Rotten Japanese press -Tepco conference ended within 3 minutes


Tepco’s daily press conference is becoming a mere shell because of the reluctant Japanese major press.

The daily press conference of 6/9/2012 ended within only 2 minutes and 30 seconds, which is faster than cup noodle.

After Tepco read their daily report about the temperature of each reactor and the radiation concentration at outlets on the south end, Tepco asked for questions but none of the press gave queries.

They usually come to the Tepco spokesman for detailed questions after the conference, which is called “Burasagari” (Hang and question), but they did not even do that today.




  1. FUKUSHIMA DIARY FR – Presse japonaise pourrie – La conférence de Tepco s’est terminée en 3 minutes
    Par Mochizuki, le 8 juin 2012.

    La conférence de presse quotidienne de Tepco est en train de devenir une coquille vide à cause du dédain de la grande presse japonaise.

    La conférence de presse du 9 juin 2012 a été bouclée en 2 minutes et 30 seconds seulement, moins de temps que pour réchauffer un bol de soupe aux nouilles.

    Après lecture de leur rapport quotidien sur la température de chaque réacteur et la teneur en radioactivité à l’extrémité des déversoirs, Tepco a demandé s’il y avait des questions mais aucun des journalistes présents n’en a posé.

    D’habitude ils vont vers le porte-parole de Tepco pour lui poser des questions précises après la conférence, ce qu’on nomme “Burasagari” (accroche et questions), mais ils ne l’ont même pas fait aujourd’hui.

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  2. Well, journalist in your country are overpaid and spend more time twisting the news in the name of the japanese perpsective which Japanese do not even know what it means. When we look at what is broadcast and compare what is broadcast by other foreign media, it is clear there is intentional alienation. Going to a press conference with no questions asked is considered a failing of journalist and the person ought to be sacked. I guess media in Japan operate on a different planet.

  3. This is outrageous but sadly typical of the spineless jellyfish that call themselves the Press, or for that matter, most of the Academics, even worse.

    Can you publish any data from the fisheries journals about radioactive contaminatiion in local fish/seaweed/shellfish stocks in Tohoku or elsewhere in Japan? This is a big story and we need more data but it is in Japanese so not leaking out to the English world. Thanks in advance.

  4. Back in the day, it was the job of the press to bring out the truth. Now their job is apparently just to sell stories that bring in the money. How pitiful!

  5. The Japanese media is and always has been controlled by the government. I have worked with the Japanese media over many years of living in Japan, and I have been squelched several times (I hosted a radio show) for voicing any kind of opinions that ran counter to the interests of the local power companies or transportation monopolies. These groups SPONSOR Japanese media.
    Further, when interviewed for Japanese newspaper articles, many other foreigners and myself have had their own words completely ignored and totally bogus quotes produced and printed.

    Two things you can be sure of:



  6. Gee, they had the perfect opportunity to ask Tepco when it plans to bury their ‘industry’ at Daiichi deep down under a mountain of aggregate, and what in hell do they think they are going to do with it otherwise since it is too radioactive to work there, even by their standards…they can tell us who decides to keep it open fuming the people with radioactive aerosols, stuff like that..

  7. Incredible, the press.
    Nothing on CNN, FOX OR NETWORK NEWS FOR MONTHS NOW except recent story on ABC evening news about “non-radioactive” debris washing up on the Oregon coast?
    It would seem that they would have everyone exposed to fallout and the consequences rather than tell them so that they could prepare.
    Reports of radioactivity in the milk and many ground crops, spinach, brocolli, etc. now.
    Sounds like if number 4 goes, we all have the same price to pay.
    Strength to you my friend,

  8. Japan is on a collision coarse with extinction.What about your children?,don’t you care!,Nobody care’s,WHY!,I THINK I’M GOING TO PUKE.

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