Tokyo Professor: Tepco deleted parts of video, people may suspect they have something to hide — NHK: Reporters banned from making copies, only 1/3 has audio (VIDEO)

Published: August 6th, 2012 at 3:20 pm ET


Title: TEPCO releases footage of Fukushima teleconference
Source: NHK World
Date: Aug. 6, 2012


Only one-third of the 150-hours of video contain audio sound.

The media are allowed to watch the videos on personal computers at TEPCO’s head office. The company bans reporters from making copies of the footage.


The utility finally released the footage in response to requests from the public, but only on a limited basis.

The released part is not sufficient to review the responses to the accident. Calls for full disclosure are expected to increase.


Information expert Mikio Haruna, visiting professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University Graduate School

  • [He] is calling for full disclosure of the TEPCO video footage
  • He says the footage is a national asset that will help determine the cause of the accident at the power plant and prevent a recurrence
  • He also says the footage is critical in view of people’s right to access to information
  • Haruna criticizes Tokyo Electric Power Company for deleting sections of the video
  • He says people may suspect that the utility has something to hide
  • He says the video should be fully disclosed so that the accident can be thoroughly reviewed
Published: August 6th, 2012 at 3:20 pm ET


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12 comments to Tokyo Professor: Tepco deleted parts of video, people may suspect they have something to hide — NHK: Reporters banned from making copies, only 1/3 has audio (VIDEO)

  • norbu norbu

    well, well, caught with the hand in the cookie jar! They were worried about the identity of there workers? That's why they did not release these videos sooner? All have been edited, maybe even destroyed. Evacuate! Evacuate! They say on the video, hmmm must have been really bad, could be worse I guess if they had left the site. Tepco know's for sure. Where is the U.N.? This is like the worst nightmare, I just want to wake up and go back to the coast and hike and swim in the Ocean.

  • Jebus Jebus

    They can cut, edit, run, hide, and self immolate, but that wont stop the truth from coming out…

    Noda's done, they just havn't found the fork yet…

    Half-baked notions of revitalization

    As a general theme of Japan's revitalization efforts, the program calls for creating a "new Japanese society" by overcoming the effects of the 3/11 disasters and the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It also said that the basic policy should be the transformation of the nation's industrial structure in order to "get away from reliance on nuclear energy."

    Given the shortage of funds, the Cabinet must scrutinize whether government ministries have surreptitiously included ineffective policy measures into the revitalization program.

    Nuclear's done, we just havn't found the courage to stand up to it, yet…

  • norbu norbu

    no nukes, no more…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Unedited video's should be disclosed around the world. However, the media's hands are tied.

    When there is no more dots on the map, that is when Nuclear is done. We haven't won yet.

    These are the big guys who put laws in place, has more money and power on this earth than anyone can imagine.

    One way that they might change their mind is to, show them they can make a larger profit from safer power. How it is an intelligent and investment wise move, to a safer power. They are not going to listen to people who act crazily unlawful or to the people they call conspiracy theorists.

    They run off of power and profit, not the safety of the public. By showing them how to get an increased profit on a safer power and how they are wasting money on Nuclear is one way they might listen.

    I believe the problem is, they are getting tons of profit from Nuclear Pants and Nuclear Weapons. Not sure how they really could make a higher profit off of safer power.


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    EX-SKF..has it's own work-up…
    Much thanks to well.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Thank you Heart of the Rose and those putting it out there, It will be interesting to hear it in English.

      Wish our media could put all the information out there about this catastrophic disaster. I think freedom of the press has gone out the window, now it's run by corporations who run other interests.

      To bad that there is still concealment, in that the part recorded in Fukushima Daini doesn't have an audio data, also Tepco edited it to make it only 1 hour, when the full length is 150 hours, and there are concealed the images.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Thank you, work hard trying to get the word out.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      You are to kind, thank you Heart of the Rose.. I'm not doing a thing here, I'm just learning and once in awhile saying what I think is true.

      I don't know all the technology of nuclear like many here do, but I know how dangerous this is for everyone and this world.

      Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons have to end…Or it will be us that ends.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    @WSP. ..We must be as relentless as those that promote nuclear power/weapons.
    I take comfort..(a bit) knowing..the seed has been planted.
    There will always be opposition to nuclear power as long as it exists.
    The people of Japan are awakening to the dangers of.. and someday (hopefully soon)…the rest of the world.. will awaken to the dangers of nuclear power.
    The opposition might have go on..after..I am "pushing up daisies"..
    The people deserve accountability.
    The people deserve the truth.

  • dosdos dosdos

    TEPCO has something to hide? Hudathunket?

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    "He says people may suspect that the utility has something to hide"

    What a brave man! Grow up, of course they have something to hide. The entire basis of nuclear power is a fraud and a scandal!