[Column] Whatever happens, I’m always here to update you.

In the beginning, all the posts were like these “columns”.
I summarized news and posted it on Facebook and other SNSs.
Nobody believed me for some reason.
I posted all the sources on various pages of Facebook.
This is the beginning of Fukushima Diary.

At a night, I posted 10 ~ 20 links of the news by major media companies.
However, still some people doubted me and most of them just left me.

Now I know they were just scared to death.

The first blog was shut down 2 hours after my first post due to Ddos attack.
The history of Fukushima Diary is the history of trolls and personal attacks of people who are scared to death. Most of the people don’t like listening to depressive information. However actually whether I tell it not, and yet It leaks.

I think I should have entirely ignored them sooner.
Fukushima Diary has been warning about the increasing contaminated water, fish contamination and the rise of pro-nuke policy since last year. Foreign media companies are slowly catching up but they look almost like they are stopping to me.

What makes me impatient is even though Fukushima Diary reports sooner than anyone else on the internet, it reaches only a limited number of the readers who come to the site frequently.
but this is the best thing I can do.

None of the plant parameters shows the situation is getting better. The most frightening fact is not merely the radiation readings, but that it will continue to be worse and worse.
The completely rusted steel beams on the top of reactor3 tell everything. It cannot last for 40 years or more.

It’s the best for people to get away from there.
but I know it can’t be this easy. They have to find a job, support their family, learn the new language etc.. I can’t get them the new job like magic. The only thing I can do is to keep telling.

I don’t care about people who don’t listen to me. It’s not my job to listen, it’s their job.
but voice is always here. If they need information, I’m always here. I’m sure I can provide the latest worst news in the simplest way.

There must have been tens of thousand of twenty somethings around in Tokyo, who speak English.
For some reason, I’m the only one to tell it to the world. Since day zero, I’ve seen everything, recorded everything, and remember them all. I can tell what happened when why, and in what order.
Unfortunately, there’s no replacement of me. At this moment, the world doesn’t seem to need me so much.
I’m watching the world, especially Fukushima part like when I’m watching a growing balloon.
It’s only a matter of time the extremely contaminated water starting to overflow everywhere.
I feel responsibility in this role. You’ll always find me here telling and predicting what is going to happen next.



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[Édito] Quoi qu’il se passe, je sera toujours là pour vous le dire


Au début, tous les sujets étaient comme ces “éditos”.
Je résumais les nouvelles et je les publiait sur Facebook et d’autres réseaux sociaux.
Personne ne me croyait.
Je publiais toutes les sources sur plusieurs pages de Facebook.
C’était le début du Fukushima Diary.

Une nuit, j’ai publié 10 à 20 liens sur des nouvelles de grandes sociétés de presse.
et il y avait toujours des gens pour douter de moi et la plupart m’ont simplement quitté.

Maintenant, je sais qu’ils étaient seulement effrayés à mort.

Le premier blog a été arrêté 2 heures après mon premier sujet à cause d’une attaque en déni de service (Ddos attack).
L’histoire du Fukushima Diary est une histoire de trolls et d’attaques personnelles de gens terrorisés par la mort. La plupart des gens n’aiment pas écouter les mauvaises nouvelles. De toute façon, en fait, que je le dise ou non, ça sort encore quand même.
Je pense que j’aurais du les ignorer totalement plus vite.

Le Fukushima Diary averti depuis l’an dernier sur l’augmentation des eaux extrêmement radioactives, la contamination du poisson et la montée de la politique pro-nucléaire. Les sociétés de presse étrangères commencent doucement à le prendre en compte mais c’est complètement comme s’ils avaient l’air de vouloir me bloquer.

Ce qui me rend impatient c’est que, bien que le Fukushima Diary publie avant tous les autres sur Internet, il n’atteint que le petit nombre de lecteurs venant souvent sur le site.
mais c’est le mieux que je puisse faire.

Aucun des paramètres de la centrale n’indique que la situation s’améliore. Le fait le plus effrayant n’est pas simplement dans les relevés de radioactivité mais sue le fait que ça va continuer à empirer de plus en plus.
Les poutrelles complètement rouillées au sommet du réacteur 3 disent tout. Ça ne pourra pas attendre 40 ans et plus.

Pour les gens, le mieux est de s’en aller de là.
mais je sais que ça ne peut pas être facile. Ils doivent trouver un travail, soutenir leur famille, apprendre une autre langue, etc.. Je ne peux pas leur donner un nouveau travail comme par magie. La seule chose que je peux faire est de continuer à parler.

Je me fiche des gens qui ne m’écoutent pas. Mon travail n’est pas d’écouter, c’est le leur.
mais la voix est toujours là. S’ils ont besoin d’information, je suis toujours là. Je suis certain de pouvoir leur donner les pires nouvelles de la façon la plus simple.

