KPFA in Japan: I’ve learned over 800 people have disappeared from Fukushima plant — “May have been killed or died during work” — “Gov’t actually in business with the Yakuza” (AUDIO)

Published: March 19th, 2014 at 6:18 pm ET


KPFA Flashpoints, Mar. 10, 2014 (at 3:00 in):

Steve Zeltzer, reporting from Japan: One of the things I learned in Osaka from the president of the day laborers is that many of the day laborers being brought into the plant, they’re not being registered and they’re disappearing. There were over 800 day laborers who have disappeared from contact by the union, which means they may have been killed or died during work.

KPFA Flashpoints, Mar. 11, 2014 (at 4:00 in):

Zeltzer: The government now is in control of Tepco, which runs Fukushima plant, and they’ve allowed the use contract workers, through the Yakuza. So the government is actually in business with the Yakuza, allowing the Yakuza to bring in these workers, and we heard a report that many are not even being registered when they go into the plant so they’re not entitled to health care and also when they get sick and over-doses you can’t tell because they haven’t been registered, these are the contract workers at the plant. […] These workers are basically being used as cannon fodder. Some of them are not only day laborers but also immigrant workers who are being used as well to clean up the plant.

Full Flashpoints broadcasts available here

Published: March 19th, 2014 at 6:18 pm ET


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124 comments to KPFA in Japan: I’ve learned over 800 people have disappeared from Fukushima plant — “May have been killed or died during work” — “Gov’t actually in business with the Yakuza” (AUDIO)

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    The Yakuza us doing all it can as revenge for Nagasaki and Hiroshima. They know the winds and ocean are going straight to the USA. Remember the baloon bombs of WW2?

    • lam335 lam335

      It's not primarily about us. Those who are responsible for failing to manage this crisis are killing their own in far greater numbers–contaminating people's bodies, the food supply, the water, and the air, not to mention the genetic damage that will be passed on to all future generations.

      Japan's population numbers were already too low before 3/11/2011, and now all these additional burdens have been placed upon the health of their people.

      • dka

        it is worst than north Korean camps.

      • "Thousands dead,…"

        As time goes by and more data emerges the Yoichi Shimatsu Interview Transcript of Aug26'13 seems to ring more and more true…
        Yoichi's speculations correlate with Japan's insisting that they will restart their Plutonium Refinement Reactor Oct'14…
        Japan is in the Plutonium business…

        Here's the transcript…still worth the read if you don't have this info….

        Yoichi is an International World Renowned Journalist who stands by his work heroically…

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      There are no good guys here: just the dying, the dead, and the doomed. – RE

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        These 800 hundred signed a piece of paper, thousands of others missing must have worked for cash.. 🙁

    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

      We did it to ourselves. We built he bomb, we developed nuclear power, we built the nuclear facility in Fukushima, we knew how bad the disaster was, we didn't warn our people. The Yakuza are doing our dirty work.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    If they admit to 800 missing its probably more like 8000. What an ugly situation.

    • Bones Bones

      This reminds me of the stories early on where someone or some people saw lots of dead workers hidden near the plant by the ocean. Does anyone else remember these reports early on? This has been known these people are dying and they are hiding it since beginning. Does anyone remember the story I am talking about? It was very early on and I believe a tweet or somehow the story got out by a worker. This is feeling like deja vu.

  • the yakuza are the govt, in japan. they go by other names elsewhere but the mi familia construct runs every nation. always has.

    facing truth is harsh, unsettling. unappetizing. like facing fukushima. like hanford, wipp,, chelyabinsk or chernobyl. savannah river or oak ridge or los alamos. weapons of war hidden by flags and propaganda and assassins.

    did a search on the gugal noose,, yakusa is a video game. must be like grand theft auto for the feeble minded drone pilots to be of the . ahem,, self defense forces.



      correct ACD. The article misleads by suggesting the Japanese government cooperating with the Yakuza. Reality is, Yakuza has complete and unquestioned control of the government. Most every government that utilizes centralized banking that's tied into the global network of banks is being run by organized crime. All intelligence services and defense is under their control. They sewed it up after WWII; what that war was really about. We're not to be blamed for having allowed this to come to pass. Anyone who would or did stand against them was disappeared, assassinated, intimidated; list goes on. This is a global cabal of murderous scum who deserve the hell they've brought upon to themselves. And don't for a minute think that any-other government on this planet is in the dark to what's going on in Japan. When they so desire, the international 'community' can move on any nation that threatens their control. Maintaining such control is contingent upon the preservation of their nuclear monopoly. That's why the only headlines against countries that use nuclear power are countries that are attempting to retain their autonomy. Acknowledging any problem in Japan is sacrilege to the controllers, as such admission brings all of their murderous strategies into question. Yakuza can be bought off. The Japanese government has been bought. The real decisions, when they're finally made, will be coming out of London…

  • lostworld lostworld

    I really love our species.

