Japan Times column on nuclear mutations: Professor seeing ‘increase in negative effects’ from Fukushima since last year — Report of insect with leg growing from head (PHOTO)

Published: December 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am ET


Title: Chernobyl factored in the fall of a corrupt regime — Fukushima may too
Source: The Japan Times
Date: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

There are approximately 7,000 exhibits in Kiev’s Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum. (The location of the nuclear plant that exploded on April 26, 1986 is spelled this way in Ukrainian.) Among the documents, photographs, maps and objects at this museum that opened on the sixth anniversary of the accident is a little piglet.

The piglet was born after the accident in the vicinity of the plant with a deformity known as dipygus. Its body, on display, is forked at the torso and possesses too many legs.

“The amount of mutations in people and animals grew sharply after the catastrophe,” states the explanation accompanying the display. […]

What is the true nature of the destruction caused by radioactive contamination in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, an area stretching out in a 31-km radius from the plant? And what can we expect to find in a similar zone in Fukushima Prefecture? […]

Timothy Mousseau, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina […] said to me, “Our second year of sampling in Fukushima in July 2012 suggests an increase in negative effects on animals living in the areas of high contamination, so it is imperative that these studies continue.” […]

Source: http://www.freeml.com/bl/8694840/123147/
“In 300km area from Fukushima plant, variety of mutated cicadas were observed.” –Fukushima Diary

Source: http://www.freeml.com/bl/8694840/123147/

Title: Lamb found with leg growing from its head
Source: Telegraph
Date: June 27, 2009
Emphasis Added

AUSTRALIA — […] The lamb has four normal fully-functioning legs and an extra leg with two feet growing out of the back of its head. […]

Source: Daily Telegraph

A spokeswoman for the Sydney University veterinary facilities at Cobbitty said the lamb’s condition was extremely rare.

“There’s lots of things that can cause the abnormality like genetics or toxins which impair the development of different stages of the foetus,” she said.

“We don’t see it very often but when we do see it it can sometimes be because of something the animal ate.” […]

See also: [intlink id=”university-biologist-on-mutated-butterflies-study-is-overwhelming-in-its-implications-for-humans-japan-researcher-insects-believed-to-be-very-resistant-to-radiation-irregularly-developed-e” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

Published: December 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am ET


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60 comments to Japan Times column on nuclear mutations: Professor seeing ‘increase in negative effects’ from Fukushima since last year — Report of insect with leg growing from head (PHOTO)

    • Mack Mack

      As a comparison, after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, residents living around there found:

      1. Mutated plants @ :53
      2. Two-headed still-born calf @1:40
      3. 600% increase in cancer @6:25
      4. Out of 500 homes sampled, they found 45 living cancers, 23 cancer deaths, 53 benign tumors, 39 thyroid problems and 209 with respiratory problems @6:30
      5. Leukemias and cancer deaths @7:28
      6. Down syndrome @7:58
      7. Cash settlements paid out by TMI owners for deaths and birth defects @7:45
      8. Photos of Mutated plants, still born animal @10:22
      9. Photos from Chernobyl, 8-legged colt, children's hair loss @10:35
      10. Infant death rate soared 3 months after TMI @11:27


  • Anthony Anthony

    Nice going.

  • m a x l i

    That lamb (not "insect") looks spooky. You see it better at the liked article. That fifth leg resembles shoulder, arm and hand.

    • Anthony Anthony

      Wait till we see a person like this.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        You've got to be kidding. There are already many human grotesque mutations. Most die in the womb or are killed when they are born.

        • Anthony Anthony

          SEE is my point. I haven't SEEN evidence of human mutation post Fukushima, anywhere. I'm not suggesting its not there but I am saying I haven't seen it yet. I also haven't heard or read of any either. Its the (our) proverbial smoking gun in my opinion.

        • lam335 lam335

          Or they are aborted.

          The Soviets forced pregnant women to abort after Chernobyl. There was already a culture of aborting children with defects (including mental disabilities) BEFORE Fukushima in Japan, and there are reports that many women who believe themselves to have been exposed have chosen to abort.

