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Major NGOs speak out about the Fukushima disaster! Unanswered questions!


Below is a list of the organisations that spoke out in defence of the children of Fukushima.No individual countries made any statement concerning the Fukushima disaster and the plight of local residence at the UN meeting.

Save the Children International appreciated the acceptance by Japan of recommendations relating to the ratification of the third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to the adoption of measures to protect the right to health of Fukushima residents. Japan should facilitate and encourage democratic deliberations to implement the act on the protection and support for the children and other victims of the TEPCO disaster.

Reporters Without Borders International said that Japan, which could be proud about the freedom of press, had experienced a free fall in the ranking compiled by Reporters Without Borders, due to lack of information available about the accident at Fukushima. It was hoped that Japan would respect the right of its citizens to information.

Human Rights Now urged Japan to implement the recommendation concerning the protection of the right to life and health of the people affected by the nuclear accident in Fukushima. The response of the Government was not sufficient and Japan should provide sufficient compensation and support for the relocation of people living in contaminated areas.

Japanese Association for the Right to Freedom of Speech said that during the consideration of its Universal Periodic Review report in October 2012, Japan had made a deceptive reply regarding the issue of political tract distribution. This type of detention violated the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

TAKASHI OKADA, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said

With regard to the Fukushima disaster, the Government had provided financial and medical support to Fukushima residents. Japan would spare no effort in making further improvements in its situation of human rights.

The Council then adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Japan.

[Editors note]  The Japanese delegation had made this statement on the 14 March 2013. This document of the summary of that meeting was placed on a Chinese speaking part of the UN website.

In this document we find this statement;

[…]Takashi Okada, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said that out of the 174 recommendations it had received, Japan had agreed to follow up or partially follow up on 125 of them, including those promoting the protection of the rights of women, children, and persons with disabilities, but was unable to accept 26 of the recommendations. Regarding the remaining 23 recommendations, Japan already had sufficient measures in place to address the issues raised by those.



Japan imprisons professor who opposes radiation management

Radioactive contamination has not been properly dealt with at all, and the contamination is being spread through the circulation of food and other goods.  In the midst of this situation, the government lies about “insufficient electricity” to try to continue using nuclear power plants.  This is nothing but insanity.

Every day I look at my students and wonder what sort of world they will live in when these 20-year-olds turn forty like me

Letter From Hiroshi Hoshi the Japanese man arrested for helping animals from radiation!


Friday, 29 March 2013

(PETITION) The Hachiko Animal Federation       
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This letter is from Hiroshi Hoshi who  wanted to share it on Facebook.

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“….We were transferred from Nihonmatsu police station to the Fukushima prison custody section on March 21, 2013. Our trial will start on March 27th.

It is involuntary for us but we will admit what we have done but we will also defend the legitimacy of our activities.

We heard that there was somebody, who had worked with Hoshi family before, who said that “the Hoshi’s were arrested because of their own fault”.

I am shocked  by this person’s comment who had worked with the Hoshi family.  It is something comparable to abandoning a comrade. It is not only about Fukushima, but I feel many Japanese people are in a fog about many issues.

September 22, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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