical issue, is it really worth the risk of watching them go thru future pain and suffering. don't you think you'll be wondering whether or not it was from taking them on this trip if they become ill for any reason? would you take your kids to vacation in fallujah? just because you can't see the radiation doesn't make it any safer. have a bake sale, car wash. do what ever you can to get your wifes family out of there, but if i were you i would say, over my dead body, the kids are not going. like i said, i mean you no ill will, but you asked how to best protect them, … keep them as far from radiation as possible. that's my recommendation. peace and good luck

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            +10000000000. TY, sayonara kitty. All of Japan should have been immediately evacuated after the great Tohoku earthquake. It is quite possible that by January SFP #4 will have caused an even greater catastrophe. There is only about a week left before they start to remove the spent fuel rods. Can you get your wife's family to visit you on a visa immediately? Or maybe you could meet south of the equator. If I had money I would move all my family south. The best experts already have moved south or have plans to go south immediately should SFP #4 blow up next month.


          • bsgcic bsgcic

            Sayonara kitty and Anne,
            I agree that, if I were able to consider the hypothetical situation of the accident not having occurred in my wife's country with her family there (i.e., if Fukushima had not happened), and say the topic was whether to bring our 3 young children simply on a trip to the Chernobyl area, then without any hesitation, both my wife and I would certainly not do that.
            However, it did happen in my wife's country and her family is there. I am looking forward to showing my wife this thread later tonight as I know that she will greatly appreciate your and everyone else's help and guidance like I do. It is understandably very sensitive for her and it tears her heart apart to see what is happening. In April, 2011, we had return flight tickets back to Japan for early May, 2011. I watched every video by Arnie Gundersen, etc., and she studied Dr. Takeda of Chubu University in Japan and we both agreed to not return and make the trip permanent (closed on our house in MA on June 3). In retrospect seeing what happened over the last 2 yr 7 mo, I am grateful to her for agreeing with me on the move at that time. One of her immediate family cannot medically travel anywhere outside of Japan. Additionally, my wife has extended family (cousins, aunts, uncles, close friends) whom she wants to see the kids. And she wants to just really enjoy the time with our kids and her family for just the short period of time of 10 days. (Will continue in another reply box.)

            • bo bo

              Bsgcic. I. Totally. Understand.

            • bsgcic bsgcic

              Originally, she clearly told me that she does not want any discussion about food and to let them eat everything at restaurants, etc. for the short time that they are there. However, given the enormously massive flowing of radiation into the ocean polluting the fish, etc., she graciously opened the topic to consider a bit what food we can agree on for the kids to eat. But, I have to be *very* careful in what I say and not anger her. I know that even a very small amount of exposure to the rapidly dividing cells of little kids should be considered high exposure on the cellular level. I am married. I need to be sensitive to my wife as well as balance the radiation danger to our kids. This thread with everyone's input is so helpful and will be great for facilitating our mutual consideration of what to do about food while they are there. About the menu at the Onsen, I am not sure what dishes they offer. I am hoping there is a selection other than fish or beef. I have to ask my wife. Also, with all the radiation going in ground water, I think buying Crystal Geyser water (bottled in California) that is sold at local Japanese supermarkets will be prudent and easy for us to do. It is not something that anyone there would mind.
              By the way, in addition to my wife's situation, I sacrificed a massive amount on this, dropping everything and starting all over again, but our kids are worth it!
              Thank you again so much!!

            • bsgcic bsgcic

              I forgot to mention. We will be leaving towards the end of Jan, 2014 for the trip. I am praying that there is never a criticality in the spent fuel pool and of course that includes my praying that there is not one while our kids are there. As we all know, that would be a pretty quick death sentence for everyone there.

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          I went to Giza, Egypt for a month. I took dehydrated camping food and never had to eat any food from Egypt. Except for the last day there, I ran out and ate a beef steak from a hotel restaurant. The waiter seemed surprised that I ate. I thought it was tender. Very tender. Perhaps too tender. I saw a cow hanging, by a rope on a sidewalk, in front of a store. Flies buzzing around the skinned animal, probably maggots eating the decaying flesh. Wish I had packed just a bit more camping food… I still remember that unmemorable meal.

          Years ago, visiting Japan, I ate everything I could get my hands on Yakisoba oooooohhhh yeaahhh. Now, I would take camping food to Japan.

