Friday, November 6, 2015

This is the first step for unity! A national evacuees’ organization founded to demand the right to evacuate

On October 29, 2015, a meeting to celebrate the establishment of the “National Evacuees’ Organization to Demand the Right to Evacuate” was held at the Office Building of the House of Councilors in central Tokyo, joined by 140 participants including 30 evacuees from the nuclear disaster-stricken areas. The purposes of the organization are to “cooperate and encourage with one another and demand the right to evacuate” and to “strive for substantial life security as our right” while “the Japanese Government has narrowed the evacuation issue only to Fukushima, shifted people’s attention to reconstruction, and neglected the right for more than four years since the disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant”. The organization takes (1) relocation and recreation, (2) residential security, (3) health and medical care, (4) grasp of evacuees’ situations, and (5) building of nationwide networking as “top priority issues”. (YUMOTO Masanori)



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