Yumi Kikuchi’s Blog and Podcast
Summary: Yumi Kikuchi, founder of the Global Peace Campaign, talks in Japanese on peace, politics, the environment and more! To view all of Yumi's Podcasts go to: http://www.harmonicslife.net/podcasts.html
Starting tomorrow, April 26, 2012, Japan's last remaining nuclear power plant will have only 10 days left before it is shut down. Some people are happily counting down from ten to zero from tomorrow. The last plant is the Tomari #3 nuclear reactor owned by Hokkaido Electric Company and it is going to be shut down on May 5, 2012 for its regular check up. The Japanese government is trying to reopen Oi #3 and #4 nuclear reactors in Fukui before the total shut down of all 54 nuclear reactors, but citizens together with some 50 politicians are against the reopening of Oi, which could mean the total shut down of all the 54 nuclear reactors for the first time since nuclear power plants started operating in Japan in 1966. Here is a list of all the nuclear power plants in Japan and their shut-down dates: http://www.jca.apc.org/mihama/fukushima/genpatsu_jyoukyou_20120326.pdf There are ten electric companies in Japan and each company is a regional monopolistic enterprise and consumers have no choice but to buy electricity from one company. As of today, only onw nuclear reactor (Tomari #3) is in operation. The other 53 reactors are shut down due to check ups or trouble. This fact (only one reactor in operation) seem surprising to many nationally and internationally as we were told that 30% of Japan's energy comes from nuclear power. In reality, no nuclear power plants have been in operation in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu for some time, yet there has been no energy shortage. The Japanese government is working hard to reopen the Oi nuclear power plant as they are afraid of a total shut down of nuclear power in Japan. The fact Japan can do without nuclear power plants is frightening to them as they had kept on telling the Japanese people that Japan could not live without nuclear power. They do not want Japanese people to know Japan has enough power without nuclear power plants. There have been many people in Japan who have said that Japan's energy needs could be met without nuclear power. Scholars and journalists including Yuko Fujita, Takashi Hirose, Yu Tanaka, Atsushi Tsuchida, Hiroaki Koide are some... So, May 5, 2012, the Japanese people will finally realize the fact that they CAN do without nuclear power. If what the government and electric companies have been saying had been true, we would have experienced power shortages and black outs by now. But so far, none!! This fact that we can do without nuclear power is surprising to many. People have tended to believe the government story that Japan can not live without nuclear power. We were deceived. They were lying. Because of the March 11the tsunami, earthquake and resulting radiation release, the Japanese people are finally demanding the total shut down of nuclear power to the government and electric companies. Below is the list of shut down dates of nuclear power plants of the nine electric corporations: Tohoku Electric Co.: No nuclear power since March 11, 2011. Tokyo Electric Co.: No nuclear power since March 26, 2012 Chubu Electric Co.: No nuclear power since May 14, 2011 Hokuriku Electric Co.: No nuclear power since March 11, 2011 Kansai Electric Co.: No nuclear power since Feb 20, 2012 Chugoku Electric Co.: No nuclear power since Jan 27, 2012 Shikoku Electric Co.: No nuclear power since Jan 13, 2012 Kyusyu Electric Co.: No nuclear power since Dec 1, 2011 Hokkaido Electric Co.: Last one to be shut on May 5, 2012 Okinawa Electric Co.: has no nuclear power at all. (There may be depleted uranium munitions and even nuclear bombs stored in US bases in Okinawa.) Japan may become the first country to have a post-nuclear power society in spite of all the effort its government and electric companies are making to reopening the nuclear power plants. 10 days count down to "ZERO nuclear power" in Japan! This is the best news since March 11, 2011. Japan should be the leader of renewab
I gave a talk at Hawaii Community College on their Japan Day event about 311 and Danger of Nuclear Power Plants. I did not have enough time to talk about what you can do to reduce your cancer risk. And Biannca, my friend from Australia, has sent me this information below, which is what I wanted to say. So, I am posting it here so that you can have it, too. These are very similar to what Gen and I teach in Japan and Hawaii. ----- *CANCER CELLS FEED ON: a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. A better alternative is Bragg's Liquid Aminos or sea salt. (Actually, I do not agree! Most people are not aware that Bragg's Liquid Amino's contain a lot of MSG. Because of this I definitely cannot recommend them. Use sea salt or some other high mineral natural salt.) b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells can be starved. c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)... e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. 12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup. 13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells... Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells. 15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life. 16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. No plastic containers in your microwave. (I would rather say, no microwave at all)
