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Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« on: October 07, 2012, 03:00:11 PM »

Fukushima Remembered:
Every Picture
Tells A Story















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The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako in T?hoku's Iwate Prefecture, and which, in the Sendai area, travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland.


The earthquake moved Honshu 2.4 m (8 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in).

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The tsunami caused a number of nuclear accidents, primarily the ongoing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant complex, and the associated evacuation zones affecting hundreds of thousands of residents.









































































And here we have an interesting video that ignores the question:


what about
the ongoing worldwide
radiation poisoning
with the no-end-in-sight
elephant in the room?


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Operation Tomodachi (?????? tomodachi sakusen?, lit. "Operation Friend(s)") is a United States Armed Forces assistance operation to support Japan in disaster relief following the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami. As of March 22, 2011, twenty US naval ships, 140 aircraft, and 19,703 Marines and Sailors were involved in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in and around Japan. By 29 March 2011, the operation, including relief supplies provided to victims of the disaster, was expected to cost a total of $80 million.



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Riddle us this:




As we have always recommended to virtually anyone who will listen, "join ATS instead of lurking to enjoy an almost ad-free viewing experience," we lurked a bit the other day before signing in to get the feel of a non-member’s experience.

In perusing one of our fabulous threads, we innocently clicked on “nuclear power,” fully expecting a link to Babcock & Wilcox, Westinghouse, even G.E.

Can someone please explain the reasoning behind this pairing of “nuclear power” and an “electric car?”

Or is it really the subliminal pairing of “nuclear power” and “Environmentally Friendly Solutions?”

Or is this merely a “random” pairing - a co-inkydink?


There are no co-inkydinks.













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The person who found it] says in his blog this substance is very light-weight and blows off easily. He is finding it all over Minami Soma.

He has asked the construction workers if it is from asphalt used in roads.

The workers say no.



Gee Wally,
what do you think it is ?





Ummmmm, here in the mountains of North Georgia, we call that stuff soot. It’s the stuff that spews forth from chimneys and smokestacks when burning.    :P


If we recall correctly, Arnie warned long ago against burning the debris and causing more fallout, significantly more concentrated by the burning process.

We, and they, were warned.

When is enough, enough?


When will someone step in here and take control and attempt to solve this crisis instead of standing by the wayside and watch TEPCO, et al, blatantly rely on disinformation and obfuscation to blind the public to the true danger until something else happens to further call their hand?






16 February 2012

New docs show iodine-131 contamination was 350% of highest amount reported: 54,100 Bq/kg in spinach 100 km from Fukushima






10 January 2012

5 billion becquerels of beta radiation in 10 liters of decontaminated water — Includes strontium and cesium






20 January 2012

8 trillion becquerels of cesium found in pit of water at Reactor 2







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Re: Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 04:20:12 PM »
Ok.  I'll step up and do something!  Ummmmm.....

Seriously, most of Us are powerless (no pun), but I suspect this is a message to visitors. Let's hope the message is received.
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Re: Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 08:32:51 PM »


Food Manga "Oishinbo" Begins Exploration of Fukushima Nuclear Controversy

Manga approaches its 30th anniversary with a look at controversial subject
by Scott Green

29 January 2013

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of hit seinen manga series Oishinbo, about journalist Shir? Yamaoka and his assistant then wife Y?ko Kurita as they assemble the "Ultimate Menu" of Japanese food for their newspaper.

When the series started, it used food to demonstrate how Japanese culture was asserting itself during the '80s boom years.

It's continued to follow the times with a new, high profile story that examines that Fukushima nuclear controversy.
 
The series previously addressed the aftermath of the 2012 Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami.




It is now getting a lot of media attention for a “Fukushima, the Truth” story, which features Yamaoka investigating the nuclear reactor damaged during the quake. The series seems poised to walk a fine line in its handling of the controversial topic.

On one hand, its previous stories about the quake affected region have promoted supporting areas by buying its food products and touring its restaurants.

On the other, Oishinbo has regularly dealt with food safety issues, and as such, the subject of radioactive contamination of rice and other food products seems unavoidable.
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Re: Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 08:48:16 PM »

Japanese Manga Stirs Up Fukushima Nuclear Controversy
Toshi Nakamura
8 May 2014

A famous Japanese food manga takes on the "truth about Fukushima."

The Japanese manga, Oishinbo (?????) is a long-running food manga that has been ongoing since 1983. In his latest chapter that was recently published in the magazine Big Comic Spirits, author Tetsu Kariya depicted the manga protagonist, Shiro Yamaoka, as he returned from a visit to the nuclear-disaster-suffering prefecture when he suddenly has a random nosebleed.




After the incident, there is a discussion with another character who says that he, too, has suffered from such unexplained nosebleeds and fatigue, finishing with the comment, "There are a lot of people in Fukushima who suffer from the same symptoms. They just don't talk about it."




This depiction managed to stir up the hornet's nest. According to Japanese news site Ebisoku, soon after the magazine hit the racks, the publisher, Shogakukan, was flooded with complaints and criticism that the manga was showing Fukushima in an exaggerated negative light.

The town of Futaba-machi wrote an official complaint, stating that there was no truth to the claim that "lots of people suffer from nosebleeds and other symptoms" and that the manga was damaging the image of Fukushima that they were trying hard to rebuild.   :P

The complaint notes that ever since the manga came out, there have been cancellations of visits and product orders and that Fukushima residents were afraid that the manga was cultivating discrimination against the prefecture and its residents.

