Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Poem for 12-11-2012, A Special Day for Celebration and Appreciation

Barbara, a friend of mine in the Big Island of Hawaii sent me the poem below by RUMI this morning and I would like to share it with you as it is inspiring.

Yesterday, we had a family celebration for having each other, food on the table, roof on our head, and honest, open, intimate relationship like we have.  

We had a young women from Japan in our house for a month and it has become a bit of stress as she practices a mediation with vocal mantra day and night.   I asked her if she could meditate silently, but she said no and kept doing it as she wished. Because of her presence, my children's sleep was getting affected and they were unhappy. 

Our house is open for people who want to learn Harmonics Healing and sustainable living. It is not a hotel nor B&B, it is a learning center. But she has not been taking our classes and kept practicing her own mediation daily. 

So we finally asked her to leave (she was supposed to leave last month, but it has been delayed because her god told her to stay).  

She left yesterday and we celebrated that. My children were so relieved because they felt uneasy being with her.  

As she left, she told us her god said no need to pay for her stay and she did not.  What kind of god is that?, I thought. 

But I am so glad she left as I could sleep so deeply last night.  I did not realize how stressful it was for me to have her in our house for a month.

  1. Her words and deeds reminded me of Jiddu Krishnamurti on the Belief in God : A man who believes in God can never find God. If you are open to reality, there can be no belief in reality.
  2. How does this sound to you?
  3. ------a poem my friend Barbara sent me: 

    From: Awakening Women <>
    Amazing one,
    We live in a time the prophets have spoken about for eons,
    it is the end of 2012.

    This is not a time to ask "what will happen to me/us?"
    This is a time to fully commit to the wisdom of your wide-open heart.
    Not to wait for it all to change, or for him/her to change,
    but to take stand for love, no matter what.

    People and life will continue to throw challenges your way,
    that is out of your hands.
    But what is in your power, at any given moment,
    is to choose to not hook into it all.
    To choose to stay in love.

    We are called to grow up now
    from the outdated games of entanglement,
    we are called to stand clear and free in our own spiritual authority.
    Drop your heavy baggage of resentment and clever reasons,
    the only one who suffers from it is you.

    In the willingness to just for once stay here,
    feeling, hearing, seeing, opening in real curiosity
    to the miracle of being able to perceive at all,
    all of the "stuff" drop away.
    It is up to you to pick it up again.
    Or not.

    Find your peace.
    You have prepared for this time.

    Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being,
    and you will hear at every moment
    what the source is whispering to you . . .
    You are, we all are, the beloved of the beloved.

    And in every moment,
    in every event of your life,
    the beloved is whispering to you
    exactly what you need to know.
    Who can ever explain this miracle
    It simply is. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

You and the Earth are One

When I became aware of the environmental problems our planet earth was facing back in 1988, I was in despair.

There were too many problems and destructions and there seemed not much a could do.  All of problems were getting worse year by year. I then thought we, human being , were like cancer cells of the earth, so we should go extinct!

I was wrong.  I found it out myself when I started living in the country of Kamogawa, Chiba in 1998.  I left my city life and started a totally unknown and new life in an old abandoned farm in a mountain of  cedar forest with my partner Gen.

We started to grow what we eat all organically, rice, vegetables, fruits and mushrooms (and later even children).  In a few years, we were growing more rice than we could eat in one year, yes, we were nearly self-sufficient.  We were so happy and so healthy.  And then, I noticed there were fireflies around our house, which were not before we lived there.  We made a gutter where our used water was carried to the vegetable garden and rice paddy.  In that gutter, fireflies were living.

I was so happy and so amazed. I knew fireflies needed clean water.  So, our waste water was clean enough for fireflies.  It was true I did not use any chemical detergent nor even a soap. I just used warm water and sometimes salt to wash dishes.

Then came the fireflies.

I realized humans were not cancer cells.  We could be, but we could be different too.  If we chose a way of living that is not polluting (by this, I mean chemically polluting or radioactively polluting, something that eco system can not take care of), we can actually make the environment better or richer.

We started planting many fruit trees. Some for the bird and wild animals and some for ourselves.

Soon I realized I had become much more healthy, vital and younger, too.  This realization was so inspiring for me.  If I chose to live making my environment (water, etc) clean, I become more healthy and beautiful.


I am one with the Earth.  If I chose a way of life that makes me beautiful, it also make the earth beautiful.  At the same time, if I am careful not to pollute the water, soil and air, as a result, I become more healthy and beautiful.

I and the Earth are one.  You and the Earth are one.  So, we are one.

This is such a great realization for me.  When I look at people, I try to remember this. No matter what is going on between me and that person, I am one with that person as long as I live on this planet Earth.