          The government is of course perfectly happy with any outcome that prevents the true impact of these exposures on human beings from being brought into the light of day, regardless whether the child dies in the womb of "natural" causes (not that any of these atrocities perpetrated against the human genome can truly be termed "natural"), or is aborted. Either way, the government can "save face" (which among such shameless men really means nothing more than maintaining the lie that Fukushima's impact was minimal in order to limit their own apparent liability–but moral culpability is another matter, of course, and that is not so easily dodged as political/legal/financial responsibility).

          • lam335 lam335

            Actually, that should say:

            The government AND the nuclear industry are … perfectly happy with any outcome that prevents the true impact of these exposures on human beings from being brought into the light of day …

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        You won't see it in Japan. Before 1945, all deformed Japanese tabies were killed at birth.

        Chilling Images of Human Mutation Across the World [PHOTOS]


        Malformed babies have been killed in Japan to hide the true effects of Fukushima

        Read more: http://www.disclose.tv/forum/japan-s-killing-mutant-babies-to-cover-up-fukushima-t58018.html#ixzz2Ec6gQAMD

        Report: Containers of dead babies and body parts found at radioactive waste site — “Even their amputated limbs and fetuses posed a danger to others”


        AP: Grim gov’t estimate says Japan population to shrink by 40 million in next 50 years (VIDEO)


        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          TYPO: human babies

        • kez

          Hi Anne, even though your post is not directed to me regarding documentation verifying Japanese women aborting or the Japanese govt forcing abortions I will respond to your links.

          1) is a dead link.

          2) is a chat page. It was too hard for me to get past the big titties avatar to consider this a viable source of info; plus the last entry by user was 2009.

          3) the author is a one hit you tube horse who (best I could find) is an actress? At any rate, there is no interview with source of such provacative claims; there is no resume of the author … nor are there credentials for claims made.

          4) is a roundabout list of sources by an old user here on Ene who was banned for being flagrantly abusive. I chose not to consider this a viable source.

          Anne … with due respect … and you have no obligation to dialogue …

          IMO, these are poorly chosen and poorly vetted sources.


          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            Sorry, but 1 is not a dead link:

            Here is another link for 2:

            3 and 4 are enenews.com headlines.

            5 is also an enenews.com headline

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              6 is Rense & Yoichi Shimatsu – Fukushima Worse, Virtually Hopeless

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Here is the source for 3, enenews.com headline:

              29 Fetuses Found at Uranium Site

              • kez

                Hi Anne,

                Re #3 … 29 Fetuses Found at Uranium Site 26 January 2012 | Issue 4810 The Moscow Times Workers uncovered three large jugs filled with the bodies of 29 fetuses as well as other assorted body parts and organs while excavating a radioactive waste site in Kazakhstan.

                This is the entire text of that article … which obviously has nothing to do with Japan.

                Perhaps you misunderstood my question … it was stated on this thread as established fact that post Fuku disaster abortions and forced abortions were norm … SOP I believe one user said.

                I asked for some evidence of that. Speculations about how families might feel about the grief pain costs etc of bearing a child or bringing one into a post 311 Japan are one thing.

                It is a subject so many of us are painfully sympathetic to.

                I will leave off this discussion now with that … I wouldn't expect there to be much real evidence … I would expect there are mothers concerned and considering effects …

                But this is all still slim evidence for me to make a sweeping generalization. Post on though.

                Take care.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Sorry another link for 2 is also the source for one of the enenews.com headlines:

              Severely malformed babies have been killed in Japan.
              “Keiko Ichikawa, the author of "A Letter from Fukushima", says why we hardly see malformed children in Japan and what will possibily happen hereafter, in the symposium on the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant held in Odawara on 21st Aug 2011.”

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                The comment below the video in link 2:

                “the video was basically telling you the mothers who lost babies were simply told they had lost them due to basically natural causes.

                “The lady in the video was telling you the doctors were destroying evidence of radioactive contamination which is causing birth defects.

                “So the gov can simply say the babies didn't exist as far as records are concerned. The mothers mostly wouldn't ever know the cause of the death or mutation was radiation. The gov is simply destroying evidence.

                “Haven't you heard the numbers of stillbirths and miscarriages has spiked? Over 50% in W Canada for certain. I don't know the figures for other places and I would imagine you'd need to have access to someone who would know first hand what the figures are because the gov over there won't broadcast it again if they managed to get it out once.

