[Photo] Fukushima children play in indoor sandbox



Children in Motomiya city Fukushima play in indoor sandbox.

An assembly member of the Japanese communist party posted on Twitter the picture of actually playing children in the sandbox.


It’s the facility called “Smile kids park”. It was made in July 2012 to let children play indoor instead of evacuating Fukushima. Reconstruction Agency comments the facility was aimed to provide the children with the chance to physically play.

The assembly member commented that children came from nursery schools and kindergartens to the indoor park for the chance to physically play. The sand is chemically processed probably not to make dust in side of the room.








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[Photo] Des enfants de Fukushima dans un bac à sable à l’intérieur


Les enfants de la commune de Motomiya dans Fukushima jouent dans un bac à sable d’intérieur.
Un membre de l’assemblée du parti communiste japonais a publié sur Twitter une photo d’enfants en train de jouer dans un bac à sable.

Cet équipement est appelé “parc des enfants souriants”. Il a été construit en juillet 2012 pour permettre aux enfants de jouer à l’intérieur plutôt que d’évacuer Fukushima. L’agence de la Reconstruction déclare qu’il visait à procurer pour les enfants des occasions de jeux physiques.
Le membre de l’assemblée déclare que les enfants se rendaient de leurs maternelles ou de leurs jardins d’enfants jusqu’à ce parc couvert pour pouvoir jouer en faisant des exercices physiques. Le sable est chimiquement traité, sans doute pour ne pas  faire de poussières dans la pièce.


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    1. Oh, I think I know someone around here… Someone who particularly has a love of all things Bill Duff.

    1. Yes. Just because you do not have compassion for people who are suffering doesn’t mean other people are the same. Also Fukushima contamination is now worldwide so think very carefully about what you’ve just sewn as you are absolutely going to reap it in less than 2 years from today.

  1. Svalbard Island was, by treaty, set aside as an international Refuge in 1925.

    Japan is a signatory nation.

      1. ‘[Column] Back from Svalbard last night’, Posted by Mochizuki on December 4th, 2013, http fukushima-diary com/ (2013/12/column-back-from-svalbard-last-night/)

        This is also why I researched Svalbard. Besides, I’m aggressively updating the Svalbard research page on Facebook and Tumblr, which are started mostly for Japanese people. I spent most of the time of my visit on researching tax system, social warfare and the medical situation.

        I was almost the first one ever to look into the matter. Even the local council didn’t exactly know how it is supposed to go. I brought them the very first case in history. LOL Yet I managed to reassure the Japanese people who may follow me, I think.

  2. Way ahead of you:

    Under the 1971 Okinawa Reversion, America returned control of the Ryukyu Islands and the Daitō Islands (also known as the Okinawa Prefecture) to Japan,

    Okinawa is a sufficient resettlement zone, for the Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone victims.

    1. Nested Comment:

      This treaty, “Agreement between Japan and the United States of America Concerning the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Island,” negotiated control of Okinawa back to Japan while maintaining U.S. military forces on the islands. It is known more commonly as the Okinawa Reversion Agreement.

      Excerpt from the treaty: Article I

      1 . With respect to the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands, as defined in paragraph 2 below, the United States of America relinquishes in favor of Japan all rights and interests under Article 3 of the Treaty of Peace with Japan signed at the city of San Francisco on September 8, 1951, effective as of the date of entry into force of this Agreement. Japan, as of such date, assumes full responsibility and authority for the exercise of all and any powers of administration, legislation and jurisdiction over the territory and inhabitants of the said islands.

      http www cfr org/ japan/ (okinawa-reversion-agreement-1972/p30266)

  3. Collateral damage. It is terribly sad to see children deprived of the opportunity to play in the sun, and even play in the rain from time to time. It is through such experience that children learn to establish a relationship with the natural world and with the wider cosmos in which they live. These children and their parents should be evacuated; but of course, that would cause social and economic disruption. Another unquantifiable cost of nuclear power.

      1. Yes, those 9000 hour+ shifts in Chinese coal mines really do take a lot out of you. Seriously, do you have a point, Null, or are you just planning on doing some more cynical contradiction today?

  4. Quote: [Koriyama] “The limits were lifted last year, but many kindergartens and nursery schools continue to obey them even now in line with the wishes of worried parents.”

    . http ://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/fukushima-anniversary/radiation-fears-force-fukushimas-children-inside-n48811

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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.


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