          No way I would take kids there. What if there is a problem and everyone in Japan wants to hop a plane or boat off the island? Seems a lot like the Titanic to me.

          • SnorkY2K

            The problem picking food is that based on what my brother in law says that he eats there, the most common foods are what you want to avoid.

            If they are still burning radiated debris and dumping it where the nori is grown, you are going to encounter the radiation with almost any wrapped food. To reduce ingesting a majority of the hot particles, remove the nori prior to consuming sushi or onigiri (sorry about my spelling).

            Rice might actually be OK. It appears that the hottest rice may have been exported as foreign aid. But, in general, try to eat the parts of plants that would be furthest from where the pollen touches. While rains will soak contaminants into soil, the part closest to the surface will be the worst.

            Mushrooms should be completely off of the list. Just think of them as death magnets. The ribs of the mushrooms and the part of the stem that touches the surface of the ground will be the worst. Mushrooms are so good and concentrating cesium that respected mycologists propose them for radiation mediation.

            My brother in law in Japan once told me that the ocean was Japan's farmland with as many types of edible seaweed as we have brands of breakfast cereals in the US and fish being a very important part of the diet. However, with radiation plumes possibly impacting the American west coast, I would be so paranoid about eating Japanese food that I would eat just imported Danish cookies, imported Danish ham, Swiss chocolate, and imported Barq's…

            • bo bo

              Bsgcic so sorry you have to go through this horrible decision.

              My hometown is Kamakura, very close to her hometown.
              It's a nightmare. Every day wondering if my last trip home was my last, and the thought of having to hold your breath and not eat or touch anything when you do -almost the same as never ever being able to go home, period. My heart goes out to you and your family.

              • bo bo

                Also you should check out epsom salt and baking soda baths for chelation. Sorry at work now and can't provide links off hand

          • bsgcic bsgcic

            Unincredulous, SnorkY2K, and bo, thank you for your posts!

            Unincredulous – Dehydrated camping food is something that I had not thought about. That is good to think about. It probably will not be possible for the kids on this trip though given that most of their eating will be in social settings with my wife's family.

            SnorkY2K – the burning of the debris definitely worsens the situation. And nori is used on so many foods. That is really helpful information on the plants. I guess, vegetables within soil (e.g., carrots, potatoes, etc.) have lower cesium than those above. I also read about the mushrooms. Your information is even more detailed and I learned from it. I guess mushrooms in the U.S. might be accumulating radiation also?

            bo – thank you for your posts. I LOVED visiting Kamakura. It is so pretty and interesting there. From Yokohama, we were able to do some day trips there by car. You're in a similar boat as us. I am going to check into Epsom salt and baking soda baths for chelation.

            • bo bo

              I loved kamakura too….I am so sad every time I recall the beauty of that city 🙁

            • bo bo

              And yokohama… those huge steam buns in chinatown were the best! Was such a great city, great memories… (sorry about the lapse to OT)

          • +1000000000000000

            Very, very strange how 10 million tourists visited there last year…

            Equivalent would be like people visiting Belarus and areas around Chernobyl for vacations..

            Huh??? You went WHERE?

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Potassium iodide has to be taken beginning three days prior to the arrival of a plume (72 hrs.) to be fully protective in a radiological incident. It's not recommended except in emergency conditions. Be aware taking iodine improperly can cause irreparable damage to the thyroid gland. I'd personally check with my physician to find out how much iodine could be tolerated, especially by your children.

          You might want to look up Dr. Brownstein's information on using iodine. A couple of drops of a good Lugol's solution taken daily should help. Not more than a drop for a child under adult size, and probably 1/2 drop for an infant. (That's advice based on "anecdotal" stories, use by friends of mine.) Marc Sircus, OMD, Dr. Joseph Mercola, and Mike Adams, the Health Ranger might also have some good information on using iodine on an ongoing basis.

          Or if you can find a source of Altantic warame to use in soups and such a couple of weeks before your trip, that would naturally build iodine reserves in the body. IMO consuming brown kelps such as warame is probably the best and safest way to go. You might want to try to get some indoor grown dried rishii mushrooms and simmer them in your soup stock, too, along with the warame. I'd start cooking with the warame. If you and your family consumed it for 2-4 weeks prior to your trip, you probably wouldn't need any other iodine supplementation to build reserves in your bodies. Natural is better, but avoid Pacific kelps, now.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            2 bsgcic, I did a lot of research on this when the Fukushima accident first happened. Don't know where you live. I was able to get a lot of Atlantic warame and dried Reishii mushrooms to help build iodine reserves, and my immune system. Figured since I had a weak immune system, I'd better do something quickly. Took potassium beginning 3/14/11, and stopped on 3/17/11. It's not recommended you take Potassium Iodide for more than three days.

