[Column] Angry

I got my spare credit card sent from Japan.
I need it to found my company. Yes, my company.

It is being registered in this East European country. Because still all the procedures are not completed, I can not tell details yet, but it will be the first company specialized in standing the two fingers against the international nuclear chain stores.
They took everything of me but couldn’t take my spirit away.
(I could never register my company without your support and donation. I deeply thank you all. Because the company still makes no money, I’m still genuinely supported by you.)

Not to mention, the card is really important. The postman brought the card to this apartment last Saturday but he ran away to hear my Engrish. He didn’t even leave an undeliverable notice in the postbox.
I had to call every postoffice in this city to find my card out.

I thought I found the location and tried to go there, but the postoffice was closed, it was an empty space.
I had to go to another postoffice, convinced the guard who does never speak Engrish, and finally got my card in my hands.

It was such an adventure. I was called Chinese 3 times. (I personally have none of the bad impression to Chinese people. My second language was Chinese in my uni actually.)

Everything is irresponsible and vague in this country. This is their culture.
but you can have fun with it, can take advantage of this too.

On the other hand, being perfect is Japanese virtue except for dealing with the contamination.
I don’t think I can take any advantage of the contamination. I don’t think I can have fun with it either. Cultural uniqueness is manageable but you can’t deal with physical problems.

When I was chasing my own credit card, I was feeling angry.
It wasn’t due to the irresponsible culture, it was due to my anxiety.
If you want to make someone angry, making the person feel insecure or anxiety is the fastest way.

When you talk about the actual situation of Japan, you often make somebody upset.
It might be because the person is deathly insecure and worried.
To have them listen to us patiently, probably preparing the safety net would be the best way.




Français :

[Édito] La colère

J’ai reçu ma nouvelle carte de crédit du Japon.
J’en ai besoin pour créer ma société. Oui, ma société.

Elle sera enregistrée dans un pays de l’Est européen. Parce que toutes les démarches ne sont pas encore effectuées, je ne peux pas encore en donner les détails mais ce sera la première société spécialisée dans “dresser les deux doigts contre la chaîne internationale des commerçants du nucléaire.
Ils m’ont tout pris mais ils ne peuvent pas me retirer mon âme.
(Je n’aurais jamais pu enregistrer ma société sans votre soutien et vos dons. Je vous en remercie profondément tous. Parce que la société ne fait toujours pas d’argent, je suis toujours fondamentalement soutenu par vous.)

Inutile de dire que la carte est vraiment importante. Le facteur avait apporté la carte à cet appartement samedi dernier mais il a fui devant mon “Engrish”, mon anglais approximatif. Il n’a même pas laissé un avis de non-remise dans la boîte aux lettres.
J’ai du appeler tous les bureaux de poste de cette ville pour retrouver ma carte.

Je pensais avoir trouvé le lieu et j’ai essayé d’y aller mais le bureau de poste était fermé, c’était un terrain vague.
J’ai dû aller dans un autre bureau de poste, convaincre le gardien qui ne parlait pas un mot d’anglais et j’ai finalement eu ma carte en main.

Ça a été une telle aventure. On m’a traité 3 fois de chinois. (Je n’ai personnellement aucune mauvaise impression des chinois. Ma deuxième langue était le chinois, en fait, à l’université.)

Tout est irresponsable et vague dans ce pays. C’est leur culture.
mais on peut s’en amuser, en tirer avantage aussi.

D’un autre côté, la perfection est une vertu japonaise sauf pour ce qui concerne la gestion de la contamination.
Je ne pense pas pouvoir tirer un quelconque avantage de la contamination. Je ne pense pas non plus pouvoir m’en amuser. Les spécificités culturelles sont gérables mais on ne peut pas négocier avec les problèmes physiques.

Pendant que je faisais la chasse à ma propre carte de crédit, je me sentais en colère.
Ce n’était pas à cause de cette irresponsabilité culturelle, c’est à cause de mon anxiété.
Si on veut mettre quelqu’un en colère, la faire se sentir menacée ou la rendre anxieuse est le moyen le plus rapide.

