Jazz Musician from Fukushima: “It’s like a different world” (VIDEO)

Published: February 8th, 2013 at 5:11 pm ET


Title: Jazz Guitarist Yuto Kanazawa Writes ‘The Ocean’ in Aftermath of Fukushima Disaster
Source: PRI’s The World
Date: February 8, 2013

[… Yuto] Kanazawa was far from his home city of Fukushima, Japan in March 2011 when the earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan. […]

Kanazawa came to The World studios recently and played one of those tunes, called “The Ocean.” […]

At 1:00 in

Source: PRI’s The World

Kanazawa: It was September 2011 […]

I saw many people anxious about radiation.

Every elementary school students have little discs, radiation meter, which tells you where the radiation level’s high.

It’s like a different world.

Watch the video here

Published: February 8th, 2013 at 5:11 pm ET


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5 comments to Jazz Musician from Fukushima: “It’s like a different world” (VIDEO)

  • We Not They Finally

    Those so-called radiation meters are absolutely, pathetically, shamefully inadequate. There are alpha rays, beta rays, gamma rays, and close to 2,000 dangerous radioactive substances in the air, the soil, the water, the food, most of which the meters do NOT pick up. And what about the "hot" particles, like deadly bits of plutonium inhaled right into the lungs? And what about NO SAFE FOOD, yet the kids are forced to eat it anyway? What about TEPCO and the Japanese government having the decency and humanity to stop acting like mass murderers, and get those kids OUT of there!!

  • Jebus Jebus

    Pointing at the invisible, never creates vision.

    The invisible is shown to all, yet very few see…

    Land of Oblivion
    Chernobyl film offers lessons for Japan
    by Kaori Shoji


  • There was no mention of radiation or meltdowns.

    Anybody else notice that?

    Not a word about the largest man-made catastrophe in history happening at the Nuclear Power plant that continues to contaminate the ocean and the atmosphere on a global scale. Endangering children and future unborn generations.

    Here's my music contribution:
    "This video is a tribute to all of the innocent life forms that have suffered and will suffer due to the insidious lies of Nuclear Power." – ChasAha

    Fukushima Sunrise – recorded 'live'

    It does not matter where you're from. Fukushima, and what it now represents, is not going to change anytime soon. 🙁

  • Indeed, we're probably all just over-reacting. It'll never happen again:

    Japan quake analysis points to larger tsunamis
    Friday, 8 February 2013Anna Salleh

    Scientists now understand why the 2011 Japanese tsunami was bigger than expected and say we need to prepare for larger tsunamis in the future.

    The warning comes following an analysis of the quake which caused the tsunami, reported today in the journal Science.

    "Japan did not expect a tsunami that size. The country had a tsunami defence system in place but because it didn't expect such large waves, the system was inadequate," says Dr Virginia Toy, a geologist at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, who was involved in the study.

    "We now realise we've got to build systems that have greater capacity."

  • We Not They Finally

    To PU239: We are all probably just UNDER-reacting. What you say will "never happen again" is happening again and again and yet again every minute of the day, because they have not even a clue how to fix it and the radiation just keeps spewing out of there unabated. It's ongoing, cumulative, deadly, and speading. So the "never again" part of your comment is already "again" every minute of the day. The only appropriate reaction would be world-wide action to protect a planetary future IF POSSIBLE; and even that doesn't seem to be happening.