Official to Man Surviving on a Slice of Bread: Why don’t you go to Fukushima Daiichi? Lots of jobs there

Published: January 5th, 2013 at 1:34 pm ET


Excerpt from a January 3, 2013 report in the Hokkaido Shinbun translated by EXSKF:

“Why don’t you go to Fukushima? There are lots of jobs as nuclear plant worker. You can make a living without public assistance.” -Response of City Official In Charge of Public Assistance for the Poor in Hokkaido to 27-year-old man who went to ask about public assistance after he lost his job and couldn’t find a job for a year, being late on rent, subsisting on one piece of bread per day

Published: January 5th, 2013 at 1:34 pm ET


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25 comments to Official to Man Surviving on a Slice of Bread: Why don’t you go to Fukushima Daiichi? Lots of jobs there

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Fukushima? The mutation tax is outrageous!

    May as well just go there and lie on the beach until your DNA dissolves. What's the point of going there to *work*?

  • Anthony Anthony

    I think the J Gov owes him three squares, a roof over his head and everything else he has lost due to their bad decision and actions which ruined his life. How evil for a Govt Official to go clean up THEIR MESS at Fukushima.


    seen this throughout human history. People are purposely marginalized and subsequently forced into doing work that is both dangerous and demeaning. And if you haven't gotten it by now, it's gonna get a whole lot worse…for all of us…

    Quick commentary on what this brings about…

    • Anthony Anthony

      True Aftershock. You can bet those contracted workers just do as they are told and are fighting for scraps on site over a menu of shit jobs from hell-in hell. I think the Govt there has an obligation in one of their branches to mitigate this disaster and get their hands dirty themselves. They believe so strongly this is the right way to go, then get in the trenches Sam. This is ALL ultimately their doing, manifestations of the Govt's vision. They are 100% responsible in seeing this to a successful conclusion on behalf of Her People.


        appreciate what you're saying Anthony. At this current moment in our social history, I don't expect any compassion from those on high. Modern society's devolved into a hideous satire of what government is supposed to be. And the role of those on high is to compel change; not direct it.

        From our perspective within the ongoing timeline, it's nearly impossible for the average occupant to realize that the human species is now approaching the tail-end of a long dark age; one that's lasted approximately one-hundred-plus years. So how was it that the billions could be walking about with such diminished expectations? An answer can be found in the tribes of past, who traded the sparkle of baubles-and-beads for something of immeasurable value. Those who've inherited this timeless deception now trade the wonders of 'NMRI-technology' for their reproductive future. They're all about to discover, all the 'wizardry' of modern technology can never make-up for paradise lost. To rediscover such, humans will have to refocus all their resources towards the revitalization of this planet. To a great extent, that process has begun; just not on the scale that counterbalances a century of environmental abuse.

        Should humans have the insight to willingly proceed (without threat of extinction) towards that which desires life over death, they will be well received by that which awaits them. Otherwise…there really is no loss…

        • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          Well said AFTERSHOCK !

        • Anthony Anthony

          Totally agree Aftershock. I only offer there are those of us who are tuned into nature. I think this site's citizens are strong evidence of what I am saying. We have lots to lose and like you say, being so numbed out and dumbed down, many wont even realize the paradise we actually had, we ruined.

          Modern Technologies are only a grain of sand in the powers of Nature entire. Sand by itself seems fairly harmless. Sand in your eye can blind you. I wonder if man has put sand in Nature's eye?

          • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            Good comparison Anthony , i think first the Dolphins like , oke , intelligence is nice , social complexity in symbioses is nice , now lets try something with hands and rational powers , ooops cancer for this planetary bio-cell…
            "Man"kind has sand for eyeballs in its foresight sockets me thinks…

  • RADS

    Whats the job? Being a biofilter?

  • Tkayshakur Tkayshakur

    Biofilter lol, either way they're fucked might as well but for someone with some light of hope don't do it!

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    You know, this man who was told this might be one of the decent-sort who believe that his government would not knowingly hurt him, who might believe all the hype and lies that TEPCO and others have been selling…and let's say, ok, he goes to get a job with them…. sad thing is, they would probably only feed him radioactive food besides! (He's better off on the one slice that isn't radioactive — he might have some "fighting chance" yet to have a family and grandchildren while all aound him who take these jobs just go to their deaths.

  • pierre

    human bio filter won't cut it as they will cremate him when he's dead along with all the other radioactive waste. they could send his body to the moon though. first triple meotouts, first dead radioactive man on the moon, first honest government.
    If nuclear power was properly costed it would be fully insured and Japan would be fully treated and compensated.
    I'd put it as 10X global GDP pa to insure for, plus a contingent off planet rescue team/sanctuary.
    in other words, NPPs are insane and irresponsible as is putting sprinkles on bread UPSIDE DOWN.

    • richard richard

      "human bio filter", love it. All the corpses could be placed on a rocket and shot at the sun.

      • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        Mother yells , don't trow the nappy at ya daddy ,
        it may bounce back , aim for the hole thats black .

        • PurpleRain PurpleRain

          I don't get that, but the tone seems more racist then funny – or it types out that way.

          • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            Hi PurpleRain
            Nuclear Waste/Nappy/Diaper , Earth , Sun , Black Hole . No other actors where in the thought proces . We should give black holes a different name then . We should learn to describe the Universe without talking about color altogether , because the pigmentation of some selfhating racist/sexist "culturally evolved" species uses color/darkness to regulate interaction of the skin with the sunlight/environment. And its been used as a reason to have "a go" at eachother .

            I'm not mad at you or something , it's just that racisme never before has been connected to anything i have to say . And i despise the whole racisme/sexisme dynamic's with all its generated misery all togheter , deeply .
            Peace !

            • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DisasterInterpretationDissorder

              In short , it was a joke , painting the Solar system as a family like it appears in my mind 🙂

              • m a x l i

                We should stop playing chess altogether, it could be racist!

                But I am thankful to PurpleRain because your neat short story needed some explaining for me. Only now, I get it that sun is daddy, earth is mum, mankind is baby, nappy is nuclear waste, right?

                That would make a nice cartoon.

                • Even The Birds HATE Me Now DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                  Right maxli , thats it , a playfull cartoon with a warning to take safety very seriously .

  • Sickputer

    A slice of bread 500 miles from that nuclear hellhole is better than three Kobe steaks a day at Fukushima workers complex. Starving to death is a tragic death, but bone cancer might be worse. I would take my chances far, far away from from those kamikaze jobs.

  • pure water

    After all these great comments, I can add just: Sell your labour, but never, ever you helath, judgement for right and wrong and human dignity.

  • Sol Man

    With the way thing devolve wouldn't be surprised to hear that "they" have decided to put mutants in the food supply.

    It would be more pleasant to just eat beans and rice for a complete protein.

  • stopnp stopnp

    F ck tepco and the corrupt government garbage that can say crap like that without going into convulsions.