Japan Times: Prime Minister telling “outright lie”? — Experts: Nuclear material “has kept gushing into Pacific far beyond man-made bay” — Fukushima fisherman: “He must be kidding… he doesn’t know what’s going”

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 4:38 pm ET


Japan Times, Sept. 10, 2013: One question that emerged among the public immediately after Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics was whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an incorrect statement, or told an outright lie […] Abe stressed that the “effects from the contaminated water have been perfectly blocked within the (artificial) bay” of the wrecked nuclear complex, and said “the situation is under control.” Experts have long pointed out that irradiated water from the plant has kept gushing into the Pacific far beyond the man-made bay […] Tokyo Electric Power Co. admitted that a lot of water — and probably radioactive materials — was penetrating the fence and pouring into the wider ocean. The simulation assumed that 50 percent of the water inside the fence becomes mixed with seawater daily […]

Asahi Shimbun, Sept. 10, 2013: […] Abe’s remarks are credited with helping dispel concerns about radioactive water at the plant and securing the Games for Tokyo. Denis Oswald, an IOC member from Switzerland, said Abe’s speech on Fukushima was convincing. However, sources at [Tepco] acknowledged that it has not been able to keep radioactive materials from flowing into the ocean […] 68 becquerels of tritium were detected per liter of seawater sampled at the entrance of the harbor on Aug. 19, suggesting that radioactive materials may have been spreading outside the harbor. […] amounts exceeding safety standards for consumption were detected from slime flounder and other samples taken in July. […] South Korea’s Munhwa Ilbo newspaper took issue with Abe’s remark that there is no problem about the radioactive water issue, citing the view of a Japanese expert that the vow is groundless.

Toshimitsu Konno, a fisherman in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture: He is angry at Abe’s remarks at the IOC general meeting. “He must be kidding. We have been tormented by radioactive water precisely because the nuclear plant has not been brought under control. […] He can say, ‘completely blocked,’ because he does not know what is going on at the site. He said it is safe when he was abroad, but he will not tell us the same thing.”

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Published: September 10th, 2013 at 4:38 pm ET


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13 comments to Japan Times: Prime Minister telling “outright lie”? — Experts: Nuclear material “has kept gushing into Pacific far beyond man-made bay” — Fukushima fisherman: “He must be kidding… he doesn’t know what’s going”

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    No doubt within a couple years or sooner, the location/country to hold the 2020 Olympics will get changed.

  • weeman

    Abe you made a arse of your self this time, dummy.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    What, Honest Abe lie? No way.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Liar, liar, plant's on fire!

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Hi everyone, please follow this link and let CNN know if they show Pandora's Promise, they must provide equal time to the opposite viewpoint. Let's start getting the word outside of this forum that we are sick of the Nuclear Industry, and their lies.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Can someone PLEASE tell me what medication Abe's on…

    And where I can buy it.. Wholesale.

    • We Not They Finally

      It's called pathological arrogance. And it's not something you can add to your physiology. It shows up once the subject has no heart or soul.

  • SusanS

    ☢ Fukushima Petitions to Sign & Share! ☢
    ☢ Japan Needs Worldwide Help NOW! ☢


    We need a worldwide consortium made up of experts in the field to start brainstorming solutions to what is happening in Fukushima and what can be done to FIX it. We need them NOW. Each country will also need to commit funds to this effort, since it is and will continue to affect the entire planet. The consequences could be the extinction of all life on earth. It is past time to do this. Japan is calling for help and they can not handle it alone.

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  • jec jec

    Abe will get the Olympic funding, which is more than has been thrown at Fukushima's disaster…Do you think they will build duct tape building for the games (sarcasm)?

    "Do it cheap" is new slogan for TEPCO ABE, well..not very new..Fukushima has been handled as criminally cheap as everyone knows…

  • West Aussie West Aussie

    All governments and their cohorts in the media lie to us. There is a special level of predator that enjoys lying and is very good at it. That's because through their eyes we are nothing more than cattle to pray upon. Lying is a large part of the interaction that politicians engage in with the general public.
    Call them falsehoods, mis/dis-information, omissions by accident or design but they have to keep them up because to become truthful would make it easier to ask the even harder questions. As long as they can keep stonewalling us then we will expend all our energy fighting government as opposed to fighting the Nuke Industry. They are mean and tricky. Got to keep the people sleeping. Everybody fights the government at some time or another so the sheeple don't notice the fuss that much. That's what they're there for these days, to run interference for the private multinationals who are making all the money from these death-dealing industries.
    By passing laws in the Japanese Diet that can be used to jail Fukushima Daiichi NPP whistle-blowers the Japanese government sure is running some heavy duty interference for their friends/paymasters? in the Nuke/MIC.
    Even if that is too extreme then a number of the top politicians (world-wide) must be among the most selfish, stupid, arrogant disconnected and venal people alive to say such whopping lies. How do they end up being the candidates for their Parties unless these are qualities that are admired and promoted by their…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It's always about the by force extracted money…. 🙁 Nothing else really matters, certainly not the truth…