  • atomicistheword

    Where is General Electric Hitachi/Toshiba Westinghouse in this matter. They built these atomic bombs. Where are they? Why are people protecting their negligence?

    Too busy making weapons for a world war three!

    Corporations are the destroyers of civilisation.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      Toshiba-Westinghouse Wants Out Of Nuclear Business
      October 5th, 2012
      “This quietly began in July as Toshiba hired JP Morgan to find a buyer for the Westinghouse nuclear company they now own. The Times UK is reporting they do not have any potential buyers.
      “According to the Times Toshiba wants to quit the nuclear industry. ‘Toshiba-Westinghouse wants to quit the nuclear industry altogether and is struggling to raise finance for the joint venture.’
      “Toshiba-Westinghouse was unable to secure financing for the build at Hinckley Point in the UK. Even their own country’s export bank denied them a loan. “Japan’s state-controlled export credit agency, JBIC, has refused to underwrite an estimated £4.3 billion capital raising planned by Toshiba because the country is also phasing out nuclear power after Fukushima.”
      “This put Toshiba-Westinghouse out of the running for this UK project unless they can come up with the funds themselves. The company is trying to sell off this division, can’t find any buyers and can’t find any investors. The one reactor currently under construction in the US is an AP1000 reactor, the design Westinghouse owns. This was funded by forcing consumers to pre-pay for the cost of building the reactor. This highly controversial tactic is now in the court in FL over a similar program there that is attempting to raise funds for new reactors and repairs on a current unit.
      “If Toshiba curtails or ends their nuclear division and Westinghouse both the US and UK…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      Westinghouse, Ameren lose out in nuclear reactor funding
      “…’Politicians in Missouri should focus on implementing clean renewable energy that voters supported with 75 percent of the statewide vote in 2008, which excluded nuclear power,’ Ed Smith, safe energy director at the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, said in a statement….
      “Government funding of up to $226 million to develop small modular nuclear reactor technology will go to an Oregon firm instead of a group that included Ameren Missouri….”

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      Toshiba shuffling, not throwing in hand, in potential Westinghouse deal

      Jan. 5, 2013
      “…The deal gave Toshiba, Japan's largest maker of nuclear power-plant equipment, access to prevailing reactor technologies: Westinghouse's pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors Toshiba licensed from General Electric Co. …”

      Read more:

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Yeah! And NASA just said we should round them up for their own good. I paraphrase, of course.

  • Would the US Navy lie about radiation exposure?

    It sure seems like it….not only did those sailors not get "dosed" somehow the ships protected them so well, that they got 85% less radiation than normal "you live on planet earth" radiation background
    For the USNS Bridge, they stated the Whole Body Dose of .005 rem
    Assuming on deck and working 24/7 for 60 days

    Wow, that must be some special ships they have, I mean if you accept 2mSv as "background" some say it is 6mSv, that would equal .2 rem for a year

    or about .033 rem for 60 days….but somehow they got it down to .005, those special navy ships can reduce background by 85%, I think I will go enlist tomorrow!

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    My recommendation that WIPP advertise for high risk jobs that pay extremely well on the assumption the men contemplating suicide might do better risking their lives in such a way as to benefit their families drew a sharp rebuke from ENEnews. Unfortunately I think as it was partly satire on the Japan situation and partly done to reveal the lack of genuine humanitarian values in the USA where the $ stands high above every other value. However, my suggestion had/has a value because if persons going down into the mine could do some good it might save lives down the way. And the good pay would differ from Japan and the Yakuza. The likelihood is that the suicides would be far better than the city shadows the Yakuza rounds up quite possibly with threats. Still for tender American ears it may be too harshly realistic.

    • utahruss utahruss

      The lack of Harsh Reality is what has allowed this planet to reach the edge of the precipice!

      We need a lot more Harsh Reality and doing whatever it takes to get the "good guys" in government and the military and other agencies,to start doing the right things.

      Most people who work in government are good people, following orders, however they need to remember Nuremberg, and how that defense did not work then, and generally, never does.

      People, WE need to start taking our elected officials to task, holding them accountable, its easy if you ask the right questions.

      These questions need to be answered by our elected and non elected officials in government and law enforcement at all levels.

      Time to start asking the right questions, and the 4 I ask of United States Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr, and the Honorable Chief Justice John G Roberts, Jr., in my opinion are some questions that can be used as a beginning point for any government official

      1. Do we live in a Society based upon the Rule Of Law?

      2. Are Government Officials subject to those same Laws as the Citizens?

      3. Does House Concurrent Resolution 175, Code of Ethics for Government Service apply?

      4. Do Government Officials get Limited Liability protection for Fraud, Embezzlement and Purposeful Negligence?

    • chevvvy chev

      hear hear, capn",only problem is potential suicides,are generally on a selfish mission,seeking a permanent solution for what may well be a temporary problem.
      Thus they are not generally amenable,to altruistic diversions……………..:)

    • irhologram

      Capt. Nemo: Why do I get the human sacrifice image much like Polynesians through the ages, jumping into the volcano to prevent it's wrath , only our case, intermediaries through the ages, will be jumping down the shafts of the WIPP salt mine to prevent it's wrath? Unfortunately, their self sacrifice may be as effective as their dead Polynesian martyrs. Bow down. Worship the WIPP and feed it people before it explodes.