Quand on parle de la situation réelle du Japon, on rend facilement les gens en colère.
C’est peut-être parce que la personne se sent mortellement menacée et anxieuse.
Les faire nous écouter avec patience, sans doute le meilleur moyen serait de préparer un réseau de sauvetage.

  1. ahah – I actually like the confusion of some European country (I’m Italian, living in the US for 30 years).

    The thing I find most annoying about the US (used to – there are worse things now I find very annoying…) is the SUPERFICIAL adherence to rules. On the outside, it looks like a perfectly regulated country. But then, try and give an answer that doesn’t fit the mold, you’re in trouble. In Italy, the person on the other side actually listens, and tries to find a solution to YOUR problem. It’ll make the line longer, require involving others, but somehow you feel you’re talking person to person.

    In the US rules are used to get rid of you, almost never to help you.

    For example, you have a small business the banks often harass you by holding on to your money – before clearing payments to you – for weeks. It’s the rule, they say very officially. But then you ask for all your money and tell them you want to close the account, MAGICALLY the rule disappears and the manager credits your account.

    That’s the way it is in the US – there are really no rules, it’s only a facade in everything. And you feel like you’re in this impersonal machinery with no soul, talking to people who have no soul, who only come to life when they are given the opportunity to harass you.

    I like the confusion made by humans trying to deal with human situations, it makes society comes to life: bureocracy becomes this unwieldy thing against which all – you and the guy behind the counter are united in overcoming….so there’s an agreement that the system is really messy – which it is – and that it doesn’t really fit all with one mold – which it doesn’t. So you’re talking to someone like YOU, instead of a body snatcher…

  2. Iori dear , I hear you regarding this country where you don’t speak the language .
    Here is something that may help in a needy language-day : call the University and Colleges that offer Japanese Language courses . Ask to meet the teacher and establish a Barter agreement : your Japanese expertise ( even over the phone between XX am and YY pm ) in exchange for help in tough local situations . Or even you may offer appearances at the University/College for Conversational Japanese once or twice a week .

    You may even meet a sweetheart , my gut feeling told me a while ago about you meeting the love of your life under the circustances I described above … , it may even be another immigrant working as a Cleaner … my gut feeling has been Always right .

    Best wishes !

    P.S. : I strongly recommend to start presenting an Evaluation and Analysis of the news you post . As a civil engineer + you can expand a piece of news so people can observe your Angles .
    In this way more people will recommend your website because they get to have the news Explained unlike other sites .
    The fringe benefit will be that people will understand also why their Donations to Fukushima Diary is important to their lives …

    Cheers and Good Luck !

  3. here’s a short story which I think exemplifies – if not Europe – the Italian soul.

    A guy in Naples gets on a bus and lights up a cigarette.
    The driver stops the bus, turns around and says “excuse me, there’s no smoking on the bus!”
    The guy looks at him and says: “but I just had a coffee!”

    The driver says: “ah, ok”

    And keeps driving…

    That is the world I like.

  4. I know of a man who was born in an eastern culture, a man of honor, courage, wisdom and high moral character that possesses great leadership and organizational skills. Through this mans relentless pursuit of the truth in the face of powerful forces, he has taken the initiative and has begun to gather around him those who are willing to follow him into the fight for truth.

    His name is Iori Mochizuki and because of these things he is one of my personal heros.

    I hope this finds you well Mochizuki Sama and I hope that you have found yourself some long term safety and stability amongst true friends. I pray that those you care about back home have reconnected with you and things are improving.

    Keep safe, stay strong.


  5. Are you in Romania? If so, email me personally!
    I cannot guess which country would be as bad as you say! Eastern Europe is not that bad—at least this is what I think! It is not like Japan, that’s for sure; but decent life is possible in all the EU members of Eastern Europe.

  6. I think if you want to do any good in the world through your blogging and research you MUST start your company in the U.S.
    Not only will you have more access to information from all over the world,you will also find many people that will will share and support your vision completely,be it financial,spiritual or whatever you are searching for.

    The internet revolution was started in the U.S. for people like you.

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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.


February 2013