20 Millisieverts for Children and Kosako Toshiso’s ResignationJAPAN FOCUS http://japanfocus.org/events/view/83 Tokyo University Professor Kosako Toshiso, a specialist on radiation safety, has resigned his position as Special Advisor to the Cabinet. In the past, Kosako has supported Japanese government views on radiation in a variety of contexts. For example, from … [Read more...] about 20 Millisieverts for Children and Kosako Toshiso’s Resignation
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/177926.htmlJapanese govt. under fire for schoolyard radiationMon May 2, 2011 7:27PMMichael Penn, Press TV, Tokyo WATCH: Download |Also available hereWhat is making them angry is a new government edict saying that schoolyards in Fukushima Prefecture should operate normally unless exposed to radiation levels that exceed 20 millisieverts annually. … [Read more...] about Japanese parents strike out in anger at Education and Health Ministries’ death sentence for their children
Japan’s Nuclear NightmarePosted on March 18, 2011 by Tim ShorrockPart One: Japan, Democracy, and the Globalization of Nuclear Power(Updated throughout 3/20/2011)Part Two: Nuclear Gypsies (posted 3/20/2011)Update: My interview about the Japanese nuclear crisis on RT’s Alyona Show on 3/18/2011.Since I woke up last Friday, I’ve been monitoring … [Read more...] about Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare (Part 1)
Apr. 23, 2011: By David McNeill http://japanfocus.org/events/view/79 The worst-case scenario of Japan’s nuclear crisis, reportedly floated by Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the dark night of March 16, that much of the east of the country including Tokyo could be “wrecked” has been averted. The reality though is shocking enough. A 20km zone around the … [Read more...] about Sato Eisaku’s Warning
http://japanfocus.org/events/view/77 By R. Taggart Murphy “3/11” is emerging as new shorthand for The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 and its aftereffects: the tsunami that destroyed much of Japan's northeast coast, and the crippling of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant . The sobriquet has the virtue of brevity; it also, of course, calls … [Read more...] about 3/11 and Japan: A Hinge of History?