            I'll send you all the researched info. I have on this, if you'd like. BTW, I archived a some comments posted here (Forum) by others. Lots of info. available if you're interested. Or you can find it in the archives, if you go back far enough.

            Here's my e-mail address:


            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Sorry, I went to Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco and purchased brown kelps and medicinal mushrooms, in bulk. Check your local natural food store.

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Your spouse could likely keep the children on a small amount of Lugol's solution on the trip as a protective measure. Again, it's a good idea to get a doctor's input on how much Lugol's iodine to use.

                Iodoral is another option you might look into. I don't know a great deal about it, but some people use it instead of Lugol's solution.


                Iodoral contains a relatively large amount of iodine, so only do that if a doctor recommends it.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Also — the Lugol's solutions vary in strength. Make sure the dosage is proper for the children and adult(s), given their ages and sizes.

            • bo bo

              So surreal discussing this meanwhile I have friends in same prefecture with kids same age who go to school, live normally, no plan to leave 🙁

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                bo, are they aware of the dietary measures they can take & protective supplements? Would they want to do that; are they already doing it?

                Have compiled a very extensive library of websites, documents, post-Chernobyl studies, books by people like Dr. John Gofman. Happy to pass along whatever information I can.

                A Stanford University study is/was being conducted on low dose naltrexone. Completed?? Researchers were studying the use of naltrexone for some types of chronic pain. Unsure how M.D.'s discovered it also has immune enhancing effects. Maybe some people in Japan should check this out.

                Probably not safe for children, but some adults may benefit & should ask their doctors.

                It wouldn't surprise me if it's discovered radiation causes all kinds of autoimmune, immune, & pain/joint issues. I radiation exposure is linked to Lyme disease & fibromyalgia. These diseases & autoimmune disorders were very rare prior to about the time atmospheric nuclear weapons testing ended in the 1970's. Can't help but think there must be a link.

                • bo bo

                  HT… it's really painful… my oldest childhood friend there happens to be one of those happy go lucky types… and laughed when my sister moved to Australia with her 3 yr old son.

                  It's really a sensitive topic, and if they don't want to talk about it, there is no way… especially when I'm not able to be there in person and have a heart to heart talk. My friend's husband just opened a restaurant based on seafood. What am I supposed to say.. 'oh you are totally screwed and you are murdering people'?

                  But the last time I talked to her her son was having trouble healing wounds, and had chronic diarrhea. 'He's a mess ! Ha ha ha! ' that was the extent of her analysis, and she took him to the doctor and dictor has not mentioned radiation. Just ointment to heal wounds, or medicine for diarrhea. Of course the first thing that crossed my mind was radiation sickness, but I am not a medical expert, the doctor has the final say. 🙁

                • bo bo

                  And I totally agree with you on CFS /Lyme connection..

            • kingcubfan1

              My wives father is an infectious disease specialist and recommended a drop of Lugol's Solution 2% a day was fine. It contains distilled water 94% potassium iodide 4% and Iodine 2%. Hope this helps. We take it almost every day here in California.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              TY,HoTaters. I love wakame. Used to get it at the health food store.

              Alaria "Wild Atlantic Wakame"

              I used to get so many health foods and vitamins from Japan. The Japanese nutrition scientists definitely saved my life. This nuclear accident is a terrible tragedy.

              • bsgcic bsgcic

                HoTaters – Thank you for the information on iodine protection. I really am not knowledgeable at this point about it and have only known that it is dispensed at the early stages of a nuclear disaster. Your information is very helpful. As you suggest, I think this is something that I want to ask their pediatrician. The natural sources put my mind to ease greater than the potassium iodine. Altantic warame sounds the best.
                Anne – And, Anne, your also mentioning wakame adds to it as I found your other posts and links so helpful.
                My thinking actually on the potassium iodine has really been only to use it only if a criticality or other major new release of radiation happens while we are there. I am not sure if iodine-131 or iodine-127 is still being released into the atmosphere?

                bo – I know what you mean. My wife's family and friends are the same way. And at school, they serve food from Fukushima to support the farmers and fishermen/women there. They do that at schools and company cafeterias all over Japan. When my wife was in Japan just this past July/Aug, she said that the only rice and many vegetables including tomatoes at our local supermarket in Yokohama were from Fukushima. Most people seem to just go about their daily lives normally.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Yes, wakame and warame were the two types I got. Thank you, anne. Forgot what the one kind was called. I appreciate the memory assist.