I am no longer a cancer cell of the planet. I am a change agent.  Gandhi said you must be the change you wish to see in the world.  I am the one to make the planet more healthy and beautiful by making myself more healthy and beautiful.

So are you.

Isn't this great?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Join me for Super Fitness@Kona, Big Island of Hawaii

On Feb 3, 2012, I became a member of Pacific Island Fitness in Kona, which was a birthday gift to myself.  I turned a half the age of how long I want to live.  The former half of my life is over and I am starting the latter part of my life, so, I needed to take better care of my body and health.

I have missions to accomplish.  I want to  keep working to create more sustainable society here in Kona and in Japan.  There is so much to do and I need at least 30 or more healthy years to accomplish what I started doing before I leave this body.

 Even though we had grown most of what we ate in Japan organically and also trying to do the same here in Kona, Hawaii, which is quite healthy, you still need to exercise regularly to keep your body in good shape. I confess I have stopped all kinds of sports for nearly 30 years.
I used to dance in my teens and 20s, but after I started working, I stopped dancing completely.  So, I had less muscle and more fat when I joined the club.  And 3 months later, I think I have more muscle and less fat.

SO, joining a fitness club in another country(USA) was quite a big leap for me, but my Japanese friend in Kona invited me to a ZUMBA class, which I had no idea what it was, but now I enjoy so much. I had never heard of ZUMBA in Japan. It is like an aerobics dancing in Latin Music.  I love latin music so it was perfect combination for me: dancing in latin music.
  One of my ZUMBA instructors is Naomi.  Her stamina is amazing and she has such a beautiful and powerful body, and of course, as a woman,  I wanted to be like her.
Well, I am much older, but it is better to be late than never to start something you enjoy and also good for your health.

So, if you want to visit Hawaii and to join me to Super Fitness retreat, please e-mail me.

The retreat is 7days(6nights) minimum and longer, that includes lodging, 2 raw food meals a day, fitness club (class) fees, pick up at the airport, transportation to and from the club daily, taking you to the airport (Kona).  Gen and I will share what we have learned from Bay NVC (Non Violent Communication) and I will lecture on food and environment, tips on how to stay healthy in more contaminated world (more radiation and chemicals). We also will check what your body is wanting (and not wanting) to be healthier by LET (Life Energy Test).

I look forward to having you at our house in the center of Kona, Harmonics Healing Hawaii. Our garden is small but we grow many vegetables and fruits, and even started growing rice!  You can experience an abundant life and nature of Hawaii in town!

You will witness how much you can grow in a small garden, and you will be inspired.  And by the end of this retreat, you will be energized, more healthy and maybe in better shape than before.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Celebrate Japan's ZERO nuclear power plant day: May 5, 2012

I am so thrilled and overjoyed by the fact on the midnight of May 5, 2012 Japan time, Hokkaido Electric Company will shut down Tomari #3 nuclear reactor for the regular check up, meaning the last operating nuclear power plant in Japan is stopping.

 We have 54 nuclear plants in Japan and now only one plant in Hokkaido is operating, no plant in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyusyu islands are operating, which is a surprise to many people around the world.

 They ask, "How can Japan manage without nuclear power? It has no other energy and needed nuclear energy to meet its demand!".

 Well, the truth is that every nuclear power has its back up power plant and we do not need to use nuclear power at all in Japan if we chose so.  Even without using these back up plants, by operating existing hydro and fossil fuel power plants, we have enough capacity to cover Japanese energy demand.

 This fact is finally getting to be known to ordinary citizens, who have been deceived over 3 decades. We just believed we could not live without nuclear power plants as we have been told so for too long by too many sources: governments and media.

 But it was not TRUE at all.

In fact, after 3.11 Fukushima accident 2011, Tokyo electric company has been supplying enough energy with most of its nuclear power shutting down since 3.11. They have only 3 nuclear reactors operating out of 17 reactors after 3.11, 2011.  We have had no energy shortage since then.

They used natural gas, petroleum, coal and hydro power instead. I would prefer they increase natural gas combined cycle power plants as they are the most efficient existing and reliable energy sources in Japan.

How long have I been waiting for this day of ZERO nuclear power plant in Japan?---For decades.

Since the day I first learned about the danger of nuclear power plants and its waste, which we have no place to put or no technology to manage.

Since the day I learned nuclear power plants needed workers always exposed to some amount of radiation.

Since the day I learned about Japan's nuclear reactors were not strong enough to withstand big earthquakes over 600 gals, and Japan's big earthquakes exceed 600 gals.

