A Letter to PM Abe, from an Evacuee from San Francisco to Fukushima フクシマからサンフランシスコへの避難者より、安倍晋三首相へ

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4/11/13 Stop Restarting Of Japan NUKE Plants

Stop Restarting Of Japan NUKE Plants
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/04/05/18734731.php
START DATE: Thursday April 11
TIME: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location Details: 50 Fremont St. San Francisco
Every 11th of the month, activists rally and speak out against the restart of Japanese nuclear plants despite the lessons of the Fukushima meltdown. This month we will also demand that Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and the Obama administration stop pushing Japan to restart their fifty nuclear plants.
Two years after the meltdown, the “clean up” continues with breakdowns and the Abe government continues to push with US Obama support to re-open the 50 remaining nuclear plants in Japan.
The Japanese government is also pushing to burn nuclear rubble around the country and is refusing to allow for the evacuation of the children and people of Fukushima. In fact the Japanese government and the IAEA is telling the people of Japan that they can overcome radiation and the Fukushima area can be “decontaminated” and that people should move back to within four mile of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
They are also arresting and harassing anti-nuclear activists in arrests around the country. The Japanese government is making a clear effort to silence the truth about the continued dangers.

An evacuee from Fukushima to San Francisco wrote the following letter, so we would like to share with you before we share it with the consulate or with the PM himself.

(日本語は英語の下)

A Letter of Request to Close All the Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
For a long time, we had been told that nuclear power plants are absolutely safe.

As a person who was born and raised in Fukushima, I questioned and suspected its safeness, but apathetic because they told us it is safe. I did not seek out its safeness. Probably, that had been how it was for many Fukushimans until the March 11th of 2011.

A day after, on March 12th, we saw that silent explosion on TV. In the following days, we had three explosions. Edano, the Chief of Cabinet Secretary of Japan, in his blue work jacket repeated, “It’s safe, No immediate danger to human bodies or their health.” The spokesperson from Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safe Agency continued on his poor explanation on Fukushima Daiichi. We saw no Tepco representatives on TV. What we needed was an immediate release of information regarding the radioactive contamination. The government could have protected the lives of residents , but you have abandoned us.
We were unpleasantly astonished by your irresponsibleness, and became anxious.

Nuclear power plants are never safe, but extremely dangerous. The radioactivity due to Fukushima is the twin brother of those a-bombs dropped upon Japan, but this is hundreds times more toxic than those two bombs. They lied to us that we need all of these 54 nuclear power plants in this small archipelago on earthquake faults, because we need to generate electricity and peace. Even without any accident, contaminated air and ocean water pollute every element on Earth. Tens of thousands of years will this radioactivity survive. We cannot wait for many nuclides’ half lives. Nor we can allow ourselves to pass this everlasting exposure onto the generations after generations. Fukushima was chosen because it was available for depopulation, and this dangerous plant was built with an exchange of grants for our local communities.

It was implemented under this scheme called comprehensive total cost; the more nuclear power plants they make, the more profit they get. This is a scheme where, consumers pay all the costs as electricity bills. Nuclear power plant workers are over-irradiated at the very place, and will be disappeared in the dark when they die. Only sacrifice can generates the nuclear power. Nuclear wastes keep pooling without anywhere to go.  Who do you think to live in the Earth when we know that it is going to be full of radioactive waste? Have you thought about leaving your children and grandchildren a place where they can live safely, peacefully in health? Restarting and promoting more nuclear power plants means that you want to bring an end to the entire humankind.

This bomb on Fukushima must be our last time to be irradiated. We now know that generating nuclear power was wrong and should have never happened. We can admit it and should be courageous to stop. Japan must lead the world to abolish nuclear power.

April 11th, 2013

An anonymous evacuee from Fukushima to San Francisco
Californians in the Bay Area against Nukes
No Nukes Action Committee (nonukesactioncommittee@gmail.com)

原子炉廃炉への嘆願書

日本国総理大臣 安倍首相殿

原発はゼッタイ安全だといわれ続けてきました。わたしは福島で生まれ育ち原発に対する疑問・不安は多少はありましたが安全だと言うのだから安全なのだろうと無関心でした。福島のほとんどの人がそうだったと思います。しかしあの日からそれは変わりました。

テレビ画面で観た音のない不気味な3度の爆発。そして枝野官房長官が青色の作業着姿で「安全です直ちに人体、健康に害はありません」と繰り返し、原子力安全保安院のスポークスマンは意味の無い状況説明を続け、当の東京電力経営陣はぐずぐずとなかなかテレビ画面にも出てこない。一番知りたい放射能汚染情報が何も出てこない。なによりも一番に守らなけらばならないはずの住民の安全と命はおざなり。その無責任な対応に驚き不安になりそして不信に思いました。

そして原発とは、安全どころか危険極まりないものでした。日本に2度も落とされた原子力爆弾に他ならないもの。そしてそれが平和利用という皮をかぶっていつのまにか54基もこの地震国日本に建ててしまったこと。原発からは事故が起きずともさまざまな放射性物質が大気中に海洋に垂れ流しされ続けるということ。そしてその放射能半減期でさえ何万年という気の遠くなる時の長さであり未来永劫放射線を出し続けわれわれの子孫も被曝し続けなけらばならないこと。

危険極まりない原発の立地には福島のような過疎の地が選ばれ巨額の原発交付金と引き換えに建設され続けてきたこと。電力会社が生み出した「総括原価方式」という原発を作れば作るほど電力会社が儲かる、経費を電気料金に上乗せして消費者から徴収するというまるで詐欺のような収益システム。原発労働者という高線量の被曝をしながら現場で働き死んでゆく闇に隠された人たち、そういう人たちの犠牲がなければ成り立たない原発。

溜まるばかりでどこにも行き所のない核廃棄物。原発を続ければこの放射性廃棄物で地球が覆いつくされてしまいます。そんな地球に住みたいと誰が思いますか。あなたの子供や孫に安心して健康に住んでゆける環境を残したいとは思いませんか。原子炉を稼動し続けるということはわれわれ人類を滅亡させるということです。原子力はわれわれには使いこなすことは出来ません。この3度目の被曝を最後にしましょう。原子力発電が間ちがった事、してはいけなかった事と解った今それを止める勇気を持ちましょう。日本国こそ先頭に立って原子力発電を根絶してゆく国になりましょう。

2013年4月11日

福島からサンフランシスコへの避難者、カリフォルニア・ベイエイリア住民

及び No Nukes Action Committee (nonukesactioncommittee@gmail.com)

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2 Responses to “A Letter to PM Abe, from an Evacuee from San Francisco to Fukushima フクシマからサンフランシスコへの避難者より、安倍晋三首相へ”
  1. Eden R. says:

    dear sirs,
    Would you mind telling me how to send a letter of request to our Prime Minister Abe?

    • Umi Hagitani says:

      Hello, Eden.
      Sorry for our delayed answer.
      We would recommend that you look for the nearest consulate General of Japan, and mail your letter to PM Abe there.
      The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is located at 50 Fremont, San Francisco!
      Thank you for your work!
      Umi

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