        • kingcubfan1

          I would suggest buying food from the market that is canned and from far far away. Bring a geiger counter with you too. Potassium Iodide for the kids will help to protect their thyroids. And believe it or not, red wine helps protect you from certain types of radiation.

      • yea, they still have close to 200,000 nuclear radiation refugees, living in temporary housing. No one was compensated yet, despite LOTS of promises.

        How long will they sit and wait? Till they die?

    • Go Flying

      Yes, enticing the pregnant evacuees and young children back to Fukushima is grotesque. What kind of sick people dream up these repugnant ideas?

  • dukie

    New here…wondering?

    After the big tsumami didn't anyone (Arne, Dr Caldicott) suggest there could be a problem with coastal nuke plants located on the
    'Ring of Fire' … anyone?

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Lots of warnings. Nothing done about it.

      No one in .gov cares.


    • SnorkY2K

      While I don't trust any of the coastal nukes, the ones that I fear the most are in a different earthquake zone along the coast of India. I can't think of a worst place for a huge nuclear plant than Kudankulam at the southern tip of India.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Agreed, SnorkY2K. The southern tip of India, much of the coast, and Ceylon were slammed in 2004 when the Sumatra quake occurred.

        Flooding during the typhoon season is very prevalent, as well. When I heard India was building nuclear power plants, I wondered if they had lost their minds. But I guess that question applies everywhere.

    • andagi andagi

      Hi Dukie,
      Keep reading, posting and sharing ENENews! -Generating change worldwide 24/7!!

  • Jack Jack

    Wasn't it bad enough that a beauty pageant was held for six year old girls who would continue to eat irradiated produce? Now the unborn must also be sacrificed? For what? This goes beyond criminal. What should we think of these people?

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      There are no words left in the dictionary under 'evil' that describe what they are doing, both in Japan and the US.

      • Jack Jack

        And let's not forget the quote from "Kitiban", the TEPCO cartoon mascot bird, "Radiation sparkles on happy children". Astounding.

        • or-well

          Kitiban safety pamphlet

          wash your hands and gargle!

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Kitiban? Do you mean the unforgettable Fukuppy?

          Fukuppy it shall forever be.

          • or-well

            Fukuppy was a company mascot.
            Kitiban is a cute bird mascot for Fukushima prefecture.
            There's 26 mascots from Fukushima prefecture entered in the national competition for most popular.
            Sorry for the off-topic trivia.

    • ToBeExpected ToBeExpected

      …. as possessed.

  • SteveMT

    The housing is free, but the moms-to-be have to BYOGC (bring your own Geiger counters) and BYOLS (bring your own lead shielding). If credibility was essential to life, then these people (finish that thought).

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Other places not to visit:

    '10 Most Radioactive Places on Earth'


    I'm sure these governments have done their best to take care of the local populations. Not.

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    Part of me wonders if there are camera's set-up in these houses to record the day to day of the people. Kind of like a massive radio-logical experiment being performed on the people. 50 years from now we'll find government documentation and videos of the people that moved in.

    November 15, 2013 – Subjects 212 (age 28),213 (age 26 pregnant) and 214 (age 3) now living in test facility 876A2
    December 30, 2013 – Subject 213 developed cough and rash on upper body. Notice sent to subjects physician to collect skin samples
    January 19, 2014 – Subject 214 refusing to eat

  • amberlight amberlight

    Free House! Doubles as a Mausoleum! Give yourself and your loved ones the peace of mind from knowing that nobody will have to worry about where to put the bodies!

    Sorry 'bout that. Couldn't help myself. Macabre offer deserves the darkest of sarcasm…

    • they better offer free lead lined caskets for all of those kids too, plus free healthcare for life, for all of the deformed, health damaged kids that are going to be the result of this totally misguided, insane, sociopathic policy.

      Who is putting up the money for this, by the way?

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Bill Gates or is it Warren? They are the only ones with any money these days.. 🙂

        • Au Au

          I'd be curious to know if Bill is still spending most of his time living on the west coast or if he is mostly at his place in New Zealand.

