Monday, March 28, 2011

Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with the People of Japan: A Non-Nuclear Future

Mr dear friend Frank Dorrel in Los Angeles sent me this information.

A Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with the People of Japan: A Non-Nuclear Future

Monday, March 28th, 7:00 PM
Westwood Federal Building
Corner of Westwood & Veteran

Los Angeles Will Join Nationwide Vigils to Stand with the People of Japan

With Ron Kovic & Other Community Leaders

March 28th is the 32nd Anniversary of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown in Pennsylvania

Bring friends, candles & signs with your message or wish for a non-nuclear future for Japan... and the world.
Assemble on the sidewalk at the Westwood Federal Building.

Music & a few brief speakers will address participants & a presentation of origami cranes will be made.

For More Information Contact Andy Liberman: 310-600-1254 -

Sponsored by: Greenpeace, Coffee House Teach-ins, Palisadians for Peace,
Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, and Nuclear Information Research Service


I am so touched by the support we are getting from all over the world. I really pray this tragedy will wake up humanity and we learn to live more sustainablly and peacefully with nature and with each other.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I will be on the Carrol Cox Show tomorrow (HAWAII)

I will be speaking on this show tomorrow morning (Sunday) from 8-10am in Hawaii.

If you are in Hawaii or have friends in Hawaii, it is KWAI 1080AM. If you are local, you can call in on:524-1080

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I will be speaking about the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Power Plants disaster in Japan and our Tsunaguhikari campaign to evacuate pregnant women and children away from the radiation. We are currently moving/evacuating/finding homestays in Okinawa.

For more information, please go to our website:
つなぐ光(Japanese site)

Thank you for your support!

We do need donatioNS to help with transporting those women to Okinawa. The airfare from the Tohoku area to Okinawa is about $700 per person and many have lost everything and can not go back to homes as they are too contaminated with radiation. They will not be able to return to the area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station for a while, possibly for a long while.

The half life of caecium is 30 years. It accumulates in the soil. Their fertile farm land will be unsuitable for farming for a long long time I am afraid.

The half life of plutonium is 24,000 years. Fukushima No.3 reactor has plutonium so I am very concerned.

Here is the latest news. The situation continues to be quite serious:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

URGENT: Evacuate Pregnant Women and Children from Fukushima Nuke Plant

If you know anything about low level radiation and health, you must be concerned about the health of pregnant women and children in Fukushima right now (and entire Japanese people as more radiation is released and spread).

And, after watching this, maybe more than just Japanese children, but children of California and Mexico!

I have known Dr. Rosalie Bertell and Dr.Earnest Sternglass personally (I met Dr. Bertell at the Earth Summit in Rio, 1992 and I interpreted for Dr. Sternglass when he lectured in Japan back in 2006) and their work on radiation and public health.

Those who live within 30 km (less than 20 miles) of Fukushima nuclear power plants are told to stay inside the house even today after the radioactive contamination is found not only within but also beyond 20 miles after the disaster of Japan's earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011.

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power has 6 plants and 4 already broken, Fukushima Daini has 4, Onagawa Nuclear power has 3 plants, so all together 13 reactors are not normal condition. Out of those, 4 are already releasing the radiation and 9 are unknown as of today (no news about them).

The most damaged is Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and those who live within 20 km of Fukushima Daiichi have evacuated now, but are those who between 20 and 30 km are told stay inside the house. I wonder if those people are safe. If it is safe, what about children and pregnant women? I know all the standard are usually set for male adult,

After knowing Sternglass's work, I can not agree with what Japanese government and all the Japanese media are saying to us. It is safe, no need to evacuate, etc. I understand it is important to avoid panic, but even the low level radiation is not safe for pregnant women and small children.

On TV news, they keep saying the level of radiation won't be immediate health threat and DO NOT WORRY at all. I wish that were true!! But for pregnant women and small children, you better take a extra caution as they are more prone to radiation.

So, we launched a project for EVACUATION AND FINDING HOMES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN on March 18 in Okinawa Japan for two reasons: 1. Okinawa has no nuclear plants and rare earthquake 2. Okinawa is furthest spot in Japan from the radiation. On March 26, radioactive material is already found in Okayama (west part of Japan) so, the contamination of all Japan is just a matter of time and weather (wind and rain).

Here is the press release we put out:

Press Release

March 18, 2011

"TSUNAGU HIKARI"(Connecting Light) Launched to Support Victims from the Tohoku Kanto Earthquake/Tsunami

We, volunteer citizens of Japan, wish to announce the launching of "TSUNAGU HIKARI", a support campaign for victims' from the Tohoku Kanto Earthquake/Tsunami afflicted areas.

As there are expected to be serious effects caused by the radiation released from the damaged nuclear power plants, the recovery of those areas afflicted by the earthquake, tsunami and damaged nuclear power plants it is anticipated to be a long term process.

Tsunagu Hikari is an information center created to help find accommodation in Okinawa for pregnant women and families with small children from the affected areas. Among the first to be evacuated will be women and children living within the 30 km (20 mile) unsafe radiation boundary.

Okinawa is located in the most distant part of Japan from the afflicted areas and can be considered to be the safest place for evacuees.

We are recruiting volunteers to help with this project. We need information on available homes and unused hotel rooms, as well as any kind of housing or dormitories etc. in Okinawa that can be offered for this purpose. We are also doing fundraising to cover the costs.

Our Mission:

1. To arrange accommodation in Okinawa for women and children impacted by the tsunami/earthquake and radiation from the nuclear power plants.

2. To provide appropriate personal care as required by the victims, including counseling, clothing and other personal items.

