Yomiuri: 69% of people surveyed across Japan “expressed concern about the impact of radioactive material on their health or that of their families”

Published: March 4th, 2013 at 2:37 pm ET


Title: Willingness to support quake-hit areas fading
Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Date: Mar. 5, 2013

Nearly two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck, people are less willing to do such things as donate money or goods or do volunteer work to support areas devastated by the disaster, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found.

The Yomiuri Shimbun interviewed 3,000 eligible voters across the nation on Feb. 23-24, and obtained 1,455 valid responses.

[…] 69 percent expressed concern about the impact of radioactive material on their health or that of their families. […]

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Published: March 4th, 2013 at 2:37 pm ET


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11 comments to Yomiuri: 69% of people surveyed across Japan “expressed concern about the impact of radioactive material on their health or that of their families”

  • Jay

    I don't buy this poll , I'll go with the official election results from last month when 62.7 % of the Japanese voters elected a nuke-friendly govern-ment .

    Or , the elections were rigged .
    Or this poll was done accross the street from an anti-nuke convention …

    Do you see huge anti-nuke demonstartions in Tokyo > NOPE .

    • Sickputer

      I think the poll might be pretty valid.

      69% of the people worried about radiation could be a little low, but I figure 30% of the island people are Luddites who just know what is selling today at the local fish market.

      The homogenous culture of Japan is different from other countries with a big mixture of cultures (like the US). They have been raised from Day 1 to follow their elders and the elders follow the leaders. People who stick out as individuals get hammered down as the nail expression goes.

      Still, don't underestimate the power of the smart phone generation. Things may be festering beneath the surface and all it takes is some really bad news to kindle a massive reaction.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        It'll be the kids that do anything. The parents are too zombiefied. Soon the deaths will be too many to ignore. And when Japan shuts Twitter down . . .

        • Jay

          Time is Short " And when Japan shuts Twitter down . . " , yes and more , even funny emergency legislation .

          But besides the hardcore election results last month ( 62.7 % Yes to nuke power ) , let's take the pulse of an average Japanese :

          Coming home OverWorked after long hours at the office , maybe with a kid in towe , they don't have time to check the political scene , they go for the Fast Food and for the Fast News on TV not the internet , not ENE , EX-SKF , etc. .
          Those are the adults who Vote , not the teenagers who Play Games and look for Fashion or Music dowloads . What's left over SHOWS clearly on the STATS of ENENews or EX-SKF combined as themselves show : not even 250,000 World Wide , not just from Japan !

          Do you see huge anti nuke-power demonstrations in Tokyo ?
          Do you see Hoards of Japanese jamming the transportaion routes to exit Japan ?
          Add to that the next four years office term of a nuke-power friendly govern-ment compliments of those 62.7 %ers .

          Not even the Japanese Doctors are making a Public Statement , it looks as they agree with the latest WHO assumptions of low risk …

          Based on the above it doesn't look as the Japanese are panicking yet over radiation exposure nor flinching when TEPCO dumps tones of tritium in the INTERNATIONAL Pacific … Shameless Bliss ??

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            "…Shameless Bliss ??…" Nope. Learned helplessness, social compliance conditioning and resignation to governance by indifferent psychopaths.

            The U.S. and U.K. are already well down that road. I was holding out hope for the Aussies and Kiwis, but it's not looking good.

    • We Not They Finally

      There were huge anti-nuke demonstrations that were blacked out. They don't exactly have a free and democratic press. That poll may even be much WORSE. For some reason, they discounted half of the answers. And people are afraid to express their opinions. What amazes me is that they even CONCEDED that "69%" were worried. The official line is that it is all in people's heads. It's become an insane culture over there, flooded with lies about mortal danger. Some people go robotic, some are going hysterical, everyone's endangered, denial is rampant….

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    We're ingesting radiation, thanks to nuclear. The radiation attacks organs in your body.

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, true. But people should fortify their diet with minerals, as many radionuclides replace needed minerals in the body. Like potassium can somewhat alleviate cesium which attacks the heart muscle, and calcium can somewhat alleviate strontium which attacks the bones. Seaweed and spirulina are mineral-rich, but one has to find pre-Fukushima supplies since the sea is now suspect — difficult. At least stay away from anything coming from the Pacific.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Easy does it, Jay … It can't be all that easy to simply pack up everything and leave, forever … even though that is what the nuclear industry's game plan has always been … in case of a malfunction, asteroid impact, terrorist attack, or ancient weapons cache discovery (too late) … to evacuate … forever … with no right of return, ever, … can you believe it???

    Stand up and take your bow, Lewis Strauss … you win the investment banker creep of the century award …

    peace …

  • razzz razzz

    The other 31% were at their doctors and not available to take the survey.