[Column] The reason why Japanese are “generous” to Tepco

I came back to Bucharest 2 weeks ago. Rented an apartment for the headquarters of Fukushima Diary corporation after next year and updated my long stay certificate last week.

Next week, will go to the next country to meet a Fukushima evacuee family.
Things are going around me. I’m trying my best every moment.

On the other hand, most of Japanese people seem to do their best to entirely forget about Fukushima.
Though they are the victims of Fukushima accident, they don’t even try to ask for compensation.

I know they are afraid of having tax rate raised.

Even if they manage to make the government and Tepco compensate, the money comes from their own tax or/and the power bill. In total, they have no benefit. This is what they think most likely.

It’s partially true.
I’m fighting knowing this is true.

Warning about Fukushima contamination would ruin their agriculture. Reporting about Tokyo contamination would ruin the real estate value.
I’m aware that I’m evil for some people.

The harder I try, the more people criticize me.

I know one more thing. Nobody can make everyone happy.

I’m looking at the world after we all confirm that we can’t be fully compensated.
Everything will start from there.

Our money is in the bank. Bank’s money is in national bond. We are all tied up like the grotesque machine in the movie “SAW”.
We all need to sacrifice something otherwise we would all end.

I’m not meant to say it is easy for everyone. However, if we stay scared of the “revenge” from their side, we can go nowhere.

Probably I’m an abnormal one. but I might affect and change people around me.
I don’t like to have a long speech that nobody would remember the next day. I want to let it talk what I’m doing. If you are for me, please back me up.



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[Édito] La raison pour laquelle les japonais sont “généreux” avec Tepco


Je suis revenu à Bucarest il y a 2 semaines. J’ai loué un appartement pour le siège de l’entreprise Fukushima Diary pour l’an prochain et j’ai mis à jour la semaine dernière mon certificat de séjour long.

La semaine prochaine, je vais aller dans le pays voisin pour rencontrer une famille évacuée de Fukushima.
Les choses avancent autour de moi. Je fais tout le temps de mon mieux.

D’un autre côté, la plupart des japonais semble faire de leur mieux pour complètement oublier Fukushima.
Ils n’essayent même pas de demander des indemnisations bien qu’ils soient les victimes de l’accident de Fukushima.

Je sais qu’ils ont peur d’une augmentation des impôts.

Même s’ils arrivent à forcer le gouvernement et Tepco à indemniser, l’argent proviendra de leurs propres impôts ou/et factures d’électricité. Ils n’en tireront aucun profit au final. C’est ce qu’ils pensent probablement.

C’est partiellement vrai.
Je me bats pour savoir si c’est vrai.

Prévenir de la contamination de Fukushima va ruiner leur agriculture. Publier sur la contamination de Tokyo va ruiner l’immobilier.
Je sais que je suis mauvais pour certains.

Plus fort j’essaye, plus les gens me critiquent.

Je sais une chose de plus. Personne ne peut contenter tout le monde.

Je cherche à ce que nous confirmions tous que nous ne pourrons pas être totalement indemnisés.
Tout va partir de là.

Notre argent est à la banque. L’argent des banques fait partie de la garantie financière nationale. Nous sommes tous ligotés comme dans la machine grotesque du film “Saw”.
Nous devons tous sacrifier quelque chose sinon on va tous mourir.

Je ne dis pas que c’est facile pour tous. Cependant, si on reste effrayés par leur “vengeance”, on ne va aller nulle part.

Je suis peut-être un anormal mais je peux toucher et changer les gens autour de moi.
Je n’aime pas faire de long discours dont personne ne se souviendra le lendemain. Je veux qu’ils disent ce que je fais. Si vous êtes avec moi, merci de m’épauler.

Merci de votre soutien. Les virements mensuels sont aussi très utiles !

  1. “Our money is in the bank. Bank’s money is in national bond. We are all tied up like the grotesque machine in the movie “SAW”.”

    And interest rates are rising, going to rise leading to the ‘bondpocalypse’ which will wipe out Japanese savers. This is what Japanese need to realize and start standing up for their lives, rather than the false promise of an early retirement that will never be.

  2. I am for you. To me, you are a true hero. What you are doing is so profound, you are one of a few in this world that dares to cast light over the evil doings and lies of others. I watched a little story on BBC about how radiation messes up human cells, then when the person asked about Fukushima, I saw an entire bold-face lie from a woman as she told how not one single person died from radiation poisoning because they “did everything, absolutely everything right.” I was so angry I wanted to explode. That broke the last straw of any respect for main tv media for me. I want to do everything I can to stand behind you, with you against these liars and greedy thugs, to continue to not let the reality of Fukushima die in silence. I spread the word of Fukushima Diary every chance I get, whether it is online in social media, or face to face with people I am talking with.

  3. & now for something completely different.. Tommy Chong enters Rehab :

    Panama stops ship allegedly smuggling missile material to North Korea
    By North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy, wires

    Updated 7 minutes ago
    Ships pass through the Gatun locks of the Panama Canal Photo: Ships pass through the Gatun locks of the Panama Canal (AFP)
    Map: Panama

    The president of Panama says a North Korean ship has been caught trying to smuggle sophisticated missile equipment through the Panama Canal.

    Speaking on Radio Panama, Ricardo Martinelli said the ship was stopped on the Atlantic coast of Panama because it was suspected it was carrying drugs.

    He said it was found to have other cargo of greater concern when it was searched.

    “When we started to unload the shipment of sugar, we located containers that we believe to be sophisticated missile equipment, and that is not allowed,” he said.

    “The world needs to sit up and take note: you cannot go around shipping undeclared weapons of war through the Panama Canal.”

    The president said as police moved in, the crew of the North Korean ship rioted and its captain tried to commit suicide.

    “The captain has tried to commit suicide and the crew also rioted,” he said.

    “So we are holding this vessel for further investigation.”

    The ship, named Chong Chon Gang and with a crew of around 35, had left port in Cuba and was headed home to North Korea.

    Cuba is the only one-party Communist regime in the Americas and a rare ally of also-isolated Pyongyang.

    China is the main ally of North Korea, which defiantly carried out its third nuclear weapons test in February and threatened to attack the United States in language that was shrill even by the standards of the reclusive communist state.

    Cuba’s coast lies 144 kilometres from the United States. In 1962 the Cuban missile crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war at the height of the Cold War.

    US and Soviet leaders had a 13-day political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuban soil.

    In the end disaster was avoided when Washington agreed to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s offer to remove the missiles in exchange for a US pledge not to invade Cuba.

    Then president John F Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove US missiles from Turkey.


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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.
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.