Japan TV host diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia — Had been eating Fukushima produce on show

Published: November 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am ET


#Radiation in Japan: Small News and Baseless Rumors, EX-SKF, November 6, 2011:

Norikazu Otsuka

“A 63-year-old TV newscaster has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and is now hospitalized, getting ready for chemo. He felt a strange lump in his neck on October 28, he says. (Various news sources including: Zakzak 11/7/2011, Yomiuri Shinbun 11/6/2011)

“In his morning program on Fuji TV he’s been promoting Fukushima produce by eating them in the show. He also happened to be in Fukushima in March 15. Just a coincidence. Never mind that ALL is predominant in small children, and an adult case is one in 100,000 annually in Japan.”

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Published: November 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am ET


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89 comments to Japan TV host diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia — Had been eating Fukushima produce on show

  • goathead goathead

    I wonder how the other news channels are going to report on this???
    Hmmmmm…..Is there a connection???
    As Bill Hicks once said, “you’d be a fool and a communist to make one”

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Nothing New at HP as usual. Thread is from 9/30
      MSM fail.

    • arclight arclight

      1 in 100,000 is good odds for a desperate gambler! dont you think?
      maybe tepcoiaea could do with some help


      special link for iaea personnel
      i couldnt find ANY G anon meetings in vienna for IAEA HQ (enlightened society or in denial? you choose! lol)
      heres a suitable alternative 🙂

      “This Internet site however is mainly dedicated to the excessive play and excessive stock exchange activities ”


      and for the financers

      they can go to the same place as the IAEA…well the follow them everywhere else!! 🙂

      • Human0815

        “Never mind that ALL is predominant in small children, and an adult case is one in 100,000 annually in Japan”

        Tokyo has more than 40.000.000 People,
        in a statistic we would get 400 cases,
        he is one of them!

        Nothing to speculate, go on and look for the important Stuff like the Re-Start of the Nuclear Plants here in Japan,
        this is by far more important than the sickness of an old Guy!

        o yasumi

        • arclight arclight

          tis a good point worth making human!!

        • lam335 lam335

          People often cite the number of people who statistically are likely to get cancer “anyway” in order to challenge the claim that nuclear emissions might be a cause of cases that can be linked to a specific exposure to radiation. The problem with that mode of thinking, however, is that it takes the fact that x % of a population typically gets cancer as simply being “in the nature of things,” instead of wondering WHY so many get cancer in the first place and whether that percentage of the population, at a minimum, has ALWAYS gotten cancer. If not, then it is not simply “in the nature of things” for x % of a population to get cancer. There are things in our environment that have not always been there that are contributing to it.

          Radiation (in excess of truly natural background radiation) is certainly not the only cause, but if we could somehow subtract away the number of cancer cases that originated from exposure to the various kinds of radiological/nuclear emissions that have occurred since the 1940s, it would be interesting to see what the average number of cancer cases would be in that case.

          The sad reality is that it is no longer even accurate to speak of “natural” background radiation, because the atomic bomb tests increased the levels of unavoidable radiation present in the environment, though the presence of that additional stuff can by no means be called “natural.”

    • Dr. McCoy

      This Japan mess has made the doctor very familiar with his inner goat boy. Bill Hicks was the greatest.

  • This years Captain obvious award goes to: A 63-year-old TV newscaster has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia.

    “In his morning program on Fuji TV he’s been promoting Fukushima produce by eating them in the show.”

    Yet He felt a strange lump in his neck on October 28.

    He said: I don’t know how I received acute leukemia. I always avoided being unhappy.

    • ocifferdave

      Two cases of bad health in high profile people in one enenews day.

    • DannieJ DannieJ

      “He said: I don’t know how I received acute leukemia. I always avoided being unhappy.”

      That sir, is absolutely not amusing and I didn’t laugh like a bastard.

      • Sickputer

        Dark humor is not very funny and it’s not supposed to be… It’s the irony of this man promoting poisonous food influencing naive viewers… Many with children. I am sorry he is ill, but he was as dead wrong as the think happy thoughts bureaucrat. I hope he recovers and has a change in his beliefs. In any case he is a poster child for what many people think is happening, whether he got it from radiation or not.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Tacoma: on the quote of the newscaster “I always avoided being unhappy”…Hahahahaha LMAO, seriously, I laughed out loud for sure when I saw that. I needed that laugh. I hope you and yours are doing good.

  • Of course, since the authorities have said that everything is fine, normal, and safe, none of these diseases and cancers are ever going to be linked to Fukushima.

