The Fukushima Clinic Project

While touring all the way across California, an anti-nukes activist Chieko Shiina speaks about this new project about Fukushima Clinic…

“ The problem is the control over medical experts in Fukushima. They have to follow infamous
Dr. Shunichi Yamashita, who is a governmentally supported nuclear medical care expert, who says that a child can be exposed to 100 milliSV of radiation yearly. An ad by a clinic in local papers says, “Breast milk is safe”. Many concerns are expressed, but only in anecdotal ways because we cannot acquire any good information since the Japanese government excluded Fukushima from its annual health monitoring. If somebody goes to a clinic, she or he will see obvious sign languages among staffed nurses saying “Shshhh…don’t tell them!” It’s all about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. We need investigation, and need to accumulate data from people in Fukushima for the use of people. With the clinic project, we also want to promote psychological care for people who are suffering with this anxiety.”
–Chieko Shiina at The Peace and Resouce Center of San Diego, July 7th,

Let Fukushima Children Have a Future

Build Clinics for Fukushima Children 

We have to protect children from radiation. Setting up clinics in Fukushima is crucial for children to survive.

The accident of Fukushima nuclear plants spread tremendous amount of caesium out to the air whichwas equivalent to 168 times the caesium released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The damage caused by this accident could far exceed the severity of the Chernobyl accident.

120,000 people were forced to evacuate from their home town, and 60,000 left their home by their own decision even though they would lose all of the provisions of their lives.

In reality, there are still 360,000 children in Fukushima Prefecture who have remained behind, and 75% of the lands upon which these children run and play every day have been identified as having heavy contamination of radiation.

They also found caesium in the urine of children who evacuated urgently at the time of the crisis.

Radiation contamination can cause serious disease. Children therefore should be removed from the area immediately.

However, in reality, there are many people who cannot afford moving out of their homes without financial help or governmental assistance, and they have demanded help from the government. The government does not show willingness to help. Moreover, the special advisor for health care of victims who was hired by the prefectural government has tried to convince people that the contamination level was still very safe, and has falsified the scale of the disaster as small as possible by hiding the sickness of the children.

A mother’s group from Fukushima has been sitting in occupation tents at different ministries offices in Tokyo, and calling for the government to protect their children’s future. This was the beginning of this movement, and it inspired 60,000 people to join the demonstration against nuclear plants in Tokyo on September 19, 2011. It is now spreading over many different places in the world.

Reliable clinics are urgently wanted in Fukushima!

Scoring the surface of the contaminated soil is not enough to secure their safety, and the children have been continuously contaminated every day for a year by now. There is anxiety that some children starting to show symptoms of sickness. Many mothers are wondering whether their children’s symptoms are caused of the radiation, but cannot find trustworthy doctors who will truly listens to the concern of the victims. It is a crucial issue in Fukushima that there are no doctors whom people rely on. Most doctors in general hospitals and clinics in cities refuse to admit, and even doubt, that there is a correlation between these symptoms of sickness and radiation in any cases. In the case of Chernobyl, there are reports of thyroid-related disease, hormonal disorder, anemia, headache, heart-related disease, lung conditions, low immune system and cancers.

Hiroshima victims of the atomic bomb obtained peace of minds because of a clinic they could rely on, but they had to set it up by themselves. They also spent tremendous effort to fight against the Japanese government over injustice in treatments.

Koyo Clinic in Hiroshima-city is an excellent model of this type of clinic. In 1970’s, leukemia was found among the second generation of the atomic bomb victims. Those people who suffered leukemia could not find a doctor who would admit the correlation between their leukemia and the radiation and give special treatments. They therefore had to set up a clinic themselves and found a doctor who was willing to fight against the government. Kenzabro Oue praised the clinic and said “ It was the integration of education and people’s commitment”

Children in Fukushima urgently need to set up clinics so that they can invite doctors willing to work with this issue from different places outside of Fukushima.

 You can help Fukushima children by setting up clinics that they can rely on

We are people calling to set up clinics

Seino, Kazuhiko

  Teachers Union Fukushima, former chairperson

●Sato, Sachiko

  Chairperson of non-profitable organization

●Shina, Chieko

  Activist of Occupation Camp in Tokyo

●Hashimoto, Koichi

  National Union Koriyama branch, chairperson

●Ichikawa, Junko

  Fukushima Union Coalition, chairperson

●Suzuki, Koichiro

  Farmer/Yui Networking

●Sasaki, Nobuo

  Professor of Sakuranoseibo College

●Watanabe, Kaoru

  Prefecture Union of Fukushima, chairperson

●Yoshida, Ryojun

  Hiroshima Koyo clinic, doctor

●Sugii, Yoshihiko

  Honcho clinic, doctor

●Matsue, Hiroto

  Cancer Treatment Center, president

●Yoshiomto, Tetsuro

  Kumatecho clinic, doctor

●Suemitsu, Michimasa

  Yaokita hospital, doctor/Yao-city Parliament member

●Fuse, Yukihiko

  Tatebayashi Kosei hospital, doctor

 Goal of this project is to raise US $ 3,000,000 of funding for the clinic

PayPal Account for Donation

PayPal Account : clinicfukushima@yahoo.co.jp
Account Holder : WATANABE Kaoru

Secretary Treasurer, Fund-raising Committee for Fukushima Clinic

Fund-raising Committee

For Fukushima Clinic

84 Taira Hobaracho
Datee, Fukushima 960-0662
Japan

http://www.clinic-fukushima.jp

info@clinic-fukushima.jp

 

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