  • Socrates

    Nuclear power is being tested on populations throughout the world. Children are 1000x more sensitive to its effects.

    We are all nuclear lemmings and guinea pigs for their stupid way to boil water.

    History will judge this stupidity harshly, if there is a future.

    The famous biology professor Ernest Mayr believed that our species had become capable of technology far in advance of its ability to use technology responsibly. He predicted that this type of environmental catastrophe was inevitable. Einstein thought do too. Carl Sagan and many others saw this coming. I am in no way surprised.

    Part of this is genetic and part cultural. Man's curse is that he grew a brain, established society, but was really making in the ability to look very far into the future to see the consequences that were staring him in the face.

    • Ourself Ourself

      As intelligent and creative as Einstein was, he was clearly an idiot. How did he not realize that his work would be used in the way it has?

    • Actually, it depends..

      How about a 'hot particle' next to an egg or sperm?

      How about the same next to a zygote, fertilized egg?

      How about the very early, rapidly dividing fetus, before six weeks, where all of the studies start?

      Estimate could be 2 million times more sensitive

      How would these things not be affected in a negative way?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    He knew.. 🙁

  • dosdos dosdos

    Nothing quite like a lead lined coffin.

  • Ourself Ourself

    Wow. These monsters always seem to find a way to outdo themselves. They'll outdo themselves again, don't worry, making terrible decisions is the only thing they do consistently.

    I want nothing to do with any of it. In fact, I am looking forward to leaving this confused and deranged world. Some might say good riddance and I agree — sanity and decency are apparently not welcome here.

    I may not have any fear, but I have no hope either. =/

    • tarpus

      …and if I see you somehow, somewhere, in a world with sanity and integrity at the core of it's civilization, I will buy you a beer and roll us up a fatty 🙂

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        When the end comes, millions will have that final roll-em-up, and the posthumous (post-Clinton) excuse will be: "Yes, but I didn't exhale".

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        there was a movement to live in the reality of the moment rather than projected pasts and futures. It was called the beer now foundation I think

    • Slingerss Slingerss

      Where there is breath there is always hope.

      • Gasser Gasser

        Bobby Mcferrin: Don't Worry be Happy



        Here's a little song the NRC wrote
You might want to sing it note for note

Don't worry, be happy

        In every Nuclear Reactor we have some trouble

        But when we go cheap0 it makes it double

        Don't worry, if the unit is operated crappy

        Don't worry, try be happy now

        Don't worry about Earthquakes,
        Don't worry, be happy

        Don't worry about Tsunamis,
        Don't worry, be happy

        Ain't got no place to lay your head?

        Actinides came and polluted your bed?

        Don't worry ….try like hell to be happy

The Cancer Doctor say your Obama Care payment is late

        He may have to litigate

Don't worry ….they’l empty your Bank account to be happy

        Don't worry ….if life's radioactively crappy

        Don't worry, sheepel


        • Gasser Gasser


          Don't worry

          Lie to be happy

          Don't worry, Nuclear clean up tax payers
          Bullshit yourselves into being happy

          Don't worry, be happy or will' f—ing taze you

          Here's lie's TEPCO wrote
          You might want to jot this down note for note

          Don't worry ….we've got the Reactors under control
          Don't worry ….fuel pool #4 is safe and will not fold

          Don't worry ….Happily Dieichie is in cold shut down
          Don't worry ….Happily no Corium's melted into the ground

          The Yakuza say they saved the ELE day
          So they don't have to Yen pay

          Don't worry ….Happily Radioactive water is pumped into secure tanks
          Don't worry ….Happily we made a chemical water dam, give us thanks

          Be happy ….we are removing destroyed rods from the pools
          Be happy ….all Sievert overdosed workers are no fools

          Don't worry ….we number crunch Nuclides to protect you
          Be happy ….the ocean dilutes Isotopes through and through

          All Japan is happy ….Don't worry eat our fish & rice

          ~Gasser Classic~

          • behappy1

            I like the bob marley version
            but yours is a close second.
            good job

            Thats there story, and their sticking to it.

            "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence.[1] The phrase gives examples of the various "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says all human beings have been given by their Creator and for the protection of which they institute governments.