Since the day I learned about the children living around nuclear power plants are more susceptible to leukemia and cancer even if there is no accident, as small amount of radiation is released every single day to the environment.

May 5 in Japan is Children's Day. I think this is the best gift Japan can give to the world children and future generations.   So, please join us for the big celebration.  I mean to ask/help our government to go more sustainable and ecological energy choices.  Join me in this effort.

The zero operating nuclear power plant in Japan does not mean that our government gave up nuclear power. It is just the regular check up, and they would like to restart operation as soon as they have agreements from local governments (governors) that have nuclear power plants, such as Fukui, Shizuoka, Ehime, Niigata, Shimane, Ibaragi, Saga, Kagoshima, Miyagi, Aomori and Hokkaido.

But Japanese people have learned how much harm just one server nuclear accident can cause to the people's lives and nature. Our voice and awareness against nuclear power is raising steadily.

On that day here in Kona, Hawaii (May 4, 6pm), I am inviting people to celebrate the ZERO nuclear power of Japan at Harmonics Life Hawaii. If you live in/near Kona, please contact me by e-mail. It is a potluck so bring a dish you like.

To read this in Japanese, go to:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Japan's Nuclear Power Plants Count Down to ZERO

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:

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 renewable and sustainable energy society so that other countries can follow.

The operation of nuclear power plants on earthquake faults is a threat to the health of young people in the world and to environment as if there is a release of radiation after an accident it will spread and go around the world just like radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is now spreading through the air and water. The Japanese people are finally demanding from their government that there be a total shut down of nuclear power plants and a shift to renewable energy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Radiation and Health Talk @Island Naturals, Kona, Hawaii 1pm

It is quite short notice, but tomorrow April 21, 2012, I am speaking at Island Naturals (Kona) @1pm and you are very welcome to be there.

If you have small children and/or are concerned about low level radiation exposure due to current Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant disaster and its radiation leak (contaminated water will be in the Hawaii area any time now), please join us tomorrow at Island Naturals in town at 1pm. I will talk about:

1. Current situation of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plants and its effect on the environment, especially in relation to Hawaii
2. What you can do now to reduce the negative effects of exposure to radiation

A personal health consultation by Gen and Yumi Morita (Harmonics Healing Practitioners) can taken after the talk if anyone is interested (with fee).
Yumi's profile: Born and raised in Tokyo. After working as a reporter and a bond trader, from 1990 she chose to work at solving environmental problems and made this the focus of her life work. She has launched several movements and NGOs such as Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (in Belize), Clean Up Campaign (JEAN, Japan), Niji no Hebi (Rainbow Serpent, Plutonium Free Future, Japan & USA), SAFE(Safe Alternative on Food and Environment, Hong Kong), Harmonics Life Center(Kamogawa, Japan), Global Peace Campaign (International), Tokyo Peace Film Festival(Tokyo, Japan), JUMP (Japan United for Ministry of Peace, Japan) and recently Tsunagu Hikari-Connecting Light (A relief project for pregnant women and children from Fukushima, Japan and USA). In 1988 after she moved to Kamogawa in the countryside of Chiba she started practicing a sustainable lifestyle with her partner Gen. They grew most of what they ate as well as their children organically. After 311, they decided to create a Harmonics Life Center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Their concept was to promote a functional sustainable lifestyle within the confines of the American consumer society. This had been their dream since 2001. Harmonics Healing Hawaii opened in April 2012.  Yumi has been an advocate of natural medicine and sustainable living.  She has given lectures nationally and internationally on radiation and health.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Helping Japan Stop Nuclear Power Plants will Help You

We had a potluck party yesterday at our place that included about dozen people who are interested in learning about what is happening in Fukushima, radiation in the Pacific ocean, its health effects, and how to stay healthy and positive in this difficult time of environmental crisis.

Some practical dietary applications to ease the effects of radiation in the body include:
1 Eat mostly fresh greens, vegetables of color, raw foods, and fermented foods. 80% raw food is optimal.
2 Daily intake of sea vegetables like Dulse, Wakame, Nori, Limu, Spirulina and others help the body maintain natural iodine which is helpful in shielding radioactive iodine.
3 In Japan after the atomic bomb, some people who ate miso, brown rice, umeboshi survived in spite of they were very close to the center.

Radiation is rapidly spreading in the ocean, but radiation (such as Cesium) in any water will not evaporate and create toxic rain as some are afraid, because the molecules are heavy and its evaporation point is 678 degree c. However, we need to monitor the radiation contamination in sea food and push our local government to act on this important issue, due to the fact that sea food is very important to the people of Hawaii.