Il doit y avoir des dizaines de milliers de gens de vingt ans et plus autour et dans Tokyo, qui parlent anglais.
Je suis le seul au monde à le dire. Depuis le premier jour, j’ai tout vu, tout enregistré, et je me souviens de tout.
Je peux dire ce qui s’est passé, quand, pourquoi et dans quel ordre.
Malheureusement, il n’y a rien pour me remplacer.

En ce moment, le monde ne semple pas avoir tellement besoin de moi.
Je regarde le monde, en particulier la partie de Fukushima, comme si je regardais grossir un ballon.
Ce n’est qu’une question de temps avant que les eaux extrêmement radioactives se mettent à fuir partout.
Je me sens une responsabilité dans ce rôle. Vous me trouverez toujours ici pour parler et prédire ce qui va se passer ensuite.


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

  1. Iori,
    My family and I were expats in Tokyo from August 2009 to December 2011.
    I have to tell you that I left your country heartbreaked! I leave learned to love your people and culture!
    Looking for news about Fukushima situation, I found your blog in January 2012, which I have been reeding it since then…
    I hope you keep writing it no matter what! It is very important To have a voice in a world like ours!
    Don’t worry about anything else, people will always criticize…
    People have reactions that are not logical or rational, and leaving the comfort zone is not easy for extremely proactive people…so it is almost impossible for the other ones!
    Keep writing …it is not easy to be different!
    Congratulations for what you have been doing!
    Please, Write to my email I would like to suggest one friendly country that could also be an option.
    Warm Regards,

  2. I appreciate the honest articles of this site, as when the reactors blew there were others however they have reduced the information to so little or been overcome by radical views there is little credibility in them.
    One good site I found very helpful in explaining radiation in simple terms should be mentioned:


    It saddens me to think of the lovely country and people I twice have visited, as close as Ibaraki, where areas and cites are probably unsafe to stay, food and water not tested for certain and trustworthy information.

    The public know that Fukushima zone itself is unsafe, but need information about how much contamination in food, water and seafoods will occur where they are living, so an independent view and place of good information is the practical way to help them. You are doing the right thing.


  3. You are not alone.

    Many people are doing everything they can – in their own ways – to bring awareness to Fukushima and other existing and imminent nuclear disaster.

    Your dedicated readers help disseminate the news you diligently uncover.

    We NEED YOU, but you are not alone.

  4. Stay strong Iori. You have not been abandoned. People are now preparing for disclosure. The Japanese government knows that it is in serious trouble. It is attemtping to prepare a defense for this catastrophe but there is none. They know there is nowhere to run. Their hope rested in Obama but now everyone knows that Fukushima’s engineering design was American made.
    The citizens are growing sicker while the politicians and business men are less able to handle their tasks due to “stress”. As their immune systems to start to fail them they dread even the heat.
    The typhoons and power outages make it much worse for them.
    The Tepco officials are now quite aware that their time on this Earth is running out much faster than they ever expected.
    You will be vindicated Iori.

  5. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    nothing is going to get better.
    It’s not.

    -Dr. Seuss (ドクター・スース, 1904年3月2日 – 1991年9月24日)


  6. Ziro. Great Dr. Seuss quote. Absolutely the bee’s knees.

    I didn’t get a chance to look at the site today but will be back on Monday in front of a computer again. Don’t forget how important the work is you are doing. For every person who thanks you there will be 30 others who say nothing. But they/we are out here, reading.

  7. & i thought glow-in-the-dark Sushi was funny.. apparently its a big hit in sleezy clubs.. adult-toy-&-geiger in one.

    Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant
    Published time: March 17, 2013 11:33
    Edited time: March 18, 2013 07:36

    A record quantity of radioactive cesium – 7,400 times the country’s limit deemed safe for human consumption – has been detected in a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, two years after the nuclear disaster.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which runs the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, discovered a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in the fish, Kyodo News reported.

    The operator installed a net on the seafloor of the port exit near the plant to prevent the fish from escaping.

    The bottom-dwelling greenling fish was found in a cage set up by TEPCO inside the port next to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, a utility official told AP on condition of anonymity.

    The company also indicated that the previous record of cesium concentration in fish was 510,000 becquerels per kilogram detected in another greenling caught in the same area, TEPCO said.

    In January, a fish containing over 2,500 times Japan’s legal limit for radiation in seafood was caught in the vicinity of the nuclear plant, the facility’s operator reported.

    The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami damaged the plant, causing meltdowns that spewed radiation into the surrounding soil and water. The disaster forced the evacuation of 170,000 local residents.

    Some experts have speculated that radioactive water may be seeping from the plant into the ocean; this may have been confirmed after bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California tested positive for radiation poisoning at the end of February.

    Most fish along the Fukushima coast are banned from market.

  8. hallo , i am from germany and i want to thank you for your work!
    i read your blog constantly and try to inform other germans. the media here is silent about the situation at fokushima . and may i ask where is greenpeace? do they monitor anything around fokushima ?

    its for sure that what your are doing is important !
    keep the faith, i dont stop talking to people in germany!

    thank you from freie und hansestadt lübeck

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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.