Translator Chokes Up: Japanese mother of 2 kids with thyroid cysts says “I couldn’t stop this, I couldn’t save my children this time… but I have to stand up and stop it” (AUDIO)

Published: November 26th, 2012 at 3:53 pm ET


Title: Fukushima re-starts nuclear program in face of health problems and citizen protests
Source: Indybay
Date: Nov 25th, 2012 3:13 PM
Description: Two bilingual Japanese visitors speak through a megaphone on the state of affairs in Japan. Labor activist Steve Zeltzer, back from a fact-fining trip to Japan, speaks on the problems he learned of.

At 14:00 in

Translator: Japanese mothers in Fukushima, mother was told by this medical organization that doctors are saying it’s only 1 in 100 that will be affected.

You can say it’s 1 in 100 that can get affected, however, for me, for my children it’s 1 in 1, thyroid cysts 3mm her two children they found that had thyroid

So she was saying that, “I couldn’t stop this, I couldn’t save my children this time, but,” um I get a little emotional, but she said, ah, ah, “I have to stand up and stop it.”

Full recording here

Published: November 26th, 2012 at 3:53 pm ET


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17 comments to Translator Chokes Up: Japanese mother of 2 kids with thyroid cysts says “I couldn’t stop this, I couldn’t save my children this time… but I have to stand up and stop it” (AUDIO)

  • Sickputer

    Hell hath no fury like the wrath of a mother wronged.

    • patb2009

      Until these people start taking maximum measures (Civil disobedience, refusing to pay taxes,
      departing the country, Daiy protests against the government), this will continue,

      • Maggie123

        patb2009 – "until these people start… civil disobedience…" They've very much done so before:
        (MIT prof emeritus John Dower: Post-war Japan: Cultures of Defeat; Cultures of Conflict" – very powerful narrated visual study of Japanese culture(s) and the wringer they've been through in 2nd half of 20thC.)

        BTW – I apologize! I think I've consistently misspelled your name as 'path2009'!!! Too much late night posting with poor light to boot!

      • richard richard

        @ patb2009 – we are approaching two years. the people have done so little you might as well call it zero. Pathetic. Just a bunch of gutless sheep. And now they'll add whining.

        Once all their children are dead they might turn around and actually take action. In the mean time, the criminals continue their life of luxury and disconnectedness from the masses. The criminals need to be feeling a different kind of disconnectedness.

  • or-well

    Always and everywhere
    stand first for the Mothers,
    that THEIR voices be heard first among others,
    that THEIR concerns be known and never smothered,
    that THEIR needs be met, their hopes discovered,
    that the Truth of Life-bringers
    be fully recovered,
    before one more voice of strife and trouble
    brings one more cloud of Death to hover
    and threaten Humanity's most beloved.

    • arclight arclight

      great comment orwell

      the cysts are smalland i hope the UN `s new recomendations will be heard by the diet..

      the children need to have regular and comprehensive check ups because of the way in which they got the nodules and cysts.. western medicine, ie Imperial College London (thyroid related departments) and the fukushima "medical" university are guilty of inaction and deception with the aid of the bbc and advert financed media..

      these guilty health organisations need to understand that treating these cases as you would someone who has developed it for more natural reasons in more non contaminated areas is just plain bad medicine..

      and the UN report mentions the fact that although there are low statistics in cancers (but still to many) the other health affects are the things to be carefully watching out for..

      and transparency for the victims using developed community networks that should be run seperate of the government .. this is the clearest case of why NGO`s should have a large degree of independence! imho

      i could go on… but…

      inspiring poetry orwell 😉

      • or-well

        Hi arclight. I guess you mean the "special rapporteur's" new report. I was glad to see it in Japanese media – and all over the 'Net!
        I think the Gov't may be privately angry at it. "Face" etc.
        I think Mr. Grover is probably sincere, but…you know me…suspicious…the "final" report isn't until next June, I think. Until then, I suspect the Diet will "reserve full study of the recommendations" etc blah blah.
        Thanks arc. Have a pint for me!

    • xochitloco

      This nearly made me cry.Well put. We could live in such a different world if mother's concerns were relevent.

  • Ace Hoffman

    Humanity needs to get its priorities straight! It is more important to save one child — to educate that child — than it is to discover all the planets in the universe. When we have saved all the children, THEY can discover the planets if that's what they want to do. Our job is to "discover" how to save the child. But really we know how: We just have to implement what we know. Nuclear power is a killer, through and through. It even kills our children before they are born! Nuclear power destroys their humanity (their DNA). It destroys their organs and their lives. It does, however, make a lot of money for its owners and operators. Gee, I wonder if that could be why nuke owners and operators like it so much?

  • gladys a milyon gladys a milyon

    They are primarily interested in the death. The death of innocents more specific. The cash and power are secondary. Don't delude yourself by believing that these people only want money . Or even power. They operate as legion and legion has greater concerns than wealth and prestige.