Founding Members of the "Tsunagu Hikari" Project:

Chief Director: Chikashi Kinjo
Executive Director: Kakuji Nakagawa
Public Relations: Yumi Kikuchi
Adviser: Gen Morita
Staff: Koka Nakagawa

Contact Ms. Nakagawa: (Japan - 81) 90-6146-5054

For more information and donation:
contact Gen Morita

Monday, March 21, 2011

English Information on the Earthquake & Nuclear Disaster in Japan

My friend sent me the information below for English speaking people in Japan. Share it to those who need this.



● At-a-glance summary of the situation in the Fukushima reactors, by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum

● 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.
More testing is needed.

● Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology
(MEXT) is providing radiation measurements:

● 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

● World Health Organization information about contaminated food:

● 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)."

● The IAEA is providing slides/photos on this site as well, including an aerial schematic of the Fukushima plants (19 Mar):

● 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,

● K2P highlights a story that says TEPCO tried to hand over crisis on 14 Mar, and the request was denied by the PM:.
This site (recommended by Tatsu Suzuki), also provides summaries of news conferences.

● Other sites of interest:
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission -
CTBTO news:
Greenpeace -

Urgent petition:Decommission of the 10 reactors of Fukushima nuclear power plants

The worst case scenario may not occur, but critical conditions still continue today at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants(10 of them all together), 10 days after the 1st big earthquake.

We are demanding the decommissioning all the 10 reactors at the first and second Fukushima nuclear power plants, and you can help us by signing and spreading this petition:

Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan
Katsumata Tsunehisa, Board chairperson, Tokyo Electric Power Company,

Accept the request made by the Mayor of Koriyama city and decide to decommission the Fukushima nuclear power plants!

Immediately decide to decommission all of the 10 reactors of the first and second Fukushima nuclear power plants.

Background of the appeal:

Masao Hara, the Mayor of Koriyama city, at the press conference in the afternoon on March 19, 2011, said, it was the outrageous mistake that the Japanese government turned down the support offered by the United States which suggested decommissioning the nuclear plants. He announced that he made a request to the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Mr. Kaieda, the Minister of economy, trade and industry to immediately take measures to control the nuclear accidents towards decommissioning the plants. We urge the State and the Tokyo Electric Power Company to accept the request made by the Mayor of Koriyama city and decide to decommission the Fukushima nuclear power plants.

We are worried about the workers who have been courageously engaging in the operations day and night to suppress the reactors and avert the worst-case scenario at their peril of being exposed to the radiation at the Fukushima nuclear power plants which were affected by the recent and continuing earth quakes. It has become clear to everyone that as long as the nuclear plants run, people are affected by the radiation. So many nuclear plant workers have been exposed to the radiation and some died from the radiation exposure even when the plants were running "safe". The people are little known who died after a long suffering, when the causal link between the death and the radiation exposure became difficult to establish.

We must now stop our practice: enjoying the "safe" electricity from the nuclear power plants at the expense of the workers exposed to the radiation.

Voluntary group calling for decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear plants

How to Petition
Please send your name and address to sign this petition to fukushima.hairo [at-mark]
Please put "endorsement" on the title of your email.
1st deadline: end of March 2011
2nd deadline: end of April 2011

THank you for your help!

Yumi Kikuchi

Thursday, March 17, 2011

You Can Help Japan : STOP HAMAOKA and TOKAI Nuclear Power Plants Now

So many people have contacted me across the ocean if we are safe. Thank YOU. I and my family are all safe and alive as I write this. My town Kamogawa is not affected even though we had earthquakes and tsunami, too.

But radiation is coming and it is serious.

In my view, all the pregnant woman and children are better off to go as far as they can from Fukushima Nuclear Power plants (there are 10 plants there. 6 @1st Fukushima, 4@2nd Fukushima). 10 nuclear power plants are under critical condition, 4 have started releasing radioactive gas to the environment, which is now heading west across the pacific ocean.

Now, it is about the survival of Japan and maybe northern hemisphere. If you are American, you can help us now by asking your senators and congressman to request Japanese government to stop Hamaoka and Tokai nuclear power plants now before the next big earthquake happens.

The earthquakes are moving down south and we had a big earthquake yesterday in Fuji (Mt. Fuji area) magnitude 6. We have had 200 earthquakes since the 1st one as big or bigger than magnitude 5 in one week. Japan is in severe danger now.

Here is a letter I wrote. Thank you Cathy Cadden, my NVC teacher,who helped me for this.

You may wonder why I am doing this. I tell you! Because Japanese government tend to listen to what US (president) says more than what Japanese people ask.

Help US now (will help you for reducing the amount of radiation you are getting soon)!!!!

Please spread widely the letter or this blog post:

 Another Way To Help Japan Now in Your Country

Dear People in the United States,

We are asking that all of you contact your local representatives and President Obama and implore them to pressure the Japanese government to shut down Hamaoka and Tokai nuclear power plants. These plants are the two closest to Tokyo.

We continue to have aftershocks that register from 4.0 to 7.0. We also are experiencing other quakes from epicenters close to and inside Tokyo. If these plants become affected it could be devastating for Japan as Tokyo has the largest concentration of our population. We would also request that the rest of the nuclear power plant facilities (all 55) be fully checked out for safety.

Contact them as soon as you can to help our health and survival,

Thank you ,
concerned parents in Japan,
Yumi Kikuchi and Gen Morita
Kamogawa, Japan

Map of Japan's Nuclear Power Plants' Site:
(each site has 2-6 reactors, 55 all together)