                “Fukushima's live birth rate would be hovering around zero I would imagine – and it's not an ignorant guess. I have friends who are nurses and they speak of vastly elevated numbers of stillbirths, miscarriages – and you can imagine the queues at abortion clinics. … And report after report of children with the symptoms of radiation sickness being diagnosed with a viral infection which stubbornly refuses to respond to the usual treatment….”

                Thanks for pointing out the comment. I had been…

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                  [cont.] I had been referring to video which is in Japanese.

                  • kez

                    Anne, regarding number 2 the video and chat page links.

                    Honestly, first the video is in Japanese so this woman could be speaking of fashion trends for all I know.

                    My same concern is that I can't find any resume for Ms. Ichikawa other than she filmed this one video and wrote "A letter from Fukushima."

                    My closest hit was she's an actress. Which doesn't negate her position … but lack of any other credibilty references (albeit they could be only in Japanese) doesn't bolster her position either.

                    And at least the disclosetv chat page you linked which supposedly gives an english translation of the YouTube video doesn't give me the big booby avatar animation today …

                    But this is an unvetted anonymous user and undefined website with no credentials either.

                    Hard for me to give allegiance to these very serious statements with this slim evidence.

                    Thanks though for sharing them.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

                      This video has been translated by enenews.com:
                      Title: Severely malformed babies have been killed in Japan
                      Uploaded by: koizuka77
                      Date: Aug 27, 2011
                      Description: Keiko Ichikawa, the author of “A Letter from Fukushima”, says why we hardly see malformed children in Japan and what will possibily happen hereafter, in the symposium on the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant held in Odawara on 21st Aug 2011.
                      Transcript Summary
                      • “This is a little difficult to say, but when i talked with various to medical workers […]
                      • “I said “Why do we hardly see [malformed and disabled] people in Japan?” to the medical worker, whoever they were, or whether they were my colleagues, nurses or doctors.
                      • “And they said to me ” That is, Ms. Ichikawa, because we are made not to know”.
                      • “I mean doctors control such babies’ births by making them not born, or declaring them to be still births,” they said to me […]
                      • “Such babies are not included on the statistics
                      • “When we are said from now on, five years later or ten, “The numerical hasnt been chnaged at all,” we’ll need to suspect that there is a hidden numeral behind it.”

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              Here is another link for 5:

              Japan population to shrink by one-third by 2060

            • kez

              Hi Anne, thanks for taking the time to check and update some of the links you provided.

              I wanted to take my time in checking the documentation you provided and study the data/links before responding.

              Re number 1. You are correct; it wasn't a dead link. My connection was probably giving me a timed out message.

              However the mutations pictured are not all attributed to radiation … nor are they specifically Japanese victims.

              The text I copied from that page says: "Such alterations can be either spontaneous or can be induced through radiation, viruses, mutagenic chemicals or transposons."

              They are tragic to look at, but they do not in any way document mutations and more specifically abortion and/or forced abortions (which was my question) as an established factual result of Fuku radiation.

              I will check they other sources you provided. Thanks.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            "All of the routine child abuse described above for Central European families was common in Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. Infanticide was so common it was accepted “as a form of family planning,” killing either boy or girl newborn babies in murders called “thinning out.”66 As siblings watched their mothers bury the newborn, they like the Germans imagined it was because they were weak “bad babies,” embedded this fear in their alters, and revived the fear of being killed by enemies when their society was changing so fast during their industrial and cultural expansion. Despite the fact that Japan had grown economically three times as fast as the U.S. during the interwar period, they claimed before attacking Pearl Harbor that the attack was necessary because “Japan is getting weaker [and] the enemy is getting strong…we won’t be able to survive” unless we attack.67 Even though no nation was threatening to conquer Japan in 1941, their amygdalan fearful alter memory of watching their mothers commit infanticide by the millions told them, as they put it, “the very existence” of weak little Japan [was now] a matter of life and death” and they were about to be “strangled.”68….
            66 Japan Forum, “Kokeshi and Japanese Infanticide.” <www.jref.com/forum/archive/

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              67 Nobutaka Ike, Japan’s Decision for War: Records of the 1941 Policy Conferences. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1967, p. 131.The Journal of Psychohistory 25(1997): 41.

              68 Robert J. C. Botow, Tojo and the Coming of the War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1960, pp. 224, 203; Kenneth Alan Adams, “The Familial Origins of Japanese Child Abuse.” The Journal of Psychohistory 33(2005): 167-170.

