Trust in Gov had meltdown -福島事故で政府の信用はメルトダウンしたとおもう。 10/2/2012




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福島事故で政府の信用はメルトダウンしたとおもう。 10/2/2012

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  1. The video was posted in the evening of October 2nd USA time, and it’s already daytime on October 3rd in Europe now.
    I hope it’s still in time to post the translation for people to read:

    “Good day,

    This is Mochizuki, writer of the FUkushima-Diary blog.

    Often it’s being asked, “what was the direct reason to start the Fukushima-Diary blog?”
    But there’s actually almost no such reason.

    After the accident last year, from May 2011 on, the amount of information and reports about Fukushima,
    in the Yomiuri newspaper, Asahi newspaper, NHK news channels and so, started to decrease.
    People actively following the reports, and bloggers and the like, began to start searching information themselves.
    Foreign people were reading a lot, when I posted a lot on Facebook, and at some point I realised that, I myself was posting about the most information.
    I was using our server at home to post the blog, and the blog name was already Fukushima-Diary, and the layout was already there.
    So I thought, “let’s go on doing this.”

    But there were two specific things which had to do with starting the blog.

    First, I thought that information coming from the Main Stream Media wasn’t trustworthy.
    I was already searching information when it was clear the meltdowns had started.
    But even looking at the MSM, I had to search critically for data.
    So having a method to collect information without relying on the government was one reason.

    The other reason was, I wanted to try to rely more on what the foreign governments were saying.
    Because I didn’t trust the Japanese government at all.
    So I thought “let’s report news from foreign media.” So I started observing more the foreign media.
    Also when I was posting a lot on Facebook, and when I was writing the Fukushima-Diary blog too, those two slogans don’t change.
    But when I went on doing so, also watching foreign media, what I understood was that also foreign governments aren’t much different.
    They had the same stance about nuclear power. And the NRC and Tepco are almost comparable, aren’t they?
    And the UN and IAEA too, are like that, so they all aren’t good. So I had to do it by myself.
    Well of course there are individuals who were watching the plume come to California, or shipping food that is not contaminated,
    so there is sharing of information among individuals, but domestic or foreign, it appeared to me that the governments could not be trusted.

    This is the core of the Fukushima-DIary blog. To disect the data on testing of food,
    and like on September 28th 2012, to publish monitoring data from the Ministry of Education,
    but however much such data is being published, it can’t be trusted.
    It’s like the data is being hyperinflated, like it’s being reported in an infinitely decreased amount.
    And of course, there is damage from radiation going on in Fukushima.

    But after the accident you have to wonder what the role of the government means within that context,
    or what the role of government is within the whole of our universe for that matter.
    And to understand how the society functions. That’s what a lot of people started to realise.
    I think that may be the real effect of the FUkushima accident.

    Even when I came to the USA, what I was surprised by, is that still, STILL, a lot of people are depending on the government.
    Well of course there are a lot of people living like that in Japan too. But many people are still trusting the government.
    Like they’re thinking “It’s good to rely on the government.”
    Or even if you don’t go that far, “The government can be trusted,” is what a lot of people seem inclined to think.
    Maybe it’s just me being surprised at this.
    But when I ask myself why people still trust the government so much,
    it seems to be because they’re thinking “if you can’t trust the government, that’s the end of it.”
    So it seems they trust the government, because if not the government, what else can they trust?
    But to say so, it’s not a real reason.
    Just for the reason that they want to trust the government, is not at all a good reason to objectively view the government as trustworthy.
    But there seem to be a lot of people holding that opinion. Or maybe it’s me becoming completely paranoia, but I doubt that.
    So it surprises me.

    But even when not relying on the government myself, others people around like family, friends and colleagues still seem to be doing so.
    They seem to be thinking that way is quicker, or easier, but what I think is,
    there a big step going from “it’s still OK” to “it’s all doomed”.
    And between these two extreme opposites, I think there will be one short instance where these things will collide, especially for Japanese people.
    So when they go from believing “it’s still OK” because everyone around like family is saying so,
    to realising what’s really going on and to move to “it’s all doomed”, it will be like a watershed, maybe it has even already occurred.
    So what I want to say is, it’s better that people judge by yourself, because it’s about their own life, their own being.
    To go on living, something will become of it, somehow, if they start judging by themselves.

    There may be the criticism that it’s a bit irresponsible what I’m saying, but how about,
    when one is living in Tokyo like a salaryman, or salarywoman, and one day,
    to quit this life and fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and to arrive at someplace like that,
    and to say “I’m free like this, I don’t have a job now, and it will lead to nothing, I don’t even have a place to sleep tonight”
    if going around saying like this to random people, surely within half a day, I think there will be one person who will do something for you.
    Well that’s just my feeling, I haven’t actually done it like this myself, however I almost was like that,
    But I feel it’s almost no mistake to say that it wouldn’t be like this.

    And now, among children in Fukushima, 44% of them has nodules, judging from the medical test results,
    and most of them will get sick, it will be terrible for them.
    If they went abroad, they would have no medical insurance, and they would need to continue taking medicine.
    SO already they may be feeling bad, or hurting.
    So that’s why I think, it’s good if things work out while still in good health.

    Thank you very much.”

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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.


October 2012