Japan→Moscow 12/16/2011

I’m in Moscow right now.
Because the staff wrote “gate34” on my ticket, instead of “gate24”, I’m kinda lost now.

The flight schedule is “1911”, not “2011” for some reason.

It’s as difficult as finding a creature in Siberia to find a nice clerk at this airport.

A nice passenger told me where I can use wifi so I managed to find out where I am now.

The flight was ok. The airplane was maybe older than me but the pilot did a good job.
Staff was professional.

They spoke Russian, English and Japanese but Russian was the easiest for me to catch.

The guys behind me kept on talking for 11 hours non-stop as far as I remember.
The man sitting next next to me seemed to be a Japanese business man. I saw him trying to calm down every time the guys behind us kicked and punched the seat. That was more entertaining than the movie on 16 inch screen in front of us, which was “Home Alone.”

I could choose food, “fish or not fish”. I think I chose “not fish” lunch but it was fish and rice.

Everything is so confusing here.

A black guy rushed to me to ask where the smoking room is. Is it that important thing for him?

OK, it seems like every time I post something bad for Russian, they cut my internet connection. I shall stop around here.

It’s 3C outside. Rainy. But it’s really dry inside of the airport.

However, still better than Chiba actually.

I was feverish when I woke up, couldn’t work out my brain.
I left my passport and airplane ticket in the toilet for some reason.
The information desk announced my name. I thought I was gonna be arrested but it was to tell me they hold my passport and airplane ticket.

It’s almost midnight in Japan but still 20:00 here.

will go 3 hours behind more. It’s gonna be a long day.

  1. I`m glad that yours plan is going well so far. I wish You very best in You journey. When I was in Japan first thing I noticed was this “slave mentality” this formality of thoughts and clear borders in which japan population live. Everything outside this mental border was out of question. From what I see on your blog You are very diffrent and You will be feel great in Eastern Europe. It may seems chaotic and disorganized but only in prison everything is organized and there is no chaos. I hope You will feel like home. I wasn`t in Japan. It was clean, beautiful and organized but boring, cold and inhuman. Just like conversations You mentioned with Yours friends and family. So … be well and God Speed mr. Mochizuki.

  2. If you make friends with a Russian, they will be your true friend forever, no matter what happens. A Czech mountain climber told me that. A Russian saved his life when no one else would stay behind under severe conditions!
    I also have a friend from Moscow who is incredibly smart and loyal. I love the Russians- their art, dance, literature, music!!! 🙂 I hope you meet some great new friends there! 🙂

  3. Dear Iori,

    Well done! Brave one! What a step! And what tragedy, to be forced to leave one’s country because it’s hopelessly irradiated! (Not to think of all those countrymen of yours who still haven’t grasped the seriousness of the situation!!!) I wish you all the best for your continuing journey (whatever your country of destination may be), for your new life, for a completely new chapter yet to be written …



  4. Congratulations! Eat vitamins, and drink alot of water! flushing the body works for alot of ills, and hopefully the bit of residual radiation you may have can be flushed too!

  5. Sounds like you need medical attention – even more now than when you lived in Japan. It’s scary that you’re losing important items in this wild world. I hope this is just a show because otherwise I see trouble on the way – or repatriation in the best case. Good luck!

  6. Well~come to europe (at least geographically) 🙂

    I hope you’ll get some some good sleep soon and start feeling the relief of fading pressure that the whole world around you is contaminated. Enjoy a glass of tabwater and breath in deep.

    Sending you good wishes on your journey ~ V

  7. If you go to Romania let me know. I lived 25 years in Romania and my brother is there. Radioactive pollution is very small there. Great news that you left Fukushima – if you detox with bentonite you may leave a long time. You just have to make sure you do tests for leukemia for a few years regularly. You are now a symbol of the Japanese hero who chose to leave to live.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2011