Yomiuri Headline: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’

Published: February 4th, 2012 at 3:03 pm ET


Title: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun
Date: Feb. 5, 2012
Emphasis Added

A total of 573 deaths have been certified as “disaster-related” by 13 municipalities affected by the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.

This number could rise because certification for 29 people remains pending while further checks are conducted. […]

A disaster-related death certificate is issued when a death is not directly caused by a tragedy, but by fatigue or the aggravation of a chronic disease due to the disaster. If a municipality certifies the cause of death is directly associated to a disaster, a condolence grant is paid to the victim’s family. If the person was a breadwinner, 5 million yen is paid. […]

“During our examination of the applications, we gave emphasis to the conditions at evacuation sites and how they spent their days before they died,” a city government official said. “However, the screening process was difficult in cases when people had stayed in evacuation facilities for an extended time and when there was little evidence of where they had been taking shelter.”

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Published: February 4th, 2012 at 3:03 pm ET


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38 comments to Yomiuri Headline: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’

  • Kevin Kevin

    Yeah, but “not one death” has been a result of Fukushima Diachi.

    Bring on the renaissance or live in a cave.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Hey, don’t forget the stillborn…..

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      or the miscarriages… my niece, who I shared was pregnant about a month ago.. lost her baby. She lives in Spokane. I was so scared when she shared she was pregnant, yet could say nothing..

      One has to wonder, how many miscarriages are happening.. and as sad as that is, one must consider that it is potentially less sad than having a horribly mutated child that will never have any real quality of life..

      ..as she had healthcare insurance, her miscarriage will be part of the statistics.. what of those that have no access to health care? We will never have any idea of how many have lost their children..

      ..and yet, the right wing, anti abortion, “right to lifer” wing of our citizens is silent.. hmmm.. hypocritical I think… If they really cared about the lives of the unborn.. we would have a bigger out cry!

      Where are our religious entities? ALL ARE SILENT and as far as I am concerned, all are showing their real true colors.

      Obviously, we have come to understand the majority of our politicians are bought and paid for by the industry that destroys our planet and our DNA.. but why are the churches so quiet? Is it possible that our religious organizations are equally complicit and perhaps not as separate from the state as we might have liked to believe..?
      Maybe just another tool to control the populace?

      Just another dot roaming around my brain looking to connect…

      • vivvi

        Very sad to hear about your niece losing her unborn baby. I don’t know what you expect the right-to-life people to do. You know as well as the rest of us that media will never say anything against their commercial interests. Church leaders have the same problem, they will be persecuted ruthlessly if they rock the boat. Its the same problem that those of us against nuclear madness have when our message is inconvenient to the rich bloodsuckers making money out of nuke industries.

        The unborn will continue to mutate, and some will die before they see the sunlight. We all hate this fact, but the only thing we can do about it is keep on educating others until a day comes when we succeed in shutting it all down.

        I understand what you are saying, as I have an unborn grandchild in Idaho, and I think about ‘what if …’ evey day.

        • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

          Vivvi.. I pray that your, as yet born, grandchild, is born healthy and untainted by this.

          I expect the right to life people to be screaming at the top of their lungs about the death and deformities of babies.. It they are so bent out of shape about a woman choosing an abortion, and our politicians join the chant and use this “great upset” to get votes and stir up hate, anxiety and controversy, then the right to lifers, should have the very same reaction, if not worse, to this corporate industry protected by the very same people they elected to save the babies from a woman’s choice… aren’t all babies equal?

          ..and church leaders should be experts in persecution.. isn’t that the story of Jesus? Rock the boat and save the species!

          ..If you truly believe in the right to life.. then you should be anti nuclear power period, and this is a connection that I can not help but draw.. but, only for myself.. just sharing my outrage so it doesn’t give me cancer 😉

          again, I pray for your grandchild!

          • vivvi

            Thank you for your prayers. I am sorta worried, as she mentioned contractions to a friend on facebook, but she is only 25 weeks. I wouldn’t want to be pregnant in Boise after the uberdose of fallout they got.

            Truth is, most people didn’t give a damn about unborn babies being killed ‘by choice.’ Many of those same people are now getting dosed with radioactive death against their will, just as the little babies got chopped up against their will. Looks to me like what goes around comes around. It seems to be a universal law. I think the powers that be LOVE abortion, just like they LOVE miscarriages and anything else that kills off the UNWANTED EXCESS HUMANS. All the outrage in the universe will not stop them promoting it, they love it, they love blood and death and war.

            If they were normal compassionate human beings like us, don’t you think they would be outraged too, and try to stop it? Tells you all you need to know about elite bloodsuckers.

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            I’m so sorry Cataclysmic. Breaks my heart for you. Hugs to you.

            • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

              Thanks Whoopie.. and Vivvi..

              ..and yes, Vivvi, you are absolutely right about your bottom line.. If they were normal compassionate human beings like us, don’t you think they would be outraged too, and try to stop it? Tells you all you need to know about elite bloodsuckers.