            We have a right to pursue Happiness
            Be very careful

            Pregnant women get free new houses if they move back to Fukushima

            Gov't handouts are not free, always a price to pay

    • mhocker10

      I am a member of the FFAN on FaceBook, the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network. One of the members there, now a US citizen, but grew up in Japan. The statement he made makes a lot of sense.

      He said that Japan, as a culture, has been taught over the years that when a crisis occurs, to step back, remain silent and soldier on .. I was amazed at this way of thinking. And it is this way of thought that is killing a lot of the Japanese citizens slowly.

      There are now, though, more and more Japanese citizens breaking the silence but it seems to be falling on deaf ears.

      • NoNukes NoNukes

        The nuclear industry also bombed the hell out of the people of the United States, including millions of pregnant women, and people were to suck it up and go on…

        This war on the people by the nuclear industry has been going on for a very long time…

        "As part of the nuclear arms race, the United States conducted around 1,054 nuclear tests (by official count) between 1945 and 1992, including 216 atmospheric, underwater, and space tests.[1] Most of the tests took place at the Nevada Test Site and the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands and off Kiribati Island in the Pacific, plus three in the Atlantic Ocean. Ten other tests took place at various locations in the United States, including Alaska, Nevada other than the NNSS/NTS, Colorado, Mississippi, and New Mexico."


        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Spend 10 minutes on the dark side and everyone today everywhere is talking about breast cancer?

          Here is your breast cancer! Enjoy!

        • mairs mairs

          I recently watched a government video of one of the Nevada tests. They invited perhaps 100 people to witness it. They built various structures… houses out of different materials, mock power poles and natural gas tanks, etc. They buried stores of food in the ground and put manikin families in the houses and outside to see how they would fare in the blast. I'm sure you all know about this, but after the blast they went to ground zero and set up catering tables for all the viewing guests to have lunch. They also dug up the buried food and at that as well. What insanity.

  • nuknomore nuknomore

    I read this and I am stunned.
    The only way to understand this, is that they are asking pregnant women to come back to test the damage the radiation will do.. See if it is going to cause mutations/how soon it will cause them etc .
    And experiment they are willing to pay for by giving them a house~!
    IF, and its a big IF.. No children are born malformed, they will point and say "see, these children are OK"..
    If they are not??
    Then what a price children will pay for this experiment~!
    This is just totally inhumane.
    Because you know some women will do this out of total ignorance , or belief and trust..~!
    Just despicable..~!

  • Socrates

    Free houses in Fukushima for pregnant.women?

    Pronukes will go to any lengths to keep their investment intact.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Gee..What about houses for old lady's?!??..J/K..

    Run away…Far away..Like Argentina or Uruguay.

  • Abbass Abbass

    Kind of like offering a free pair of shoes if you will cut off your feet.

  • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

    THE VAPORS, TURNING JAPANESE, from their album "New Clear Day"

    I've got your picture of me and you
    You wrote "I love you" I wrote "me too"
    I sit there staring and there's nothing else to do
    Oh it's in color Your hair is brown
    Your eyes are hazel And soft as clouds
    I often kiss you when there's no one else around

    I've got your picture, I've got your picture
    I'd like a million of you all round my cell
    I want a doctor to take your picture
    So I can look at you from inside as well
    You've got me turning up and turning down
    And turning in and turning 'round

    I'm turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so
    Turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so
    I'm turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so
    Turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so

    I'm turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so
    Turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so
    I'm turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so
    Turning Japanese
    I think I'm turning Japanese
    I really think so

    No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
    No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark
    Everyone around me is a total stranger
    Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger
    That's why I'm turning Japanese

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Damn, I don't qualify. I'm a man. I guess I'll have to wait a few more months. (DNA scramble effects)

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Beware strangers bearing gifts.

    Don't say the government never gave you anything.

    I wonder how much property tax will be…that's what the government really is missing.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    They will have to build robots to live in the houses in Fukushima. I have been reading that in a few years many of us will lose our jobs to robots.

    Robots to take out the trash, robots to make the trash.
    Robots to get the mail. Robots to deliver the mail.
    Robots to read the news. Robots to act like they care.
    Robots to watch tv and believe what they are told.
    Robots to vote. The robots of Fukushima.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Folks,
    My 'Inconcievable Meter' cannot be recalibrated to this. …No.

  • They better figure out how to protect them from radiation.. There may be a LOT of warranty returns as the electronics fry from the radiation..

    Everyone will get to see what happens.