As I have said, much can be done to minimize the effects of radiation, simply by maintaining a happy healthy diet and lifestyle. I am happy to come any place and share what I know. Please contact me by e-mail.

Most importantly, to avoid another accident, please ask our government (Japan) to stop reopening the nuclear power plants in Japan (52 are stopping right now out of 54, but government wants to reopen/restart the Oi nuclear reactors). You can send a short message to our prime minister by twitter:!/YoshihikoNoda

IT can be something like this:
Having nuclear reactors on earthquake faults is insane. I am shocked to hear Japan is still trying to reopen nuclear power plants again after polluting the entire northern hemisphere. We want safety, clean water, and clean air. No more radiation in the environment please.

Ben who attended the potluck just posted this to his Facebook page:

I really hope you can send a message to stop the nuclear power plants on earthquake faults (Japan!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bid for Compassion: Marlena's Teaching Fund Teaching NVC

I hope some of you who are reading this live in Bay Area or in California. I want you to support Marlena, a compassionate teacher of NVC.

Marlena is my friend, a co-participant of 2010 Leadership Program of Bay NVC and an assistant of 2011 Leadership Program which both Gen and I participated.

I became aware she had multiple physical difficulties when she laid down during the classes as it was too hard for her to stay sitting straight, which at first was surprising for me as I have never seen people lying down during classes. But I understood her physical condition and soon we come to know each other. I often was moved by how empathic she was when it came to guessing feelings and the needs of another person during LP 2010.

She has been teaching NVC to her group of people who have Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities. But those people can not afford to pay her much as they can not work because of physical or mental condition and they are in poverty.

So, they got creative and they are having online auction to support her financially so that she can continue teaching NVC to those who need it. Please read the story below, and bid if you can.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Worsening Health Condition of a Fukushima Resident: The Case of Ms. Emiko Numauchi

Aljazeera has reported on a women, Emiko Numauchi, a former high school teacher, living 25 km from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor, whose health has been worsening after the 311 nuclear disaster: She is losing her hair, many teeth are gone, and she has purple marks on the skin...

Here is an English article about her:

Below is a report written by Sanae who volunteered to spread the information about Ms. Emiko Numauchi, who is in the Aljazeera report.
How safe is it for Fukushima people to stay in Fukushima, Japan?

People all over the world may think that Fukushima issue is already over. The Tsunami is over and international support has been delivered, therefore it is over.

However, there actually are the people who have been suffered from some incomprehensible symptoms around the nuclear power plants in Fukushima since the disaster. A Hiroshima Survivor told that Hiroshima people have been the same symptoms just like Fukushima.

1. The symptoms Fukushima people have and the ones Hiroshima people have.
A lady, Emiko Numauchi, 42 years old, who has lived in Minamisoma city in Fukushima prefecture in Japan, has been suffered from bunch of incomprehensible symptoms such as diarrhea (from May in 2011), feeling horror (from June), loss of appetite (from June), numbness in her hands (from August), higher blood pressure (from August), higher body temperature (from August), loosing her teeth (from September), (water) blisters (from October), loosing her hair (from October), bleeding (from December), and so on since the Fukushima nuclear power plantsa exploded after the earthquakes and Tsunami on March 11th. According to her, she had no problem with her health before that. Her husband was just a few km far away from the plants and one of her friends was in Minamisoma city as well. He has been suffering from feeling horror, numbness in his left feet, and nose bleeding and her friend has been loosing her hair.

Another lady, Koko Tanimoto Kondo, a Hiroshima Survivor I met last month told that a lot of the people who were in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was detonated over the city have been suffered from the incomprehensible symptoms same as the above.

2. The distances they are staying from the Fukushima nuclear power plants.
Minamisoma city where Emiko has been living is within 25 km from the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Her hasband moved to Kooriyama city where is within 60 km and comes back to Minamisoma city on weekends and her frends moved to the border place of Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, within 75 km, after the disaster.

3. What are their conditions now?
They do not have the all symptoms all of the time, (some of those such as headaches, blisters, or numbness keep appearing and disappearing) , but Emiko actually has been loosing her hair and teeth since the last autumn and have difficulty in working (teaching high school students) because of feeling restless. Her hasband feels horror and have difficulty in working as well and her friend is also loosing her hair. Both Emiko and her friend got wigs in this winter.
Through a lot of Japanese websites, we can see not only Fukushima people but also the people outskirts of Fukushima have the similar health problems. Now we wonder how safe it is for Fukushima people to live there.

Emiko Numauchi's JPG

Click here to see a larger version of the above picture.

Now the debris from the tsunami is coming close to Hawaii and we do not know how radioactive it might be. I will keep measuring the radiation and report it here if I find anything strange.