              Time to elect Rosanne Barr from the new Green Tea Party, and the church of common sense, to office. If you have not heard her rant.. well, you are missing out.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSZYGyOK_yY&feature=player_embedded

              Time to shake things up! ..at least for the time we have left.
              ..as she says.. it is time to quit propping up bullshit!!!!

              • Whoopie Whoopie

                I heard about Barr. Who can blame her…plus she has a name even though many put her down. One things for certain: SHE SPEAKS HER MIND.
                Been spending the afternoon playing Yahoo games with my sissy. Havent been in touch in years…but believe me, she will know all about Fukushima real soon here.
                LOVE HER…AND YOU GUYS TOO.
                Trolls are STILL missing: THAT TELLS ME BAD SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN 🙁
                SHUT THEM ALL DOWN!

      • Anthony Anthony

        Same situation here.

      • bluebonnet bluebonnet

        We’re all in this together. My daughter -in- law lost her baby early last Summer. She’s expecting again and in the hospital with contractions at 24 weeks. In January I went to the funeral of a dear friend, 63 years old. She was very fit and healthy until she developed a cough in September and an unidentified form of pneumonia in early December. She was in the ICU and her doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. She recovered and was sent home. Two weeks later she died in her sleep at home. There were about 250 people there. I was shocked by the number of people who had the same deep cough that she had. I was one of them. We’ll be dealing with this for a long time.Sending prayers and healing thoughts to everyone !

        • StillJill StillJill

          I am so very sorry bluebonnet! Those are your Grand babies!
          My heart is bowed low. I shall pray for your DIL especially, and you all!

          • bluebonnet bluebonnet

            Thanks, StillJill – We’ll never know how many tiny lives have been or will be lost. By the way, my son and daughter-in-law live in Southern Ontario, Canada. Radiation knows no borders.
            Thank-you for your prayers. It’s wonderful the way everyone here supports everyone else. I also pray for those who don’t or won’t know what it really happening. Because they don’t know, they don’t take steps to protect themselves. It’s heartbreaking. Hugs

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          September BB??? Really?? Wow, what in the hell?!?! I think we all know…and WILL KNOW AND SEE IT FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. So fucking sad, so fucking unbelievable…so horrific!!!!! Damn…it pisses me off so much.

          • bluebonnet bluebonnet

            Hi Whoopie – I should have said that we live in Texas, just North of Dallas. She had spent the month of June in LA and then Las Vegas. Yes, she started coughing in September. We had a severe drought last year. Her doctor thought it was allergies aggravated by the dust blowing in the wind. My friend was a very positive outgoing person who didn’t want to slow down for anything. She downplayed what was happening, until she started having trouble breathing. When she was in the ICU the doctors couldn’t figure out what it was or if it was viral or bacterial infection causing the inflammation in her lungs. They called it flu and then pneumonia.I don’t blame the doctors because the official story is that there is nothing to worry about. It’s all so sad. Thanks for caring !

      • StPaulScout StPaulScout

        They are silent because they can’t realy blame gays, immigrants, liberals, you know, the usual suspects for this one. Although I do suspect once people start to die from it the religious leader on the right will claim it’s god anger at us for letting gays live. Bet on it.

    • dosdos dosdos

      Actually, the stillbirth comment was for those children who were born deformed and allowed to die without bringing life into them. This is the accepted way the Japanese sweep the radiation deformities under the carpet. Their deaths should be added to the count, but they never will be counted.

  • arclight arclight

    Of the 634, 573 deaths were certified as disaster-related

    bit of a hard one to follow up on! 🙁

    my respects to the japanese people …..

    peace light and love to all!

  • JustSaying

    Hello, Enenews and others,

    (I hope mutually constructive conversationalists). I’m a person with sometimes, I believe, middle of the road opinions. Please understand, I care as much about global warming as I do about child hunger as I do about desertification as I do about lots of things. I truly hope we all do. But…

    This was simply too much for me. “A total of 573 deaths have been certified as “disaster-related” ”


    I have lived in Japan for over a decade. I find that this site regularly uses the worst possible ways to use news titles to make fan fiction, not fact. I have been so outraged so many times seeing the manner in which two things are constantly debased, journalism and fact.

    1: Journalism.

    You simply can not run a web site (anonymously) where you claim to give news and call it that then use italics, block print, underline and others to make it clear what you think the reader should infer. I’m sorry but, the Internet is a great gift to freedom of speech, but what Ive seen here is sometimes more damaging to the FREEDOM OF IDEAS than anything. If you are a “news site” just report it. Don’t use “journalism” to back your argument, just use argument not a ridiculous caricature of what journalism really is. I’m not speaking to all comment/readers even those who may disagree. But the first source should be pure and after that you can debate away. But the fact that “Enenews” uses sarcastic reporting terms that predisposes an opinion is not journalism. It’s a blog. And someday I think blogs may be the news. But if we live in a world of competing blogs for news… TMZ is just reporting as a website just said as a friend told them. Well, hell… mother news just put a shotgun in her mouth

    2: Danger

    What happened to the Kyoto protocol and carbon emissions? If you are worried about cancer… guess what? Carbon emissions cause more cancer. Children are dying of…

    • dosdos dosdos

      The “disaster” cited was for the Daiichi plant crisis, not the earthquake and tsunami. The distinction is made in the first sentence.

