Fukushima A Human Error: A Must-Read Manga in English

Dear everyone all over the world

We are the members of the citizens who want to stop the spread of radiation and toxic substance by “Burning” the contaminated debris(“Gareki”)from Tohoku earthquake.The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster problems have not been solved yet, but the Japanese government proceeded to enforce the restart of Ooi nuclear power plant, which ignored the nuclear safety.(※1)

A large number of people protest this government’s decision “desperately”, but this voice never fell on deaf ears.On June 29, Friday night, over 10,000 demonstrators gathered outside Noda’s office on Friday night in last-ditch attempt to derail the restart.

Anti-nuclear campaigners accused the prime minister of rushing into a decision and ignoring lingering concerns over safety.

From the day, some of the major media started to concern this trend, but the government has totally ignored us.

The Japan gov’t controls the media. For example, The symbolic thing is the slogan of “Kizuna”(Bonding), but they use this “Kizuna” campaign as the big support for Tohoku area, and recommend the “Burning” of the debris all over Japan.They have even changed the law for this, explaining that burning the debris will be harmless, as the radiation and toxic substance is diluted.And Japanese mass media didn’t report about this.A lot of Japanese people have not realized about this risk.The polluted debris should not be burned anywhere, including Tohoku area.The local governments doesn’t convey the risk of burning the debris to the people precisely.

And they inspect to get the result of “Non-detection”, and keep telling the people that it is safe.Actually, burning the debris is not only harmful that also causes more work for the local gov’t in Tohoku.It doesn’t help Tohoku at all.

This is the reason why we have decided to making comics (in English) to bring attention to this present Japanese serious situation. We already made the same comic (Japanese version) and announced it. Many messages of support are given to us from all over Japan. We can feel the growing circle of support for this problem.However, the major media have not yet reported this problem. As you know, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has raised a hand to run for the Olympics bidding city for the 2020 games.

Nevertheless, Tokyo decided to start “Burning” of the debris from this April. Unfortunately, at this rate, it is not far from the reality that the Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo right now.With our English “Gareki” comic, if you are aware of this problem of Japan,
we are very honored and to thank for your attention.

By reading this comic, if you can feel any sympathy for us, please give us your support.We would like to ask you to send the letters or gather in rallies outside your countries’ Japanese Embassy.

The Japanese government normally does not reply it. When you visit the Japanese Embassy or Consulate, they will welcome and receive your letters politely,but if you have no record of this or did not require them to answer some times, they will ignore it, and never give you a reply. It is just an act.With the support from many people around the world, we hope to persuade the Japanese government not to restart the nuclear plants and to stop “Burning” the contaminated debris.
We need your support. Thank you.

With big love to the world


From Japanese members of the citizens in the polluted place

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