    They are just random, odd coincidences that have NOTHING to do with radiation.. When people die of these cancers and diseases, none of them will be counted as being caused by the nuclear industry of course.. They are SO kind.

    They believe NO deaths are EVER caused by ANY kind of radiation… Radiation is good for you. The more radiation you receive, the more healthy you become. If you do not believe me, watch Ann Coulter


    Bottom line, we should have MORE Fukushima accidents, radiation releases, and spread radioactive waste all around our cities, put it in our food, kind of like this host…

    She claims that radiation PREVENTS cancer.. It is beneficial.

  • Any updates on the new hole that is alleged in reactor 2?

    • lam335 lam335

      Where did you hear about a NEW hole in #2?

      Is another melt-THROUGH believed to have occurred?

    • Grace Grace

      I asked them, they said there is no hole, it is a shadow. That is the official verdict, a shadow, does it look like a shadow, I don’t know, why would they send a thing down on a crane to look at a shadow. This is like nailing fog to the wall. I have been busy dusting and cleaning for obvious reasons. I have got rid of my fridge and my freezer. Smoke alarms and those energy saving lightbulbs – domestic radioactive sources. Don’t need them.

  • arclight arclight

    i passed an article talking about the imperial organic farm and how the imperial family have been eating the produce from this farm…could not refind the article, though i tried alot so i will post what i have here…dont now the connection but if anyone can find the article it also mentions princess akio and her pneumonia with a recent spell in hospital….this girl is so sweet and seems to be having a hard time! 🙁 back on topic…

    the emperor also has been taken ill with bronchitis (my respects)

    “Emperor hospitalized for bronchitis
    National Nov. 07, 2011
    “TOKYO —
    Emperor Akihito was admitted to hospital late Sunday suffering from fever and bronchitis, the Imperial Household Agency said.

    The 77-year-old emperor has had a persistent fever and begun to show more concerning symptoms of bronchitis, a spokesman for the agency said.

    Television footage later showed the emperor arriving by car at the University of Tokyo Hospital, accompanied by Empress Michiko.

    The emperor will be treated at the hospital only days after his granddaughter Aiko—the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako—was hospitalized there for pneumonia. Aiko was discharged on Saturday.

    Akihito, who acceded to the throne in 1989 following the death of his father Emperor Hirohito, underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 2003.”


    at least the royal family has stood with the people in this situation and has eaten contaminated food as their people… wonder if the same can be said for the corporate lackies?? eh??

    i wish the emperor and princess a speedy recovery!!
    just my opinion
    love light and peace

    • arclight arclight

      common problem in chernobyl and khazakstan …growth problems!! merde!!

      • pure water

        I have seen this – poisoning with contaminated milk. The basic problems – growth problems, skin rushes, organ failures. Kidneys were the main problem. Early teeth change, unusually early – at the age of 4.

  • The German

    Keep Smiling and you dont be affected

  • Toadmac

    Those who care will be the only ones who will even pay any attention to these articles! I have to many say to me “your crazy”, “you read to much BS on the Internet”, “what’s Fukushima got to do with it?”, “Fukushima….what’s that?”, “they wouldn’t lie and couldn’t hide something like that!”, “MSM total blackout? your an idiot” etc etc etc. It would seem most are uneducated, do not care or simply don’t want to know! These are evil and corrupt times we live in my friends. People are losing sight of what a potentially disastrous outcome is on hand. From where I’m sitting the world is only thinking for now and themselves, not for the future generations and its getting worse. Norikazu Otsuka is only the beginning of our humanities fate! Very disheartened to say the least, but I have tried to warn those who are close and anybody who will listen about our war with greed to no avail. Where is everyone once there is no liveable planet???

    • arclight arclight

      toadmac i hear you but as the news gets out… its unstopable and the least worst scenario will be enough to finish nuclear dead!! with the citizen groups forming and evolving information centres such as enenews will play an important role… HOLD FAST ….
      some enenews stats
      Enenews.com’s Regional Traffic Ranks
      Costa Rica
      United States

      add all the other blogs and the alternatives news letting out info….this is big and its going to get bigger


      • arclight arclight

        nothing from the uk …..lol!! sounds about right!!

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Those are beautiful STATS Arc. A Huffer was just commenting this morning how proud she was for the News yesterday about Enenews being Top Blog…so it’s being noticed and praised. 🙂

      • In all this bad news, this is good news !

      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

        WOW! That’s about 250,000 who read enenews. I’m stunned though that only 30,187 in the U.S.

        • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

          Dear NoPrevarication: Don’t be stunned, 30 years of CIA dumbing down programs and our cultural prediliction for extreme ignorance seen as reality goes back to the time of the Puritans. Please read, if you haven’t already (and you probably already know), James Loewen’s: “Lies My Teacher Told Me”. The U.S. has some of the most self reinforcing fascism, selfishness, soullnessness and ignorance of any nation on the planet…oh yeah, and cowardliness and failure to apprehend the proportion of problems, which our dumbing down centrally controlled, fully censored state media (most broadcast or larger owned venues, and many that appear not to be to deal with the few thinkers that exist).

          • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

            Perpetuates with increasing efficiency and effectiveness. The amnesia thing of the masses worsening over the past 30 years? Think deeply about it. There are reasons that most of us in ENE, who are from the U.S., though we may have many friends in our real lives, talking reality to most Americans, is like talking to a brick wall.

            • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


              I do know. I have finally realized that I must stop trying to enlighten people who do not wish to be enlightened. By so doing, I have strained my relations with certain members of my family. The only life I have the right to manage is my own. I wish I could help them find their way, but I can’t.

  • Bobby1

    Mr. Otsuka seemed to be happy when he ate the poison:


    Didn’t seem to help much, though.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Minute radiation monitoring begins in no-go zone – at an altitude of 50 meters!
    Interim results to be published in December…

    “The ministry is set to begin full-scale cleanup efforts from next January according to the result of these surveys.

    A ministry senior official said he hopes the survey and decontamination work will move forward quickly to allow some 100,000 evacuees to return to their homes.”

    • arclight arclight

      Minute radiation monitoring begins in no-go zone – at an altitude of 50 meters!

      “min•ute 1 (mnt)
      n. Abbr. min.
      1. A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds.
      2. A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called minute of arc.
      3. A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute: lives ten minutes from school.
      4. A short interval of time; moment. See Synonyms at moment.
      5. A specific point in time: Stop that this minute!
      6. A note or summary covering points to be remembered; a memorandum.
      7. minutes An official record of the proceedings of a meeting.
      tr.v. min•ut•ed, min•ut•ing, min•utes
      To record in a memorandum or the minutes of a meeting.”

      “mi•nute 2 (m-nt, -nyt, m-)
      1. Exceptionally small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
      2. Beneath notice; insignificant.
      3. Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination: held a minute inspection of the grounds”

    • staycalm

      Altitude of 50 meters? Wow that’s some tall mutants they’re expecting.

  • jackassrig

    Not to worry until you soak the bed at night with night sweats. Then you know you’re in a heap of trouble.

  • batista

    Anthonio Cassano – minor heart surgery.
    GWAR guitarist – suddenly dead. Bret Michales from Poison Band – brain surgery. Adele having problems with her voice strings and to undergo surgery.
    Even the purported Illumninati wacko went to Tokio and made a video in the Fallout of Nebraska countryside. An opportunity for a massive experiment for psychopathic scientists and others who are willing to sacrifice not just themselves?
    We’ll never know for sure if these things are related to Fuku. Classic defense of the Nuclear industry.

  • batista

    Are you a medic? I am not. I am superficial. I just noticed news about the guy. Cause I am honestly exhausted by following the bad news from Fuku.
    That being said it’s good to know.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I hear you batista. I ain’t supporting them either, not since MARCH 11TH. Asleep during the buildup, 3/11 WOKE ME UP.

  • staycalm

    Not to decry anything in this report (which seems more than likely cause and effect, even though there’s no confirming what else this guy had done/was wrong/family background etc) but certainly in respect to a lot of people who have cancer, pneumonia is quite often the way that they go. Certainly that was the case for my own mother last week.

    Bill Hicks, indeed, still with us in spirit. I’m sure he’d be appalled to be right though.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    …It seems… some people are going to die as cowards and deceivers.
    What could be worse?

    • Misitu

      What could it be like, realising that all your plans are sawdust when you get this diagnosis, saying, “I did it my way”, when what you did was lie, deceive, and prevent the vulnerable from having a ghost of a chance to look out for themselves?

      I trust some of these evildoers will be faced with the realisation of their wrongdoing as they book their tickets to leave the planet.

    • arclight arclight

      i will try this answer! heart 🙂

      some people are going to live as cowards and deceivers

      thats worse!!

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    What kind of idiot goes and eats the food from a nuclear evacuation zone? It goes to show this man has no idea what radiation does because he decided it would be safe to go within 100km of the nuke plant. Honestly the size of the evacuation zone should be 4 times the size of Chernobyl considering 3 reactors and a spent fuel pool exploded. I would also like to mention that TEPCO has not released any further information regarding reactors 5&6 which could also have gone into meltdown. This particular case with this TV host is much like the people who stuck their fingers in the oil from the BP spill and got blood disease. We warned you that radiation kills and just about anyone with a brain knows that Benzene is in raw oil. These people who spread propaganda will be the first to die of illness. It’s not our fault for not warning them.

