A Message from Dr. Hiroaki Koide to California/ 小出裕章さんから、カリフォルニアの人々に向けたメッセージ

We would like to share the message for our October 19th Conference, from Dr. Hiroaki Koide, an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, who has been working tirelessly to abolish nuclear power.

A Message from Dr. Hiroaki Koide, Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (September 24th, 2013)


I always wished to abolish all the nuclear power before any catastrophic accident at any power plant. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident made my wish never come true.


It has already been 2 years and 7 months since the first outbreak, but still Tepco cannot even locate where the reactor core that melted through. In this chaos, they pour water to cool the heat, and leak contaminated water. The reactor site at the Fukushima Daiichi is a radioactive morass. Since March 11th of 2011, it has been contaminating the Pacific. There are subcontractors of Tepco and day labors combatting against this deadly radiation.


Outside the reactor site, more than ten thousands people’s lives are destroyed. They evacuated, and have no home to come back. There are several millions, including babies are abandoned in contaminated areas and exposed to high radiation. If we applied legal compliance, the entire region must be already designated as radiation controlled area.


The criminal Japanese government who perpetuated this suffering to the people still thrives to restart nuclear power plants, building new ones, and is going to export them to overseas. They lied that Fukushima is fully under the control, so Japan will be hosting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. If they say the accident is under the control, they must retract that declaration of a nuclear emergency situation and obey legal compliance as a responsible nation. I lost my words at the blatant lack of responsibility and humanity. I wish those who are in charge of this accident must be jailed, which is another wish that will not come true.


I am hoping to do my best to ease the pain of Fukushima survivors and work for children who are not responsible for this accident at all. I would like to do my best to reduce their exposure to the radiation as much as possible.


We have one earth, one world, and we are all connected. I wish my best for the people of California and your effort because we all want to abolish all the nuclear power plants around the world.





                 京都大学原子炉実験所助教授 小出裕章           










6 Responses to “A Message from Dr. Hiroaki Koide to California/ 小出裕章さんから、カリフォルニアの人々に向けたメッセージ”
  1. Ingemar says:

    Prof. Koide is a really honest, brave and conscientious man, who is unlike most of the Japanese scholars. Truly respectable scientist!

    • Umi Hagitani says:

      Hello, Ingemar.
      Sorry for my delayed response. There are many good scholars as well in Japan, but bureaucracy and the language barriers do not allow us to know all of them. We are hoping for more good mindful academic works to be under the Sun! (Umi)

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