  • Sickputer

    The huge waste incinerator they built at the complex in 2011 and used perhaps for more than just plutonium debris?

    • Salemone Salemone

      That is too horrific to even contemplate…but the fact that we're talking about TEPCO. Anything is possible.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    The Soviet Union had a lot of waste to dispose of and also nuclear accidents. Sometimes they just dumped it into the Arctic Sea. Accidents they tried to keep secret. Not so different here where they forget to tell like off the coast from SF or play down to no worry levels . . . You could say the USA was/is a prosperous Soviet Union and the Soviet Union was a poor USA.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Capt.Nemo; I had this conversation on late 2011 with a very conflicted,former USN enlisted retiree from nuclear sub duty on a university web forum that started out "seeming" to be honestly,accurately setting out the facts well enough until their own 180deg. banana-touting BS made it clear if their own affiliation & contributions to the Manhattan Project & then to Japan's nuclear program isn't enough to figure out both "why" & where they fit into the "scheme" of things & by now probably "who" I'm speaking of as well(?)!! But returning to the subject that saw me engaged in a very heated argument with a lifer,CPO from the nuclear USN objecting to my disclosure of the FACT re; a great-uncle who was the CO of the submarine base in CT when as a youngster I was privy to the conversation he had with my late stepdad describing "the "hot" aspects of the Cold War which detailed the offloading of nuke waste from sub propulsion plants into our adversary's territorial waters & commercial fishing grounds and the Soviets responding in kind to this disgusting practice but my "special friend" patriotically defended his illustrious leaders and denied that any such events had EVER occurred by HIS navy!! When I asked him a few questions that easily proved whether his duties & security clearance even ALLOWED him into the highly-classified areas of the subs his responses allowed me to conclude he was but a common "deck ape" & unqualified to answer or comment anyway! 😐 …

  • sKeptic

    If nuclear energy is so safe, why do the cornerstones of corporate greed (money lenders) find it so damn hard to lend them money?
    And in conjunction: if ionizing radiation is not dangerous, why is it specifically excluded from EVERY insurance policy? Insurance companies are not dumb – they know risks better than anyone! Their position in the corporate machine relies solely on correctly analyzing risk.
    So we have an industry that can't borrow money, and whose products you can't get insurance against telling the only people who will support it (the taxpayer) that its like eating bananas.

  • Yakuza, Mafia or the Mob.
    They have many different names.

    It's Mob Economics 101:
    Find a business that's easy to enter and lucrative to control.

    IMO – The main reason:
    When the toxic garbage is dumped illegally, they make even more money.

    Example: 'Love Canal'.
    Long remembered or just forget about it?

    Ten years after the incident, New York State Health Department Commissioner David Axelrod stated that Love Canal would long be remembered as a "national symbol of a failure to exercise a sense of concern for future generations."

    I think the CONCERN for future generations has been forgotten.


    Note: It was 5 years before Russia disclosed the number of Liquidators that died at Chernobyl.
    (they say about 5000 workers)

    If you consider 3 meltdowns ONGOING and NONSTOP at Fukushima, then 8000 deaths does not seem that far off to me. 🙁

  • Mack Mack

    Here is a 2013 article from ENENewser "arclight" (who writes for regarding apparent deaths of Fukushima workers, etc:報道されない原発作業員の死亡について/

  • CONCERN for future generations has been forbidden.

    there is only the now. look deeply at the waste. wanton and malicious waste and exploitation across ALL time.
    we feel insulted somehow, but the previous generations all faced similar threats from their leadership structures.
    we might be the fifth age to spoil and nuke each other.
    even the limited history we are taught is 99% myth and propaganda.
    we still have no access to the jfk files 50 years after his murder.
    i know in my heart this world has felt such sorrow before.
    such a pity too. the mirage is so full of chocolate and strawberries. the reality is poison, pathogen and war for profit that means nothing. the bankers hold is through mind control alone. they make "money" from nothing and get us to worship idols and graven images.

    fk them. curse them with your morning breath. they are stealing billions of mornings from us. if you work for govt that means you are actively advocating genocide. thats how I see it, accessory to the crime. you need to stand now and stand down from helping them kill us off and make the rotten scumlords do the dirty work on their own. let them eat yellowcake

    • We Not They Finally

      Not everyone working for government is "actively advocating genocide." Firemen, policemen, clerks? Even FEMA has people who are genuinely dedicated to helping people in emergencies.

      Or maybe we could just curse everyone and have no roads, no schools, no courts, no infrastructure.