    • staycalm

      Did anyone comment about the guy drinking “decontaminated water” from the plant?

      “Face” has a high price.

      • arclight arclight

        @ staycalm
        “Did anyone comment about the guy drinking “decontaminated water” from the plant?”

        b and b spotted on the video the two different bottles … one had a sticker and one did not… its actually quite obvious!! 🙂
        oops tepcoiaea!!

        nice pr though!!

  • WindorSolarPlease

    He probably believed and trusted without any questions, in his government officials, like many do here.

    Happiness will not stop the radiation from giving you cancer, happiness will not cure cancer, it won’t even take away the pain of it, but it will help you emotionally through the worst time of this.

    He played roulette with a smoking gun, sounds like he lost.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      BTW…Never play with guns…stay away from anything that has any radiation…most likely you would not like the outcome.

  • alasanon

    yeah, he won’t be alone. It reminds of how a few American guys decided to go surfing during Hurricane Irene. They died. And they were warned! It’s tragic, but at least this news anchor’s high profile status will help to warn some people and verify an obvious risk. Remember: internal radiation is the worst kind!

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Quote: Remember: internal radiation is the worst kind!

      I believe it is..Down the hatch, right directly to the organs. Makes sense to me that internal radiation would be the worst kind.

  • alasanon

    I think that the stated statistical odds, if they are correct, at 1 in 100,000 adults developing this type of acute, lethal cancer are staggering.

    That diagnosis is like the body is totally capitulating:: HELP ME!!

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    When will people stop being insane? What amount of money is worth acute lymphocytic leukemia? Are there actually mobsters who show up at your door, and threaten to kill your kids if you don’t eat contaminated food on camera? Why else would anyone do this?

  • Clocka

    I did notice that there was an increase of sudden deaths among aged Japanese celebrities in the last few months.

  • Replacant Replacant

    This is the definition of insanity! Do the officials at Tepco & the Japanese government and now the media believe by raising the radiation limits and not protecting the food supply people will not get sick? The limits are set because people get sick. Changing a piece of paper saying the limits are now higher does not change reality or physiology, just law suits, but at this point criminal negligence has a strong case.

    Keep up the great work, I live in California and can not believe no one is covering this story. I have been checking this site daily and reposting what I can, this is the best resource I’ve found, too bad its necessary.

    • fellfromthesun

      >Do the officials at Tepco & the Japanese government and now the media believe by raising the radiation limits and not protecting the food supply people will not get sick?

      Unfortunately, I think they do. They have been spouting this bullshit for so long now I think they’ve actually come to believe it. That is the biggest problem, just like how they believe their own rosy assumptions about how their plants were quake-prrof until it was too late, now they will believe their own blissful denial of radiation risks until that also is too late.

  • batista

    I am sad – I hoped Yakuza would be a lot worthier than the Government and Tepco…
    But we have to be realistic may be we have to acknowledge that we shan’t be throwing stones at the Japanese. They are pretty badly mauled and are slaves to someone who might be withholding resources for his won sake. Withholding resources he might be needing in case Fukushima gets to repeat itself in his own yard.
    Just pray we do not find ourselves with a meltdown in our vicinity.
    After all unfortunately we might have to thank Yakuza for making the workers die. This would be valid only if they are really doing something useful and not just trying to save the face of Tepco.

  • westcoastguy westcoastguy

    Natural selection at its best! you would have to be pretty ignorant to eat food from fukushima. that name will be tainted just like chernobyl! possibly worse since the japanese arent doing a thing to protect their people and it is heavily populated surrounding the plants. plus other plants in the area that have been affected and used fukushima as a cover up for their radioactive releases. the saying “history tends to repeat itself” is true. there was a cloud of secrecy over chernobyl and there is an even bigger cloud over fukushima

    • fellfromthesun

      Prime Minister Noda is now making a point of telling the media how he is eating Fukushima rice every day to help dispel “harmful rumours” about the safety of food from Fukushima. We’ll see if he’s the next one to get leukemia! Then again, it’s more likely he’s saying he’s eating the stuff while not actually doing so.

      “Noda wrote in his official blog post last month that he began eating rice from Fukushima on Oct. 21, a few days after visiting the prefecture and promising the people there he would switch to Fukushima rice at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence.” (Japan Times)