[Column] My 30th birthday

Note : If you are from the international mass media, Don’t read this site before taking a contact with me.



The North pole was the perfect place for the shelter.


I’m visiting Svalbard as I noticed before. (cf, [Column] What I’m doing with Japanese people recently [URL])


This is practically the only visa-free region in the world for Japanese.


It turned out that it’s not so cold (0℃ now), expensive but everything is high quality, 24/7-night is comfortable.


I wanted to check if it was really a visa-free region, and I confirmed it is.


Thankfully, some of my readers are supporting this research.

Some of them are wanting to visit here too.


The new gag rule is introduced to Japan.

In case of the future emergency, this place would be the perfect shelter.


I arrived here in the beginning of this week.

Meeting with the community council, tax office, real estate agency, and went to see an apartment today.


This is why I post less on Fukushima Diary for these couple of days.

I’m sorry about this loss. I hope I’m being as useful as possible for other Japanese people.


Today is my birthday.

I think my mom almost had a heart attack to know that I’m in the north pole.


Last night I celebrated my 30th birthday with a cupcake.

Unfortunately, the sky was covered with cloud, couldn’t find aurora, but it was nice.

When I finished the cupcake, the wind stopped and it started snowing.

I think my 20s was blown away and the snow cleared all the footsteps.


Feels like I got the brand-new blank canvas.



I reject the international mass media to read this site without taking a contact with me.I know some of the mass media corporations read Fukushima Diary to understand the trend so they know when to report about Fukushima as if they were independently following it for a long time.
In short, they make you individual readers pay for this site while they pay nothing, and when they publish the “authorized news”, you pay for the “secondhand news”, which is nothing new for us.
This site is free for the individual readers, but not for corporations.In the world, this site is nearly the only source about Fukushima. I came here alone without any supporting organizations, background or anything. I’m not pleased to be exploited by the corporations that didn’t even properly report about Fukushima when 311 took place.

I demand them to take a contact with me BEFORE reading this site whatever the purpose is.


Français :

[Édito] L’anniversaire de mes 30 ans

Note : Si vous êtes de la grande presse internationale, ne lisez pas ce site sans avoir préalablement pris contact avec moi.


Le pole Nord est un refuge parfait.

Je suis en train de visiter Svalbard comme je l’avais annoncé. (cf. [Édito] Ce que j’ai commencé à faire avec des japonais)

C’est pratiquement la seule région au monde accessible sans visa pour les japonais.

Ça ne se révèle pas si froid (0℃ en ce moment), cher mais tout est de haute qualité, la nuit 24/7 est confortable.

Je voulais vérifier si c’était vraiment un endroit sans visa et je le confirme maintenant.

Heureusement, certains de mes lecteurs soutiennent cette recherche.
Certains veulent aussi venir ici visiter.

La nouvelle loi de musèlement est appliquée sur le Japon.
Cet endroit-ci sera un refuge parfait lors de la future urgence.

Je suis arrivé ici au début de la semaine.
Rencontres avec le conseil communal, la perception, le syndic de la résidence et je suis allé voir un appartement aujourd’hui.

C’est pour ça que je poste moins sur le Fukushima Diary ces derniers jours .
Je suis désolé pour ce trou. J’espère être aussi utile que possible pour les autres japonais.

Aujourd’hui c’est mon anniversaire.
Je pense que ma mère n’a pas du passer très loin de l’arrêt cardiaque en apprenant que je suis au pole nord.

J’ai fêté mes 30 ans avec un petit gâteau la nuit dernière.
Malheureusement le ciel s’était couvert de nuages, pas pu voir d’aurore boréale mais c’était bien.
Lorsque j’ai fini le gâteau le vent est tombé et il s’est mis à neiger.
Je crois que mes vingt ans sont partis et que cette neige en a effacé toutes les traces.

J’ai l’impression d’être devant une page vierge.