      There is a ton of bad and corrupt government, and a lot of that is institutional. Getting money out of politics would be the first step, but instead this country is going backwards.

      On the other hand, if you really want NO government, then try Somalia. You won't like it.

    • zogerke zogerke

      >they are stealing billions of mornings from us.<

      ACD that is a brilliant line.

  • atomicistheword

    I wonder if there is any data about dead workers at Nissan motors engine manufacturing division that is near Fukushima?

    I guess not in the current state climate?

  • For those who don't know, the Yakuza is an organization that is excepted in Japan as a possible ally of a legitimate business, even a huge company like Tepco. Smart thing for the government to turn a blind eye to the crime syndicate. Let them enforce certain business practices. I''ve worked as a temp myself and worked with homeless crack heads working for their rock. Sounds hard core but imagine temping for a Yakuza ran company who send you to "light industrial cleanup" at the Fukushima plant.
    For those who haven't, Wikipedia or Google Yakuza. And send a prayer or love or what have you to the hapless hopeless homeless pushed into a corner Yakuza temp worker at the triple meltdown cleanup. Surely the original unsung hero.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    The technology must go.

  • this troll must be unemployed, I guess when Bama stopped the MOX project, the troll lost his funding too.

    Now I want Obama to make a change we can all believe in, phase out nuclear!
    socref has left a new comment on your post "WIPP A Nuclear Disaster In 2014 In New Mexico and …":

    Stock doesnt know about a concept called "secondary confinement"

    Yo! Sock Puppet…..using the earths atmosphere as secondary confinement is the Devil's work. Stop killing the human genome. Wake up. Learn solar!

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Hello ALL; I finally got a chance to jump on the PC since things got pretty hectic around here following the wife's getting her monthly zolodex injection to her stomach which is supposed to continue forcing her body into menopause to keep from producing the hormones her HER-2 positive cancer "feeds"on but it comes at a price!-the price being a huge increase in seizures and self-inflicted injuries during bouts of chemically-induced dementia(?)!! 🙁 A little bit OT,but then the issues I describe here even when I stray a bit are ALWAYS among things that come up in these threads in one way or form or another anyways! But back to the story at hand,which I'd found that my many hours spent watching the Tomioka cam has allowed me to see MANY,MANY marked & unmarked ambulances & vehicles equipped for "horizontal" passenger transport that usually has a small escort leading & following the "hearses"(?),which hindsight inspired by THIS thread EASILY allows those of us who watch them closely and focus on the things they may not always think are noticed to figure things out relatively easily(?)! How many of you guys remember discussing this very subject and remember references made to "where" they were taking the sick and/or dead when remarks were made that mentioned local morgues,hospitals,universities, possible "temporary liquidator disposal" sites &/or "methods of concealing their casualties"??!! 🙁 …

    • Johnny, sorry to hear the stuff you and family must deal with.

      Indeed, where do they put the bodies in Fuku? Cremation is very common in Japan, to be buried is odd indeed….

      Maybe they gift it to the world….

      Some people believe that if you burn something radioactive it goes away…well kind of it does…it goes into the air, the gift that keeps on giving.

      Aloha, and keep your and yours spirits high.

      I think we can tip this thing so others don't have to suffer as much!

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        Thanks stock!, Hell yeah we can "tip" this thing!! I have this feeling we ARE doing just that! By the way,I've also learned that you are among the (top of the list) posters here whom my personal friends & acquaintances(& skeptical critics)whom I've learned actually DO follow my links here & to your own site even if they just "lurk" for the most part(?)! 🙂 My point being that for whatever reasons that the people I've tried for so long & hard to gain a foothold in the door to their suppressed common-sense/logic about this issue "radiation" with 311/Fukushima being the event that should've broken through the mental barriers that "denial" & misplaced loyalties & TRUST in TPTB just didn't cut it for "us"! So I say to my lurking peeps now that I still won't set out any "I told you so"BS,nor would I ever want to NOT be proven WRONG along with ALL of us here possibly "looking bad" for harboring such strong feelings of hopelessness & impending doom!Hey I challenge TPTB/nuke-puke cartel to prove 311 isn't an ELE and detail HOW & WHY nukes are safe,necessary & "under their control",but without any banana bullshit that includes the misinformation they've sold to the all too trusting public for way too long already??!!Otherwise maybe the nuke cartel should begin shifting their resources & retraining for the COMPLETE phase-out of ALL nuclear crap instead of new construction & leading the world to utter destruction!We can't retreat now,not even an inch!! 🙂 Take…

        • Huuwah! comment cut but appreciated

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          cont'd Care ALL!! 🙂 P.s., I also found out that I played a small part in bringing a Union rep for a very prominent,not exactly "civilian" sector up to speed on the issues and he has begun taking steps to remove nuke vestments from the 401K portfolios if not because of the morality issues then at least for my pointing out that their retirement packages would be impacted negatively when the nuke industry begins going belly-up & insider trading will leave them hurting for having left any portions of their pension funds invested in nuclear crap!!! Some of my activities have brought me into the focus of the pukes who brought us here and I'm not only NOT afraid of them or what they're capable of,but they've already begun killing off my loved ones with their poisons and I'm sure their plenty of Fukushitium lodged in my own body so "what,me worry"? 🙁 They couldn't PAY me enough to sell my soul the way all of those complicit in the harm wrought on this world and all of the genuine,loving,worthwhile souls they've harmed already and I shudder to think of how bad it will get when the impacts of their foul crap are fully realized(?)!! SHUT THEM ALL DOWN!!

