Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japan “People from Fukushima to Kanagawa should not marry”


An honest comment is criticized.

On 7/9/2012, Mr. Ikeya (70), the chairman of Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japan commented people from Fukushima to Kanagawa should not marry because of radiation effect.

It was the 12th study meeting of policy, about 70 local assemblymen attended. He commented like this below,



Internal exposure.. this is the problem. Fallout didn’t pass only Fukushima, but also Tochigi, Saitama, Tokyo, Kanagawa. People in these areas should not marry in the future.


Sato, a Fukushima assemblyman criticizes this comment, he held a press conference on 8/29 to ask for the correction of it.

For the interview of Yomiuri newspaper, Mr. Ikeya talked, he meant they should be careful about radiation before marriage or having baby. He doesn’t think he said anything wrong, is not meant to “correct” that comment.

Related article..JP Gov will start genomic analysis for Fukushima people





Français :

Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japon : “Les gens, de Fukushima à Kanagawa, ne devraient pas se marier”

On dénigre une remarque honnête.

Le 9 juillet 2012, M. Ikeya (70 ans),  président de la Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japan a dit que les gens de Fukushima à Kanagawa ne devraient pas se marier à cause des effets secondaires de la radioactivité.

C’était au cours de la 12e  réunion d’étude politique à laquelle environ 70 personnes locales se sont rendues.

Il y a dit ceci :



L’exposition … c’est le problème. Les retombées ne se sont pas contentées de passer sur Fukushima , elles sont aussi allées sur Tochigi, Saitama, Tokyo, Kanagawa. Les gens de ces régions ne devraient pas se marier dans le futur.


M. Sato, membre de cette assemblée le critique. Il a tenu une conférence de presse le 29 août pour demander que ce soit “corrigé”.

Dans l’interview du journal Yomiuri, M. Ikeya en a dit : “Il a voulu dire qu’ils devraient être prudents sur la radioactivité avant le mariage ou pour faire des enfants. Il n’a pas pensé dire quelque chose d’incorrect, il n’y a pas matière à “rectifier” ce qu’il a dit.”

Article lié : Le gouvernement japonais va lancer une analyse du génome des gens de Fukushima


  1. It isn’t marriage that people should avoid; there is possibly so little time to be kind and comforting to others, standing together and having someone to share your thoughts and feelings with is important. Sadly, this man thinks marriage and children must go together, and he should understand that it is not true.

    Many children will be born whose parents will be unable to care for them, and many parents will die and their children will need someone to hold them and help them continue with their lives. Of course if you have been harmed by radiation you should not have children, you know that they will not be healthy or happy. But there *will* be children — a strong couple who have chosen to marry will be able to offer them a good home, and raise them well.

    Japan is lost. I think it will take the world with it, because no one is trying to end the poisoning that continues to grow and spread. I cannot understand why the world isn’t offering Japanese families safe haven — offering refugees a frozen wasteland that cannot feed them or offer any opportunity to support themselves is nothing more than saying “Go. Die where we cannot see you.”

    But many of us can see. The only thing that stops us from seeing are the tears in our eyes.

  2. It is true that marriage doesn’t necessarily equal children. But the reality is, when you’re so in love to a point where you want to marry the other person the desire to want to have a biological child can be rather strong. Yes, there are those that can stick to their guns and take into consideration factors such as the possibility of bringing a “deformed” child into the world. But the emotion that comes from being in love can be pretty strong. I guess that’s what Mr Ikeya was alluding to.

  3. Actually this is not a new phenomenon. We already saw rumors and news in (at least) English-language reports that many Japanese women seem to have had abortion in order to avoid or actually “kill” deformity.
    Also, the Japanese Ministry of Health ran the notorious programe of Hansen’s Disease “treatments” for decades, as many people out there already know. And the Ministry forced the Japanese “patients” to have abortions for decades while there was absolutely no scientific need to do so.

    Unfortunately, therefore, this “honest comment” can be regarded as one of the so-called Eco-terrorist way of thinking. Avoid marriage — the Japanese people told the same thing to the Hibakushas of Hiroshima/Nagasaki since 1945. But many Hibakushas married and successfully had children too.

    So, “honesty” can be a deceptive face of the Eco-terrorism. You have to thiki twice before you make judgement over such familiar thoughts.

    1. Yes you have to think as you say. Thinking with long term view is important. As second and third generations of irradiated and internally contaminated living beings seem to express a huge lot more difformities,

      I do understand the quick sentence “should not marry”. We are speaking of a very large population internally contaminated and strongly irradiated by radioactive elements who decay quickly, therefoe irradiate strongly. It is awfully sad to have to say that of course, but truth is always better. Look what happens in Kiev or Fehludjia, where people come to the same conclusion : don’t have babies. Look also what happens : a DNA in an unstable condition passed through generations.

      Let’s hope together that we find a solution for this as well as for radioactive materials.

  4. “People from Fukushima to Kanagawa should not marry” – how many people live in this area “from Fukushima to Kanagawa”?

    1. Oh, not a lot; only about 35 million – approx 1/4 to 1/3 of the total population of Japan.Includes my adult children, of course…

  5. The officials used to say “no immediate threat…”, and today doctors say “People from Fukushima to Kanagawa should not marry!!!”.
    Meanwhile, the fact that future generations could be in geopardy was not an immediate threat!!!
    We are dealing with awakening questions here.

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September 2012