Watch: Japan’s top nuclear official freezes when questioned publicly — Remains motionless for over a minute (VIDEO)

Published: March 25th, 2012 at 4:45 pm ET


Title: Japan: “Hurry up! Restart the Oi nuclear power plants!”
Uploaded by: pejorativeglut via grigri6075
Date: Mar 24, 2012

From 2:24 – 3:33 in

Speaking to Haruki Madarame, Chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan: “If today’s meeting is about safety please answer my question.”

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Published: March 25th, 2012 at 4:45 pm ET


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46 comments to Watch: Japan’s top nuclear official freezes when questioned publicly — Remains motionless for over a minute (VIDEO)

  • bleep_hits_blades

    This is exciting! A must see! The Japanese are getting some guts!

    • They would have been tazed and jailed in the good o USA !

      • americancommntr

        In the US, it would have been more like the Simpson's episode where the family is at Congress and a drunken Homer yells, "You call this a bicameral legislature?", and gets piled on by security.

        It is heartening to see the Japanese security only used the force necessary to stop the guy. Truly, like you say, in the US, he probably would have been violently jumped, and tasered.

      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        And will soon be jailed everywhere unless enough of us are willing to give up our lives to contest them. I'm ready. Are you? Let me know. I want to go with a team. Solo I am not able to get the media notice necessary. Let me know. Admin can provide my contact info.

    • The loan would be on condition the reactors are restarted !!!!

      The lenders are concerned if two conditions — raising power tariffs and the restart of the utility's nuclear power plants — can be met in the face of public and political opposition following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster a year ago.

      Sources said the most likely option under discussion is for Tokyo Electric to issue bonds backed by collateral to the lenders in exchange for the funds.

      "We have a fiduciary duty to our clients and shareholders," said a banking source.

      "We cannot make a commitment when we are not sure about these things. We could get sued if things do not turn out as we expect and we cannot recover our loans," said the source, who is not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so did not want to be identified.

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    That is powerful stuff – brave people.

    The meeting seemed rather sparsely attended, I thought.

  • Tears produced by watching this video.

    The Japanese are now fighting for their lives.

    The Indians are also

    The Americans and Canadians must step up now!

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      I'm ready. But at 79, with chronic lung disease, I need support. I'll go, but I need support. As I said above, Admin has my contact info.

  • Kevin Kevin

    Well do not expect much from Canada, or at least the government of Canada. It is has become a petro state workng to be an energy superpower. Our unconcsionable leader is in Asia right now, maybe Japan I am not sure, to promote energy deals. He has also privatized nuclear power leaving Canadians with no say over policy but Billions upon billions of debt racked up over decades.

    This industry is a behemoth, arrogant and virtually unstoppable.

    Its only the people that can do it, and most of them are afraid to vote let alone tackle the most powerful forces on earth.

  • Cindy

    @ Stock

    We pay 45 cents a Kilowatt hr, on the Big Island !!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Kudos to those stopping the reactors …only a fool would stay with this failed and outdated technology.

  • dear jones

    solar power is so successful that our government have to stop it so as to protect the power company in Australia.

    Think about if everyone have a solar hot water system.
    Everyone have a solar power for all lighting.

    All power company have to close down. How many jobs will lose.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Power companies..might have to take a biff…jobs and all.
      No government should block the ability of the people to possess self-sufficiency…
      Self-sufficiency is a mark of a healthy culture…and a healthy government should help the citizens attain this.
      The government wants dependence..dependence is control.
      Solar calls for an initial investment…it provides more than provides freedom.

    • No jobs lost, they can install the panels.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        True..plenty of work ..fitting out all the households with solar.

        • It really is decades of work for a large workforce.

          • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

            Hi stock, found this: "West Coast "Green" Jobs Data Shows Promise"

            "A group of West Coast leaders has made its first attempt to quantify how many jobs have been spurred by the clean economy, a sector that includes engineers who design solar, wind and efficiency technologies and the electricians who install them—as well as train conductors, recycling collectors and organic farmers.

            On Tuesday, the Pacific Coast Collaborative unveiled the results of a study it commissioned that found the region supports 508,000 clean economy jobs, or about three percent of the regional workforce. The group includes government leaders from California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The report is an effort to show private industries and public sectors that clean economy investments and policies are paying off. (…)

            🙂 🙂 🙂

        • patb2009

          grid is still needed for Grid Tied solar….

          It's just the grid becomes the battery, selling power at night and buying from all those small prodcuers.

    • better then being out of a world to live in !

  • dear jones

    Not enough power!!!

    How about put wind power along the coast line …

  • Christophe Christophe

    Fascinating and disturbing to watch the chairman completely refuse to look in the eyes of the man who is asking him the pointed questions. The chairman not only won't answer – he also keeps his gaze fixed in a strange direction…

    It is extremely insulting to ignore someone like that – he's telling the guy he is basically beneath notice. Conversely, one could argue that the chairman is so devoid of right that he cannot even look the people confronting him in the eye…

    Anyhow, like the other comments posted above, I'm amazed the guy didn't get tazed or taken down with a brutal move. I guess the Japanese still have a ways to go before they reach our level of barbarity and brutality… America truly is not much different than Nazi Germany (which Bush's grandfather funded, let's not forget). Same for most of the rest of the NATO countries, sadly.

  • Christophe Christophe

    OT but still nuclear, as it seems that some Washington insiders are becoming convinced that TPTB are actively seeking not only confrontation with Iran/Russia/China, but actual global nuclear warfare: ("Obama-Pledges-His-Allegiance-to-Her-Majesty-the-Queen")


    Just have to repost this link. Even mainstream says the stress tests are flawed.

    Briefcases of cash and Yakuzi threats. No democracy here. No difference in US or Canada
    Besides the sad health threat the general Fulushima truth tells, the other story is democracy is dead in the western world. Ifthis happened in US or Canada (a fiefdom of US ), no security would be necessary as everyone would be watching hockey or football or reruns of friends.
    God Bless

  • dear jones

    You know why the western world not promote the solar power hard.

    All solar panel are produced in China.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi jones, that's not correct. Solar panels are produced in the USA, in Europe – probably at many places all over the world. US scientists just found a way recently to cut the silicium wafers in even thinner slices to reduce the production costs by 50%!
      The Chinese government just heaviliy subsidises their production – that's why their panels are cheaper.
      The long-term performance though is often better in non-Chinese panels (I have read in test results, I have no proof for that).

      If I had a roof to put solar on, I would definetely buy a European product to help the local industry. Peace!

  • dear jones

    Just like we have the power saving light ball for twenty year before the copy right owner-the power company let it out to the market.

  • patriot9878

    Their country is destroyed and they haven't told them to get out? They are just getting started. Wait in a couple years when half have cancer. This whole thing might have been intentionally done, because Japan would not comform to the NWO.