Shogakukan has responded, saying that the depictions in the manga are based on real-world coverage by the author and that the manga had been published respecting the author's expression.

The latest chapter of the manga seems based on personal experience by Kariya that he noted in an interview with Nichigo Press earlier this year. In the interview, Kariya talked of how the damage from the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster was much worse than he had imagined.

It was completely different. The worst is the radiation. You can't see it, and it doesn't affect you immediately. But the fact that you can't see it makes it much scarier.

This is a personal experience, but after I got back [from Fukushima] and was having dinner, I suddenly started bleeding from my nose, and it wouldn't stop.

I thought, "what on Earth?" I've rarely ever had a nosebleed so it was quite a shock.
After that, I had nosebleeds at night for days after. But when I went to the hospital, they said "there's currently no medical connection between nosebleeds and radiation" and they severed a capillary in my nose membrane with a laser.

Also, after I went [to Fukushima], I felt a great deal of fatigue. The staff who went with me and the chief of Futaba-machi suffered from nosebleeds and fatigue. They say the radiation levels are low so there's no harm, but I wonder about that.


In response to the negative criticism against his manga, Kariya stated that while he expected some backlash, the extent of the response has surprised him. In a statement covered by Netarika, Kariya warned that there are still 2 more chapters to come and that he plans on writing harsher things.

"People who are in an uproar about a nosebleed might go berserk." Kariya stated.

However, Kariya remains firm in his stance, saying that people are trying to sugar-coat the disaster with euphemisms and falsely positive language to hide the truth – something he hates more than anything else.3.

The author of Oishinbo recognizes that a lot of people will not like what he has to say, however, he maintains his position and has said that he will release his rebuttal after the last chapter is published.
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Re: Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 09:01:05 PM »

After Fukushima Manga Becomes Outspoken Media In Japan | SimplyInfo

15 May 2014
Two manga (graphic novel/comic books) series have taken up the cause of the Fukushima Disaster and caused a stir in Japan.

The first being a series of installments on life at the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site. The series titled “Ichiefu – Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant workers Symbol ~” depicts what it is like to work at the plant.

The series is authored and illustrated by a former plant worker who reached their exposure maximum.

A portion of the series is available for free online by the publisher. The series has been put into a book featuring all of the episodes and is available from Amazon Japan in electronic and print form.

The portion available online includes incidents familiar to those who have followed the workers that talk about work at the plant on Twitter. A worker being rushed to the hospital, workers getting unexpected exposures and a crew that crashed into stray cattle while driving back from the plant.

The author/illustrator’s drawings are pretty amazing in both quality and detail.

The series has provided a unique record of both the struggles with the plant and that of the workers.
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Re: Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 09:11:14 PM »
Japan Forced to Talk About Fukushima Radiation After Nosebleed Comic

20 May 2014




A 2013 French cartoon depicting seemingly radiation-mutated Japanese
sumo wrestlers near the Fukushima nuclear power plant sparked outrage in 2013.


This isn't the first time Japanese officials have expressed outrage due to a comic taking on the topic of the Fukushima disaster.

Last year, French newspaper Le Canard Enchainé published a cartoon that showed two Japanese sumo wrestlers — one with three arms and the other with three legs — squaring off in front of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant as a sports announcer, dressed in a radiation suit, looked on.

The attempt at satire by the paper prompted Suga (Japan's chief cabinet secretary) to publicly denounce the cartoon.
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Re: Fukushima Remembered: Every Picture Tells a Story
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 09:20:05 PM »

Manga artist claims again Fukushima radiation is causing nosebleeds | The Japan Times

2 February 2015
"Tetsu Kariya, author of the gourmet manga “Oishinbo,” says in the series’ latest edition that radiation is so high in Fukushima Prefecture it is causing nosebleeds among local residents.

The theme echoes one in a previous story that critics panned when Kariya had the main character suffer a nosebleed after visiting the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.


The controversial episodes ran in Shogakukan Inc.’s Big Comic Spirits magazine last May. But when the manga was compiled into book form, critical passages, including one linking nosebleeds and radiation exposure, were watered down."

In his latest book, published by Yugensha, Kariya questions the Environment Ministry’s assertion that radiation is unlikely to be causing nosebleeds locally.

He cites surveys that found that “many people” have been suffering nosebleeds in the prefecture.


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Spontaneous bleeding
Radiation sickness can cause bleeding from the nose, mouth, gums, and rectum. It can cause people to bruise easily and to bleed internally as well - and even to vomit blood.

The problems occur because radiation depletes the body of platelets, the cellular fragments in the blood that are form clots to control bleeding.

Radiation sickness - CBS News


Kariya has written extensively about the plight of Fukushima farmers and fishermen, whose troubles he has studied at first hand. He has visited places around the nuclear power station.

He said he altered some controversial episodes in the new book to prevent misunderstanding and to protect real people who were identifiable in previous episodes and who others criticized.

In the final chapter, Kariya emphasizes that the reconstruction of the lives of the people is far more important than the recovery of the land of Fukushima.

“It is only you who can protect yourselves,”
he said, addressing them in general

“Please have the courage to flee from Fukushima.”
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