Monday, January 22, 2018
7 children had metastases to their lungs – Report from Fukushima
On January 12, this year's second Friday Action against the restart of nuclear power plants was held in front of the Office of the Prime Minister. KAMEYA Sachiko (photo), an evacuee from Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture, close to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, said that 197 persons are currently suffering from thyroid cancer and recently seven children had metastases to their lungs. The situation has become so serious in just seven years since the nuclear disaster. Then, a woman from Saitama criticized the prefectural assembly dominated by the major Liberal Democratic Party for its adoption of the “Statement to promote the restart of nuclear power plants”. Another speaker from Saitama told the participants how ridiculous the adoption of the statement was by explaining the deliberation in the assembly .
Another participant read a headline of a comment of a high school student in a newspaper, “Humans are powerless before radioactivity”, and finally demanded, “Abe (Japan’s Prime Minister) resign!” (KINOSHITA Masaaki)