        • bo bo

          Great – and very chilling – points JohnnyBlade…

          Btw I liked your photo of your pooch.
          Give him and your wife lots of hugs!!

      • Dr. Holger Strohm – Plutonium From Fukushima Will Kill Millions – Via Recycling Through Many Future Generations; via @AGreenRoad

        The nuclear industry claims it is green; it is recycling radioactive plutonium, cesium, strontium and other man made elements quite efficiently, through everyone on the planet..


  • Sickputer

    The sick might get a ride to the hospital. Even for some of the early heart attack victims from heatstroke in the summer of 2011.

    But I suspect the last ride for dead onsite workers is a short one…straight over to the
    MSWVRTB (aka HTIB).

    Long acronyms? 🙂 Quite simple actually:

    "Central Radioactive Waste Treatment Facility (Miscellaneous Solid Waste Volume Reduction Treatment Building [High Temperature Incinerator Building])."

    • rogerthat

      ''Volume Reduction Treatment'' — earplugs??

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        No the "earplugs" are for the incinerator operators so they can't hear the screams of the liquidators they toss in who are still alive(just barely though!) 🙁 It's a pretty sad state of affairs when "conspiracy theories" have to take the back seat to the very real,visibly apparent & "proven" realities that far surpass any horrible suspicions & 'theories" of wrongdoing at the highest levels??!! 🙁 I often get the urge to call my grown kids to tell them that I love them and how sorry I am for my part in bringing them into this world that I truly thought would hold so much more for them…does it make sense that I feel even worse that neither of my children's existence was by "accident" and in fact their births were both desired & planned for??!! What do I say to them if(when)they too are diagnosed with cancers? My 70 yr. old mom's eye filled with blood over the weekend and during my visit while I tried to get her to go to the ER I also learned that her sister,my aunt has thyroid cancer since 2012,my sister has had MS for years but now has stage4 cancer riddling her neck & spine,also 3 more cousins battling post-311 cancers too! Our favorite oncology nurse informed us he was being transferred but told me Friday that the newest guidelines now have changed from "5 yr. treatment plans/survival ratios" to TEN years now before they will sound the "all clear" or call their patients a "survivor"?! 🙁 does anyone know about this recent treatment/survival ratio…

    • Leave it to the mob to figure out how to 'disappear' a lot of people.

      They have their ways..

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        Dr.Goodheart; I may as well get myself in even deeper shitium before I call it a night & prepare for a showing of an apt. we're hoping to get should it fill our needs(?),here goes,"Perhaps those dry casks have ample room for a bit of "organic nuclear waste[d] materials" after spent fuel is entombed inside them??!! Maybe Jimmy Hoffa isn't part of the foundation of Giant's Stadium after all? maybe the borated sand/concrete they used to fill up the TMI vessels has more than can meet the eye(for about 10,000 years!)??!! They probably have made room for me in one of them by now too,especially if I gave any ideas??!! 🙁 !! lol…even though I say this with sarcasm now it doesn't mean it couldn't hold some truth??!! The past few years has done much to personally keep the worst my imagination has to offer alive and NOTHING would surprise me after seeing how they operate! I personally believe the nuke cartel gives the mob a bad rap! Even Vinny & Guido wouldn't poison their own kids for a quick buck if they knew the shitium would come back to them(& everyone else)??!! 🙁 … Good Night ALL! …..

  • SadieDog

    IBT article, Fukushima clean-up, destitute, dumped on and unskilled…

  • 200 To 4,000 Missing TEPCO Nuclear Plant Workers – Where Did They Disappear To? via @AGreenRoad

  • Disinvestment worked for a whole country; remember the Apartheid regime.

    The whole world shunned them.

    It is time to SHUN the nuclear crowd..

    Don't talk with them.

    Don't give them any money.

    Don't vote for anyone who supports nuclear anything.

    Do not invest in anything nuclear (not unless you like losing all your money and future)

    Don't buy nuclear power!


  • We Not They Finally

    It's been long since unclear that the "workers" brought in by the Yazuka do, or can do, any meaningful or helpful work. Most buildings there cannot even be approached because the radiation is too high. Maybe they are just doing this to drain the public treasury for themselves. Nothing should surprise us by now. Horrify, yes, but not surprise.