            • Maggie123

              Anne – Thank you for this information. Sorrowful as it is, it adds to study and experience that has confirmed to me the effect on a child's 'world view' from what the very young child witnesses, hears, and directly may experience during early years.

              One point I used to make to parents during my years teaching was that a child privately and deeply interprets information of a social nature by what (as I said) they witness, hear, experience. These private 'conclusions' are so very powerful.

              When, an entire culture has high frequency of a particular social behavior, especially one that sparks anxiety, then a very large portion of the 'next generation' is bound, (in my observation), to carry assorted 'survival and coping strategies' to deal with that anxiety.

              The same is true in less common social behaviors, more unique to a child, but it makes sense to me that – given a frequent behavior – the 'national psyche' is influenced.

              "embedded this fear in their alters" – key understanding for us as we consider a child's need to understand, (and to realize each parent was once such a child).

              Thanks again.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            "Infanticide was not an uncommon practice in rural Japan during the feudal period and it survived here and there into quite recent times. The American historian Thomas C. Smith suggest that, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries at least, it was practised in Japan "less as a desperate act in the face of poverty than as a form of family planning." In the towns, abortion was the commonest form of family planning (and, as the Japanese government persists to this day in refusing to permit the sale of oral contraceptives, it remains widely and lucratively practised). But in rural areas, though officially prohibited by most clan governments, infanticide was the preferred choice. Moral questions aside, the killing of newborn babies rather than fetuses has the practical advantage of allowing a family-or a village- to exert a precise control over the ratio of the sexes, and it appears that, unlike in China and some parts of Asia, the horror was not directed wholly, or even mainly, against female babies, but was used coolly and even-handedly to construct a gender balance that would ensure the continuance and stability of the group.

            "According to Mrs. Suzuki Fumi, born in 1898 in Ibaragi prefecture, not far north of Tokyo, and recorded on tape by the local doctor for a book of reminiscences called Memories of Silk and Straw, ' 'thinning out' babies was pretty common' even at the time of her own birth.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              "'It was considered bad luck to have twins', she explains, 'so you got rid of one before your neighbours found out. Deformed babies were also bumped off. And if you wanted a boy but the baby was a girl, you'd make it "a day visitor."'…."

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

              It seems a parallel to covering up Unit #1, incineration of radioactive debris, dumping radioactive debris in the ocean, and no cameras on any other nuclear facilities. Or also telling people they need to stay in Fukushima prefecture, and radiation is good for you, and making children eat radioactive food and clean up radioactive debris and dirt.

              If you can't see it, if you put lead in the radiation detectors, you can't prove anything.

              I'm getting really ill having to write about these atrocities.

              Shut down all nuclear facilities. All human life is precious.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Mutations will continue as long as nuclear plants leak radiation. And unfortunately, there's no way to stop the radiation from leaking. All man-made, and all for nothing.

    • m a x l i

      @TheBigPicture, I really enjoy your contributions here, and most of the time, in my opinion, you are hitting the nail on the head and seeing the big picture.

      But here I am missing some basic knowledge of physics. The problem we are dealing with is not so much nuclear plants leaking "radiation", but rather nuclear plants leaking certain ISOTOPES (or simply call them "types of atoms".) These certain isotopes were non-existent or extremely rare on earth, before we humans produced them in nuclear reactors and are unstable, meaning they have the habit to spontaneously decay over time, thereby becoming other isotopes. This process of decay is accompanied by giving off of radiation. (There you have your radiation.) Because these unstable isotopes were non-existent or very rare on our planet before we made them, life is not adapted to this extra amount of radiation and cells of all living things get damaged. My main point I wanted to make is: Radiation plus radiation-induced mutations will CONTINUE LONG AFTER a nuclear-power plant stopped leaking isotopes (if we were ever able to stop that leaking.)

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        So in to space it has to go , we have to scrape every radioactif subscance off the face of the earth and shoot it in to a black hole or something.

        • m a x l i

          Let's limit this to the radioactive substances we humans produced! But you better start scraping! You have to scrape off at least the upper 50 centimetres of the earth's crust, then you have to bucket away the entire pacific ocean; after you finished that, you continue with the atlantic ocean…

          You see where this is leading to. But what if we had every gram of dangerous material, our beloved nuclear-power plants are leaving behind, in one place in a nice big box? Some people suggest to shoot it into the sun and say good bye. Sounds like a "clean" solution, provided there are never Challenger-style starts. But I have a suspicion (without knowing it exactly) this little enterprise would demand far more energy than nuclear power ever delivered.

          • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            Compromiss is always there , no such thing in the yingyang scale imo, but i would start with everything that is hot but still can be transported and stored inside a spaceship either as freight or fuell to get on its way . To do what we will try to do (whatever it will be if we are still alive) with the most contaminated soil , sea , dessert , mountan and biosphere of the earth from further spreading or reverse spreading etc we will use solar and the other solar alternatives .
            I'm trying to think positive outside the box 😀

  • TEPCO says "no problem" after quake.

    Nuke Pro sayeth——SATIRE



    Yep, real doublespeak, you wonder how much is translation related, but obviously simple concept like "no problem" versus…..we found positive pressure, i.e. the coriums remaining in the building were jostled around with the cooling crust broken and the hot underlying corium shaken and stirred and reacting with metals and producing hydrogen and other gases which definitely released alot of radioactive gases, and of course, potentially highly explosive. However, since we can now operate a venting system and eject these radioactive and explosive gases high into the atmosphere through our remaining vent towers, we are able to report that our already fudged radiation monitors at ground level and upwind…well, suffice it to say that we only had to lie a little bit to say "no problem".

    • Anthony Anthony

      I heard the creatures with appendages growing from their heads disagree about not having a problem.

      • Anthony Anthony

        Those dumb animals huh?

      • m a x l i

        The New South Wales farmer says his lamb is "healthy." Literally! So, where's the problem? (Sarcasm)

        • omniversling

          Not just healthy, but look! An extra leg of lamb for the table! (on special for the next eternity, 25% bonus..free!)…

          • Anthony Anthony

            Omg!! I think animals, the dumb ones, focus on what is needed to survive and continue on beyond themselves as the animals they are. An intelligent design one might say.

            Man cannot make the same claims as the animals. Imagine having a child with an appendage growing from its crown?

            Sad lost days.

  • dosdos dosdos

    It is SOP in Japanese hospitals to report children born with physically obvious mutation or deformations to not be brought to life and pronounced stillborn. The mother is almost never aware of what has taken place and never sees the baby. This is not abortion, as Japan keeps close track of abortion, publishing the numbers, due to law. They have not released a single statistic on stillbirth since 3/11. This is how they hide what is happening to the human population.

  • omniversling

    PS, a few links to deliberate mutations experiments:

    Radiation causing mutations 1960 – YouTube

    Perhaps my favourite from the Forum for Nuclear Co-operation in Asia….(ironic 'cos all of Asia has no choice now…but where's the outrage from japan's neighbours? Or do they all have or harbour plans for NPPs?): Mutation breeding of cut flowers – 'Novelty' mutant flower industry (for fun and profit)…get used to it downwinders, we've entered the 'post-evolutionary epoch'…all part of the plan to selectively breed humans who can stand the radiation rigours of deep-space travel…to go out and 'seed the universe'…(no kidding, see http://www.2045.com)


    Also search: Mutation breeding cut flowers

    More sources:

    Noah's Ark: Nuclear Radiation Effects on the Human Body

    Radiation – Dose Equivalent Conversion – Online Unit Converter

    Findings on the Toxicity of Plutonium

  • Sol Man

    It is/has been a war on ALL genomes.
    A sign of pure hate and disrespect

  • kez

    Abortion and especially forced abortion evoke many passionate responses always.

    I respect those views. But this topic has been presented here as established truth in Japan.

    Can someone please provide some documentation?

    Thanks … regards.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Definitive proof that long-lived radiation contamination & subsequent DNA mutation occurred long before 3/11/11 in Japan!~READ!
    "How else can we explain the PM & Diet and TEPCO execs & regulatory agency heads brains being in their ass"?!! (I'd lol at my own question/statement if it wasn't such a valid question & fact-based reality!)….GET RID OF 'EM ALL!!-NUKES & THE PUKES RESPONSIBLE!

  • Fukushima Low Dose Radiation Causing Unusual Negative Health Changes in Children; 70 -90% Of All Internal Radiation Contamination Comes In Via Food And Drink