      Are you saying that the nuclear plant crisis has killed 20,000 people?

        • Mack Mack

          @ JustSaying

          Hello –

          1. Enenews cites media sources like Bloomberg, New York Times, Reuters, AP, etc.

          2. Radiation from atomic testing, nuclear meltdowns, and nuclear effluent have contaminated our food, air and water, and killed more people than carbon emissions.

          To learn more about the dangers of nuclear radiation, go to the Effects of Low Level Radiation Forum on Enenews, or go back and read the many excellent posts on Enenews.

          3. Many people think the Kyoto protocol is a scam that pinches more money out of electricity-consumers for a farce called “Cap and Trade.”

          4. If you’re concerned with global warming, then work to shut down nuclear power plants.

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            What more can be said than what Mack said? It’s blogs like this and THE COMMENTS THAT FOLLOW that EXPLAIN MORE THAN ANY OTHER PLACE ON the Internet (about FUKUSHIMA). I appreciate your view…I do. But NOW is not the time to get “picky”. (no other word fits) WHO ELSE DIGS DEEPER THAN ENENEWS and it’s members I know of no other place…nowhere.
            EVACUATE JAPAN!!

            • Whoopie Whoopie

              She’s Alive… Beautiful.­.. Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeXdv-uPaw
              It is up to US to SAVE THE PLANET AND/OR DIE TRYING.
              (we ARE slowly being poisoned to death!)

              WE ARE THE ONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              TOMORROW GANG!

    • Kevin Kevin

      @Just saying

      I respect your opinion, but I have to comment with respect to the work this site does.

      The fact that the administration of this site pulls out relevant data headlines it or otherwise brings attention to it different then the original source cuts two ways. The fact is we are bombarded by a whole host of very complicated tactics in written rhetoric and propoganda. The structure of which from the headline to the footnotes is all manipulated and done so by editors keen on downplaying or upstaging aspects of the story.

      I for one, feel that ENENEWS does a remarkable job sussing out the material and respinning it. At times it may lend itself to the sensational, but for the most part I think the editing in this respect is reasonably well done.

      You dont have to agree with it and many times I dont, and I often go to the source material to see how it was originally presented.

      Sometimes the site staff pull out real nuggets and underscore stuff that was trying to be downplayed and that takes skill and a keen eye.

      so you gotta take the good with bad, but on the whole, they do good work.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi JustSaying, I see your point. I take enenews as 1 source of information, and skip the sometimes sensationalist tendencies. Though I don’t fully agree with your view, I think you’re providing important feedback which might be helpful for Admin and enenewsers to take this site further.

      P.S.: When it comes to Kyoto protocol etc. I feel we’ll have to start our own blog…I’m with you on that one.

    • Enenews

      Yomiuri runs the headline “573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’” and Enenews runs the headline “Yomiuri Headline: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’” and that is termed ‘debased’ journalism. Interesting.

      If anyone has an example(s) of where this site has gotten the facts wrong, please post a link and reason and it will eagerly be corrected with credit.

      Also, please comment whether you do or don’t prefer the occasional bold text. If bold is used ‘Emphasis Added’ is clearly stated at the beginning. Sometimes important parts are not so obvious.

      • Kevin Kevin

        Clearly the OP on this topic has no journalism experience as the profession has done a marvelous job debasing itself.

        • Mack Mack

          The bolding is fine. The stories are fine. Enenews does an excellent job. Hope you don’t mind if I add a personal critique which is that the google ads right under the headline of the story and under the source of the story are distracting and sometimes confusing, and interfere with the continuity of the actual news.

          Maybe put the google ads all on the right side under Uncle Arnie.

          People will see them as they are scrolling down reading the comments.

      • pacific

        I appreciate the adding of emphasis by bolding, and also the selection of text presented from the original source. We’re smart enough to decide whether to disregard bolding as it comes, and we always have the option to link to the original publication for the full, pre-emphasis text.

        Very occasionally, headlines have seemed to me to exaggerate actual content, and I think that would weaken credibility with new visitors. But by far, dear Enenews, I think you do a great job of distilling and drawing attention to the essentials of so many, many news items.

  • dear jones

    @ JustSaying

    guess what?

    You are Idiot !!!!!

  • dear jones

    If we have the True Information that we suppose to know form the Japanese Government and TEPCO. Do you think that we still need discussing this topic here.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Please…this THREAD IS HOT AND HEAVY. Some really great comments STILL coming through. I’m beat…too much beer playing Yahoo games with my sis. (see above) Love you guys!!
    (which means!!) SAVE GENERATIONS TO COME!!! 🙁 so fucking sad. I’m an old woman but can’t help but CUSS AT WHAT NUKES ARE DOING TO US ALL.

  • dear jones

    Carbon emissions is just a joke and money connector !!!