[Column] Silence

Something is changing.

I’ve been holding the idea that evacuation is the most powerful protest and been trying to spread it as much as possible, but it used to be a criticism magnet.

Since last summer, Japanese have been having the protest against the government. I stayed up all night every Friday, when they had the protest in front of the official residence, to report it to give them more recognition.

However, I was actually worried about the health condition of the protestors.
They measured over 200,000 Bq/Kg from the cyanobacteria at Harajuku station. Obviously no one, especially children should not walk on it.Every time I commented, “but evacuation gives more influence. It means so much more to leave and not to pay tax to the municipal government.”  I was told “but evacuation is not easy, not everyone can do that.” That is true.

Last week, I was talking to my friend. This girl also wants to evacuate but can’t move because she’s locked in. I’m actually worried about her health condition too, but anyway, she told me her friend in Hokkaido got the thyroid nodules and her daughter too. They noticed it recently.
I’ve been trying to keep it in myself but decided to speak it out, let’s just get out.
We can fight from outside of Japan. Let’s just move to somewhere safe, then think about the country.

For some reason, I had no criticism this time. I wasn’t afraid of criticism. I just didn’t want to hurt anyone. but this time, no one sounded hurt. They even sounded like they were waiting for someone to start saying it.
I shouldn’t have been quiet. I learnt it talks to keep on talking.

The health problems might be spreading quietly but steadily as it’s logically predicted.
Evacuation is silent, but sometimes silence is more eloquent.

I would love to keep on talking, quietly.




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[Édito] Silence

Quelque chose est en train de changer.

J’ai soutenu l’idée que l’évacuation est la protestation la plus puissance et j’ai essayé de le faire savoir le plus possible mais ça a été utilisé comme fixateur de critiques.

Depuis l’été dernier, les japonais ont manifesté contre le gouvernement. Je suis resté debout tous les vendredis où il y avait une manifestation devant la résidence officielle, pour en rendre compte, pour leur apporter plus de reconnaissance.

J’étais toutefois inquiet pour la santé des manifestants.
Ils ont relevé plus de 200 000 Bq/kg dans les cyanobactéries de la gare de Harajuku. Évidemment, personne et surtout pas les enfants ne devraient marcher dessus.

Chaque fois que j’ai avancé que “mais l’évacuation donne plus d’influence. Ça signifie tellement plus de s’en aller et de ne plus payer d’impôts aux municipalités” on me répondait que “l’évacuation n’est pas facile, tout le monde ne peut pas”. C’est vrai.
La semaine dernière, j’ai parlé à mon amie. Cette fille aussi voudrait évacuater mais elle ne peut pas bouger parce qu’elle est enfermée. J’ai réellement peur pour sa santé aussi mais, de toute façon, elle m’a dit que son amie de Hokkaido a attrapé des nodules thyroïdiens et sa fille aussi. Ils l’ont remarqué récemment.
J’ai essayé de le garder pour moi mais j’ai décidé de dire filons d’ici.
On peut se battre de l’extérieur du Japon. Partons dans un endroit sûr, ensuite pensons au pays.

Curieusement, cette fois-ci je n’ai pas essuyé de critiques. Je ne craignais pas la critique. Je voulais seulement ne choquer personne mais cette fois, ça n’a heurté personne. Ils donnaient même l’impression d’avoir attendu que quelqu’un commence à le dire.
Je n’aurais pas du me taire, j’ai appris que ça parle de parler.

Les problèmes de santé pourraient se répandre tranquillement et sûrement puisque c’est logiquement prévu.L’évacuation est silencieuse mais parfois le silence est plus éloquent.
J’adorerais continuer de parler tranquillement.

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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.
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January 2013