I pray for those who lost their lives on that day and beyond as a result of 911 and the two wars following 911 (Afghanistan and Iraq). I pray those who are left behind who are surviving and living their life overcoming the hardships. I am sorry Please forgive me Thank you I love you The following video is something I would like to share with you today, especially with Americans who believe their government and corporate media, on the 10th anniversary of 911. Because I have so many dear friends in the USA: http://youtu.be/jLzPMww4tdA I agree with the words of the producer of this video: "This is the biggest crime against humanity" and the truth needs to be revealed. I do not know when it will be and what the truth is, but I know it takes every one of us to make it happen. You can see some of the people who are trying to reveal the truth. In fact, some of them have risked their lives to expose the discrepancies in the official story. They need more of our attention: http://torontohearings.org/author/torontohearings/ Here is USTREAM: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/thetorontohearings I would like to tell you that something similar is happening in Japan. Right now, the facts about Fukushima nuclear power plants' disaster are being hidden from the public so that the government and companies can reduce the amount of money they need to pay out to compensate the victims. They knew that the meltdown occurred right after the 311 earthquake, but they hid it from from us and the world for two months. During those two months the Japanese people in and around Fukushima (in my case I lived 150 miles from it) were exposed to excess radiation. Our government and TEPCO continue to try to make the effect of the damage look smaller and more trivial than what actually is. Our media is the same as in the rest of the world. The truth is distorted to the advantage of the government and corporations. Today the International Conference on Radiation and Health Risk in Fukushima is being held. Many citizens and citizens groups are challenging the reliability of the conference as they believe it is actually a propaganda event that is being used to support nuclear industry and medical establishment who underestimate the risk of low level radiation, especially internal exposure. Please read the citizen's point of view here. May Love, Life and Truth thrive! ---- Open Letter of Inquiry to the Organizing Committee for the International Expert Symposium in Fukushima — Radiation and Health Risks September 10, 2011 Concerning the International Expert Symposium that the Organizing Committee is planning at Fukushima Medical University on September 11 and 12, we have several questions and concerns. Some of them arise from the explanation repeatedly given to the residents of Fukushima Prefecture since the mid-March that exposure to ionizing radiation up to 100 mSv per year represents no harm to the health. The others are related to the evaluation of the Health Examination for Citizens in Fukushima Prefecture, which is to be the main theme of the planned International Expert Symposium. We consider that the mission of the experts in radiological protection consists in preventing health hazard by minimizing exposure to radiation. However, the document, “An Initiative for the Health Examination for Citizens in Fukushima Prefecture,” says that the purposes of the Examination are “to remove fears among residents of Fukushima Prefecture raised in the wake of the nuclear plant accidents and to secure safety and relief through long-term health management of the residents.” For us, citizens of Fukushima, “safety and relief” can only be achieved when these radioprotection experts fulfil their responsibilities. On the contrary, however, these experts have done nothing but repeat the argument that exposure to radiation up to 100 mSv per year represents no harm to the health. Also when we find a passage in the briefing document on the said Health Examination that says, “The impact o
To the PressJuly 14, 2011 Dr. Chris Busby - European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR) Emergency Visit to Japan Press Conference & Lecture Schedule From July 17 to 21, Dr. Christopher Busby, Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR) and well known for his research on internal radiation exposure will make an emergency visit to Japan. As you may know, Dr. Busby’s position differs significantly from that of the International Committee on Radiation Protection (ICRP), which he believes has greatly underestimated the dangers of internal exposure. Dr. Busby continues to research into both the dangers of internal exposure as well as the negative health consequences of low-dose radiation exposure. During his visit to Japan, Dr. Busby will present for the first time his analytical results for the various radionuclides that have been dispersed in Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo, based on his original dust collection method, which was carried out in advance of his visit. His findings indicate that the official methods used to evaluate radiation exposure to the population are grossly inadequate. He is deeply concerned for the people of Japan as he feels they have not been given accurate data on the levels and types of radionuclides that they are being exposed to. Dr. Busby will give talks in Aizu Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture; Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture; and in Tokyo, and will meet with local citizens. Visiting Japan for the first time since the nuclear accident, Dr. Busby will hold lectures and press conferences as outlined below. We sincerely look forward to your attendance at any or all of the events. Dr. Busby’s Lecture Schedule in Japan July 17 (Sun) 16:00 to 20:00 pm (Venue opens 15:50) Location: Waseda Hoshien Scott Hall (2-3-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku Ward) http://www.hoshien.or.jp/english/index.html Attendance limit: 200 persons Participation fee: 1000 yen Enquiries: email@example.com July 18 (Mon) 13:30 to 16:30 p.m Location: Matsudo City Chamber of Commerce, 5th Floor Conference Room http://www.matsudo-cci.or.jp/english/index.html Attendance limit: 200 persons Participation fee: 500 yen Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org July 19 (Tue) 18:30 to 21:00 pm (Venue opens at 18:00 pm) Location: Apio Space Exhibition Hall (90 Inter-nishi, Aizu Wakamatsu City) http://www.apio.or.jp/apiospes.html Attendance limit: 250 persons Participation fee: 500 yen Enquiries: Ms. Sakai: 080 5557 5407 Interlocutor: Professor Emeritus Shoji Sawada of Nagoya University ***July 20 (Wed) 11:00 a.m. (Venue opens at 10:00 a.m.)