    • Shaker1

      "Maybe they are just doing this to drain the public treasury for themselves. Nothing should surprise us by now."

      No. I don't think anyone should be surprised. While I'm not very schooled in Japanese society and what seems their outright acceptance of gangster-type monopolies in industry, history of power is ripe with such, from the powers behind the throne in monarchies to the powers behind men such as Hitler or the twisted dictators with death squads even the US has supported vigorously in South and Central America. Power positions might profess ethics as expressed by the common man, but I might remark that much more than often the common man specifically grants those positions the privilege of the unconscionable and finds it advantageous that they are. That rather famous study that was done with common people making a choice of inflicting pain upon strangers (whose faked screams they could even hear) simply because they were told to do it by some dubious authority might be enlightening in that regard. Dispicable, yes. Surprising? Not really, is it?

      The longer this goes on in conjunction with the financial distress that another form of gangsters have been allowed to propagate, the spotlight on Japan shows me an increasingly incompetent society. Those who feel they are protected by the institutions there are actually nothing but the acquiescent to its deeds that overpower and persecute any exception that might take an ethical stand.

  • bo bo

    So after multiple tries at posting comments to refute a shill at this link on Japan Today more than 6 times ) I finally gave up and posted this comment:

    'Japan Today, thank you for offering this very rare venue of open discussion about the on going nuclear disaster at fukushima daiichi. Your continued tireless efforts in scrubbing away comments that question the Japanese government's position that everything is ok in the land of the rising sun – at lightening speed – is much appreciated. Have a good day.'

    I fell asleep but then woke up 2 hours later, this already posted comment had already been edited to this.

    'Japan Today, thank you for your tireless effort in offering this very rare venue of open discussion about the on going nuclear disaster at fukushima daiichi. Much appreciated.'

    Unbelievable. It would be one thing to remove a comment under the excuse 'it was simply not appropriate'. But to change up words and intent, and still place authorship to the poster ? I feel even more violated. 🙁

    • bo bo

      Bwahahaha !
      And… the moment I posted above comment on enenews, the article was removed from Japan Today. Lightening speed.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Just like my letter to the editor. Man, when they do that, there should be some kind of legal recourse. Compensation of say, 50 bucks per letter or special character omitted. Burns me up.

    • zogerke zogerke

      Bo this is amazing documentation of how the process is so corrupted (not that we didn't all know that anyway.) T H A N K Y O U

      • bo bo

        Zogerke – Interesting, too, I got a notification just now from the yahoo e mail account I used to sign up to comment at Japan Times –

        'an unknown user signed on from an unknown location. Please reconfirm your password to log back in'

        • MT

          There is definitely a screening / censoring going on at japantoday .
          They let you post first and then block you while other pronuke trolls have the chance to comment on your message while you cant , so giving them the edge .
          In any case i still managed to post a few replies and i can access the site today .

          PS:Bo if you want to post something on japantoday and you are blocked , just post it here , and let me know ,so i will copy paste it and post it for you with my nick .
          I will be here on enenews for the next hour .
          Hope it helps .

          • bo bo

            Thanks MT – I've been reposting throughout the day just for sh*ts and giggles.
            Every time the post goes up, I make sure to copy so you can see the time stamp accumulating to their embarassment.

  • RonM RonM

    gOD &@#^!(&$^&*!$%$#$#*@&*!&)! it!

    Everybody's not smiling enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Now smile more everybody! Right now or get fried!!!!

  • Ontological Ontological

    800 of those who came back for more work allotments, after faking their exposure times. I wondered what they were burning all that first year at night. Before they moved the camera.

  • razzz razzz

    I thought about investing in lead coffins but the Japanese are probably dumb enough to cremate radioactive bodies adding more radiation into the cycle of life.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Bo is going to hurt you.

    • bo bo


      Yes, these are questions I quietly consider anout my family members. Soon this will be a question we all have to start wondering as we slowly turn into radioactive waste.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I don't think it is the Japanese that are dumb, but rather it is a learned social behavior to believe their leaders.

      I did that once upon a time, too.

      Now, I really don't want to follow anybody. Have to follow sometimes to survive. Wish it were not so.

    • We Not They Finally

      razz, me I thought that the only way to get any accurate account of excess deaths in Japan was a back route of sales in the coffin industry. But apparently they do a lot of cremation.

      Thing is, they seem to be skilled at covering ALL manner of statistics, especially medical. But even in the U.S.,I had heard that it is VERY difficult to get cancer registries from areas downwind of NPP's, or cancer stats from Nevada following the massive bomb testing there. So the U.S. hasn't set any example.

      Still it would be helpful if someone (preferably a whistleblower) would at some point clarify the scams run with covering up stats. If it stays lie this, we barely have a clue how bad it really is.

      Like just a year in, 60% of children under the age of 12 in the Fukushima area already had diabetes! That's ghastly and by now has to be much worse. But I never saw a follow-up anywhere.


