Jiji: Fukushima children recuperating at center in Okinawa

Published: January 7th, 2013 at 1:49 pm ET


Title: Fukushima children recuperate at center on Okinawa island
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan 8, 2013

Fukushima children recuperate at center on Okinawa island

A recuperation center set up on Kumejima island in Okinawa Prefecture is providing support for children affected by the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture.

[…] set up by nonprofit organization Okinawa Kumi no Sato in the aftermath of the nuclear crisis as part of efforts to help maintain the health of disaster-afflicted children in Fukushima.

[…] modeled after a recuperation center in Belarus set up in 1994 for child victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear crisis. Photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa, 69, who has been involved in the running of the recuperation center, is using his experience to manage Kumi no Sato.

[…] The program also provides comprehensive thyroid examinations for the children. […]

Watch a video from Japan television featuring Hirokawa here

Published: January 7th, 2013 at 1:49 pm ET


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16 comments to Jiji: Fukushima children recuperating at center in Okinawa

  • 3-11-11

    Quote from the article:

    "During their stays, children can enjoy the natural environment of Kumejima island and eat food without worries of radiation safety."

    It is sad and outrageous that Japanese children are being fed food with radiation in it.

    Posted in another thread was this chart on how much radiation the FDA will allow in children's food, including Plutonium 238 and 239, following a nuclear event!


    Radionuclide in Bq/kg — 3 months old — 1 year old

    Strontium-90 — 308 — 362
    Iiodine-131 — 196 — 167
    Cesium-134 — 1600 — 2190
    Cesium-137 — 2000 — 2990
    Cesium group(a) 1800 — 2590
    Ruthenium-103 — 6770 — 8410
    Ruthenium-106 — 449 — 621
    Plutonium-238 — 2.5 — 21
    Plutonium-239 — 2.2 — 18
    Americium-241 — 2.0 — 17
    Plutonium + Americium group (b) 2.2 — 19

    Scroll down to "Table D-5 Derived Intervention Level"


  • this video is jaw dropping… is it possible to increase the size of font on the video subtitle? i zoomed in.. wow!

    the iaea are liars and murderers! its official!!
    amazing to see the carers of these children speaking out!
    its a powerful documentary and i cant wait for the next installment..

    shows you what the main stream media could be doing with their billions of dollars of resources.. this video is done on a budget and is more real and powerful than anything the bbc etc have done.. real stories about real people…

    great post admin

    • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

      After reading your post I have to watch the vid….

      • 3-11-11

        @6:27 in the video —

        "The doctor's prophecy that there will be an explosive increase in breast cancer, bone cancer and leukemia following thyroid cancer is beginning to come true."

        And then the journalist adds:

        "Mr. Hirokawa, after looking at your video, I wonder what it was that IAEA announced there were no health damages among the residents."

        Mr. Hirokawa answers:

        "…according to the local doctors, the mission members didn't enter the heavily-contaminated areas. Besides, they brought their food, sourced from far away, and didn't eat anything local."

        Wow – the IAEA research members said it was safe without even visiting the worst areas and while bringing their own food!

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      Truly, truly horrific and disgusting! I don't even want to think about an innocent new-born baby or one or two month old being exposed to any amount! This is just plain horrific!!!~~

  • jec jec

    And guess what..if BLENDED..it should NOT be here in the USA! "Typical precautionary actions include covering exposed products, moving animals to shelter, corralling livestock and providing protected feed and water." (pg. 20). "The blending of contaminated food with uncontaminated food is not permitted because this is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDA 1991)." (pg. 22).
    So-if anyone has information the blended rice or ?? products from Fukushima are being imported into the USA…..Just Saying..its an FDA RULE! Wonder if Sec. Clinton knew THAT? Start digging gals and guys..and report as a whistleblower if you can..

  • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

    The data is the most important factor and it's the first casualty, which is a crime that carries forward to future generations. If proper data was kept and acknowledged as valid during and immediately after the Chernobyl event, there would be less debate and more progress today in Japan.

  • From http://kuminosato.net

    Dear supporters,

    This facility is supported and maintained by people with a humanitarian conscience for protecting children that surely no one can oppose. The building renovation costs, the facility operating costs, the travel expenses, and the accommodation expenses for children are all covered by donations from people who sympathize with this project.

    Without such supporters, cooperators, and support from the local community of Kume Island, this facility would have been impossible to establish.

    Several part time staff members are working in this facility. However, numbers are kept to the necessary minimum. This is because the salary of just one person can cover the expenses for around 50 to 100 children. Mindful of this, we manage this facility with the support of many considerate volunteers…..


    real people real stories

  • kalidances

    American children are eating Fukushima food too. Both countries should be ashamed.


    • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

      Thanks for the repost, Kali.. I'd missed that somehow.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      Well, if it's KOBE beef I doubt many if ANY children are eating it. KOBE beef if extremely expensive. Thousands of dollars per pound depending upon the cut.

      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        You don't really believe they are putting it in the food of the rich, do you? Common. It's probably going to every McDonald's across the USA

  • kintaman kintaman

    Recuperating? They are being cleaned of all internal radioactive contaminants? I did not know such a process was invented (It was not).
    What they are doing is getting temporary refuge from external exposure and reducing their intake of internal contaminants.

  • gottagetoffthegrid


    I don't even know what to say.

    Wait til next year when the "Fukushima necklace" becomes the fashion de jour.

    F@ckn ' n a$$holes!

    Sorry admin, but these are just kids. I just.. I'm so… Damn it!.