J’interdis à la grande presse internationale de lire et d’utiliser ce site sans préalablement prendre contact avec moi. Je sais que certaines grandes sociétés de presse lisent le Fukushima Diary pour comprendre la tendance et trouver quand rendre compte de la situation de Fukushima comme s’ils la suivaient indépendamment depuis longtemps.
En résumé, ils vous font payer à vous, simples lecteurs, ce qu’ils prennent gratuitement dans ce site et lorsqu’ils publient des “nouvelles de première main” vous payez pour des “nouvelles resucées”, qui n’ont rien de nouveau pour nous.
Ce site est gratuit pour les lecteurs individuels, pas pour les sociétés. Ce site est pratiquement la seule source au monde sur Fukushima. Je viens ici seul sans aucun soutien d’organisation quelconque, ni références, ni rien. Je n’apprécie pas de me faire exploiter par ces sociétés qui n’ont même pas été foutues de relater correctement ce qui se passait à Fukushima quand a eu lieu le mois de mars 2011.

Je leur demande de prendre contact avec moi AVANT de lire ce site dans quelque but que ce soit.

  1. I wish you an happy birthday, and hope you will find your path.
    You are not alone as we read, best wishes from Switerland.


  2. A change of wind and a beginning of snowfall make great presents when you celebrate a birthday this way. 🙂

  3. Few people achieve so much for humanity by the time they are 30, or indeed in their lifetimes. Many happy returns, Iori!

  4. Happy birthday Lori, thirty years old and you have already proven yourself to the world. You stand up for what you believe; you live in service to humanity; you are a truth teller . This is a great gift to yourself on your birthday. You have changed your world for the better, you have changed my world for the better and you are helping the world change for the better!
    Many happy returns

  5. Seriously come to Norway then,if you are still in Svalbard.Would be nice to talk,why Svalbard?Quite interesting^^

  6. Happy Birthday!
    We have the same B-day 🙂
    How long will you stay there and where will you go next?

  7. あなたの誕生の幸せな日 !世界はここであなたと明るい場所です

    Happy Birthday! The world is a brighter place because you are here.

  8. Happy Birthday, Iori. Isn’t Svalbard covered by a glacier? Maybe it melted over the years. Too bad. Glacier water is the purest and most radiation-free on the planet. At least the internet is fast if NASA is still there.

  9. I love u as a human n my heart hurts for a lot of things but I hope your 30’s bring you much insight as it has me also. I have a collection for you and I hope it builds far……

  10. Happy Birthday Iori-san,

    Well, I think sending a birthday card to you will be nice (do not know your address though) but you really need is support from your readers. So, I’m going to donate same money as your age; $30 to you. Please take care of yourself.


  11. Congratulations!

    In these insecure times, we hope you find safety and peace. It is a blessing knowing you. Indeed, legislation in Japan may soon change. It appears that if in the near future some of us may experience a similar Fukushima narrative as March 2011, we may never be informed by anybody.

    Please receive my best wishes and many happy returns.

  12. 30 years young, eh? I have a feeling I know what some of your birthday wishes may be – hopefully they all get granted this year.At least you found fame before 30, that’s something, right?

  13. greetings and happy belated from Canada. thank you for running this site, getting the word out is most beneficial. we are the media now. (:

  14. Anyone who reads the msm (main stream media) is sadly uninformed, I do
    feel sorry for them, for only the truth will set us free.
    I do admire your work, please know, you are in my thoughts so often.

  15. Happy birthday man!!! I don’t know you but I thank you! May God bless you and all your family and friends. You should do a reddit fundraiser! You should also go to gofundme.com. I seen that website raise lots of money really fast for good causes and I have given to them as well. You just might be a savior of your people. I have faith that anything is possible and there is a solution out there some where.

  16. The thirties are a great age, you have the energy and passion to continue helping the people of Japan and through your postings, which we share, the information goes world wide. I wish that there were more citizen journalists that had your courage; but, I am very grateful for you and your accomplishments. Happy birthday, my friend.

    “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes an act of revolution.” George Orwell

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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.


November 2013