    "Ave Caesium, morituri te salutant"

    "The American Hormetic Society monitored the corium action.
    All animals (and other forms of life) were harmed in the making of this fission experiment"

    "Atomic waste – Dump now and shoot questioners later"

    "Latest trends in technology:
    IaaS – Irradiation as a sanction
    SaaS – Strontiumification as a service
    DDoS – Distributed denial of sooth/sanity
    VoIP – Vigilant observation of inexplicable puffs"

    "Puff every day as if it were your last"

    "WippWasteland's – I'm puffin' it"

    "FGTH – The power of love
    Honda – The power of dreams
    KIA – The power to surprise
    Hitachi – The power impossible to survive"

  • Nick

    "The word yakuza (“good for nothing”) is believed to have derived from a worthless hand in a Japanese card game similar to baccarat or blackjack: the cards ya-ku-sa (“eight-nine-three”), when added up, give the worst possible total. The origin of the yakuza themselves is difficult to determine, but they are thought to have descended either from gangs of rōnin (masterless samurai) who turned to banditry or from bands of do-gooders who defended villages from those same wayward samurai during the early 17th century. Their lineage may also be traced to bands of grifters and gamblers in Japan’s feudal period."

    Fukushima = worthless hand if the Yakuza are really "in charge"

    What is to prevent them from recruiting foreigners?

    Are we going to see a global Fukushima slave trade?

    A new race of diseased humans that are hired to "clean" up nuclear sites?

    The truth about Fukushima just seems to grow more and more elusive.

    Meanwhile the decaying atoms continue to decay.

    Welcome to Fukushima NPP, land of decadence and decay.

    • GQR2

      wow Nick thank you for the background information what a picture it paints. dark dark dark. The sun is shining here,the huge haze is dissipated in NE New Mexico. There are a couple of birds. No hummers yet. Last year i kept over 50 of them alive. So many in need of food. i have the feeder out but no sign of them quite yet. i'm expecting a silent spring.


    iaea head admits creating diversions when asked how many people have died from nuclear radiation.

    yeah, you should trust these assholes, trust them to lie, evade and deflect.

  • Last night someone from New Mexico queried me "what does all this scientific information about WIPP really mean" to the average person.

    I started writing, and not proud to admit, but it took me 3 hours. I think I explained it in a way that anyone with good English skills can now understand it.

    Please review this, and spread the word. Visit New Mex websites and other places and spread links back to ENENEWS and AGreenRoad and Nukepro. When the locals revolt against WIPP, then we have the first step in shutting down nuclear in the USA. TIP IT!

  • ftlt

    Having worked in the field all my life. It is not unusual for new-hires to just take off without a word.

    To assume, all of these disappeared have died (already) or have been killed is a giant leap or worse – just plain sensationalism.

    Who in their right mind would want to work at FUFU for low wages.

    The levels of fear and distrust among the workers must be reading higher than the radiation meters.

    It is my guess many have just said, "Screw this and adios to FUFU"

    Also, if we accept the reports of homeless men being used – we have to accept they are more apt to just walk off and have no contact afterwards as well.


    I just questioning this articles level of factual reporting.

    • 4Warnd 4Warnd

      well said; well taken.

    • Sickputer

      Ftlt, it's not the same field you worked in. You're still alive.

      These disposable workers are coerced by the Tokyo mafia with threats. Maybe the victims owe the Yakuza money, maybe the crooks just kidnap these homeless workers. I imagine in a metroplex of 37 million you can find easily 50,000 homeless or near homeless workers. Maybe 500,000. Low skilled workers for sure.

      When they go to the plant their bosses keep them from leaving. Driven from the worker camp buildings and plied with alcohol and other inducements, these guys are the new Liquidators. Maybe you are right, but I believe hundreds or possibly thousands have died at Fukushima already. One day we will get some hard news from eyewitnesses.

      • ftlt

        Sick: You may believe that, OK… But, you are not printing or broadcasting it as quasi-fact. You may not be wrong.

        1000s of FUFU workers will certainly die from early deaths.

        Yet, the report from KPFA remains still less than credible. IMO

  • Socrates

    If an undocumented worker disappears, it cannot always be assumed that he died of radiation poisoning.

    According to Dutch writer Karel van Wolferen, who lived in Japan from 1963 until 1988, the System has tolerated organized crime because "crime will happen." Ambiguity is an essential part of Japanese culture, society, philosophy, etc. The history of organized labor goes back before WW II. Temporary labor has not found protection with labor unions, according to Wolferen in the Enigma of Japanese Power, the first full-scale examination of the inner workings of Japan's political/industrial system.

    To understand what is happening, one must study Japanese political, economic and social life. Japan's industrial and economic growth have come at an enormous price.

    "The corporations responsible for dumping mercury waste into the sea maintained that there was no connection (to health problems) and hired gangsters to manhandle petitioning victims and their families…" p. 55. Op cit.