*** Location: Kojimachi Press Conference Room 2F, YT Bldg. Kohjimachi 2-2-4 Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Sponsor: Free Press Association of Japan Application: Free Press Association application web page: http://fpaj.jp/?page_id=1406 Please enter “Application for 20 July Dr. Chris Busby Press Conference participation” in the subject line and then fill out the required details. *Please ensure that each individual wishing to participate sends in their own separate application. Deadline: By 18:00, 19 July Enquiries: Free Press Association (FPAJ), PR Manager: Mr. Hatakeyama Tel. 03-5213-4888 Fax. 03-5213-4989 email@example.com http://fpaj.jp For more information regarding this press interview and all other events: Ms. Hajime Shiraishi: 03-3296-2720 (Our Planet TV) 090-9824-5731 firstname.lastname@example.org July 20 (Wed) 2011 13:30 to 16:00 Location Chiyoda Ward, Uchisaiwai Hall (1-5-1 Uchisaiwai Cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) http://www.uchisaiwai-hall.jp Attendance limit: 183 persons Participation fee: 1000 yen Ms. Hajime Shiraishi: 03-3296-2720 (Our Planet TV) ***July 20 (Wed) 16:30 to 18:30 pm*** Meeting with House of Representatives Members and Press Conference Location: Diet Members' No. 1 Office Building of the Lower House, Conference Room No. 2 Attendance limit: Diet members and press only.(not open to public) Enquiries: email@example.com (Ms. Irisawa) Sponsor: “Evacuate Children From Fukushima L
Tetsuo Jimbo is an old friend of mine. He and the VideoNews.com crew went to Fukushima Daiichi Neclear Power Plant and took the footage you can see below. It is so sad to see the dogs and cows walking around trying to survive... With the geiger counter exceeding 100 mSv/hr I can only say Tetsuo and his crew have guts!! Of course, we should be thankful to them for showing the world what is happening there! This is a must see: http://youtu.be/yp9iJ3pPuL8 No More Fukushimas! No more nuclear power plants! They all must be closed down! All of them. There is no safe place for them in Japan, or the world, for that matter! April 10th 'Stop Nuclear Power Plants! Global Action Day'! Click here to learn about this event.
My friend sent me the information below for English speaking people in Japan. Share it to those who need this. Love, Yumi --------- ● At-a-glance summary of the situation in the Fukushima reactors, by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/news_images/pdf/ENGNEWS01_1300584349P.pdf ● NYT: Food safety inspectors said the iodine 131 in the tested milk was up to five times the level the government deems safe, and the spinach had levels more than seven times the safe level. The spinach also contained slightly higher than allowable amounts of cesium 137. Minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine were also detected in the water supply in Tokyo and its five surrounding prefectures. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/world/asia/20japan.html More testing is needed. ● Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT) is providing radiation measurements: http://www.mext.go.jp/english/radioactivity_level/detail/1303962.htm ● Effects of radiation, by Medical News Today, includes a list of signs and symptoms likely to occur when a human is exposed to acute radiation (within one day), in mSv http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219615.php ● World Health Organization information about contaminated food: http://www.wpro.who.int/media_centre/jpn_earthquake/FAQs/faqs_foodcontamination.htm ● The IAEA is now providing updates and information. "We now have continuous online access to data from CTBTO radionuclide monitoring stations, which is being evaluated by Agency dosimetry specialists (19Mar)." http://www.iaea.org ● The IAEA is providing slides/photos on this site as well, including an aerial schematic of the Fukushima plants (19 Mar): http://www.slideshare.net/iaea ● Japan PM Kan in a meeting with Amano "said the government is disclosing all information but that information-gathering efforts might be insufficient. Kan said the government will improve its information disclosure by taking photos of the plant regularly and stepping up radiation monitoring." NHK, 18 Mar, http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_26.html ● K2P highlights a story that says TEPCO tried to hand over crisis on 14 Mar, and the request was denied by the PM:. http://ktwop.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/tepco-was-ready-to-give-up-and-abdicate-on-14th-march/ This site (recommended by Tatsu Suzuki), also provides summaries of news conferences. ● Other sites of interest: TEPCO - http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html US Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov CTBTO news: http://www.ctbto.org/press-centre/ctbt-in-the-new Greenpeace - http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/