    Those who speak out are ostracized. Doctors who studied Minimata effects from mercury poisoning were persecuted. "Ouch-ouch" disease was denied even when massive spills of cadmium weakened bones making them brittle.

    The nuclear catastrophe is the logical consequence of the demise of the 70s anti-pollution campaigns in Japan.

    • Which makes Fukushima an invitation for nuke fascists all over the globe to illegally transfer their own annoying waste to Japan and have the Yakuza/government* dump it at arbitrary locations (on land or in the ocean) around Fukushima.

      *no doubt both will gladly accept the money

    • Socrates

      In early 1960s, "foreign" industrialists (from America) were planning to relocate large segments of America's industrial production to Asia. These titans of industry wanted to avoid taxes, undermine collective bargaining, and evade environmental protection legislation.

      Initially, thanks to the encouragement of General MacArthur's occupation staff, 3 million workers were unionized within one year, and ten years later, there were 6 million members. Indeed, the occupation had freed communists and left-wing socialists from jail. There had been the Red Purge of 1949 and the depurging of 1950. But with revolutions in China and Korea, Japan became a bulwark against Asian communism.

      By the mid-80s, those who sought to protect against industrial pollution of air, land and water were silenced amid fears of possible massive earthquakes. Fears of eating fish were allayed temporarily.

      Pre-war European fascist ideas still survive in Japanese Labour – management relations still today (circa 1988), said Wolferen, yet immediately after the war, Japan saw the fastest spread of unionism with a predominantly Marxist hue…

      Wolferen speaks of the Accomodated Mobster. One must understand the Tokugawa Shogunate – masters of pragmatic government that allowed "inevitable prostitution and gambling…." Yakuza promoted traditional virtues…. like cowboys of the old West… Robin Hoods… manliness and absolute loyalty… tradition of the Samurai with pseudo- blood ties, dark suits…

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Love it:)
      "System has tolerated organized crime because "crime will happen.""

      Ever dawn on any of us out here that it's really "the system" that is the organized crime?

      The grand illusion is/was only that organized system was all that was needed for "organized crime" to prosper.. 🙁

      Nuclear would/should be considered "organized crime" at the highest of government levels.. 🙁

  • Urban27

    This is probably true. There is a documentary film about temproary dayworkers been used in Japan since long time to clean up nuclear waste.

    This "black-market" jobs, are often made by a third class – The Burakami.

    Watch the documentary:

  • Mack Mack

    "These Stunning Pictures Of Chernobyl Today Show Nuclear Energy's Potential For Destruction"

  • Socrates

    We now have nuclear "ouch-ouch" disease.

    Remember litigation against asbestos, the Honda Three-Wheeler, aka, Crippler of Young Adults, which was finally voluntarily withdrawn from the market, l-tryptophan that caused often fatal EMS- eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome – the mysterious syndrome that is still being debated?

    We will now witness a new wave of litigation because of Japan's industrial contamination of air, land and water. A class action lawsuit was filed in New York at the beginning of the week against General Electric company, GE-Hitachi Energy Holdings, LLC, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC, GE-Hitachi Nuclear International for design, construction, testing, maintenance and modification. There are cross-complaints for negligence, recklessness, product liability, concealment, contribution, indemnification, subrogation arising out of GE breach of contract and failure to disclose.

    Looks like the rats are starting to run. Severe environmental and disease-inducing activities must come with 100% financial liability for the activities. No mere "regulator" can stop wholesale destruction unless the perpetrators are held responsible, not subsidized by loan guarantees and liability upon the backs of the taxpayers and consumer/citizens.

    Regulation is captured or offshored. There must be personal tort liability for nuclear crimes. These remedies are complimentary.

    Unlike Japan, we have the right at common law to sue.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    This structure should be going up right now over Fukushima1-4. (This is the new Chernobyl Sarcophagus.)
    There should already be an underground impermeable wall, pounded into the bedrock below the aquifer, to stop the flow of groundwater through the ruins.

    Get it in gear, TEPCO, or get out.

    Note: There will be NO INVESTOR VALUE remaining if you just get out.

    Tipping point.
    tip it! 😉

  • Nick


    Actually, TEPCO has been constructing a special incinerator on site to try and speed up the clean-up timeline.

    The concept is simple: Build a large box out of metal, attach chimney stack, add material, mix with hot gases, ignite, and VOILA stuff is gone!

    Even better still, advertise new waste processing facility at Fukushima NPP is now ready to receive other crap from all over the world.

    The ORIGINAL design of Fukushima NPP had huge vent stacks. During NORMAL operations, radioactive gases were routinely vented into our precious biosphere. We were TOLD that the stuff would just magically go away.

    Problem is, ALL NPPs all over the world VENT and discharge tritiated water.

    Fukushima is an obfuscated fiasco.

    But so is ALL nuclear activity be it civilian, medical, or military.

    Tip toe till it tips tulips with two lips…..

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    One of my favorite songs…by a very sane artist!