A report : 49th 8/11 Monthly NNA Rally
To people who attended yesterday’s rally, thank you so much. Your presence made the difference.
Letter to Japanese P.M. Abe (written by Machiko Tokuyama Conway)
August 6, 2016
Mr Abe Prime Minister of Japan
& Japanese parliament members
I am the citizen of Japan who reside in San Francisco, California
I am writing this letter to you all for the behalf of my friends in
Fukushima and the people of neighboring prefectures
I am a survivor of Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 th
1945. Fortunately on that day, my family was out of Hiroshima
city for visiting the relatives but coming back to catch a train at
7:30 am but the train did not arrive on time. So my parents
witness the Bomb from far away on that day. If the train came on
time we will be arrived in Hiroshima station on 8:15 am. On that
day, my mother was pregnant with me. So I must felt the rolling
of earth with her.
After the terrible mass, the people who survived was giving the
Hibakutecho (The hand note of Nuclear disaster victim certified
document) which was they can received any treatment regarding
to the any sickness. Although the suffering from nuclear
radiation was unspeakable and many people died from affect and
still the suffering continue to this day, and not finished yet.
Nevertheless, Fukushima people are excluded for this benefits.
From March 11,2011 on to this day most of the citizens must pay
the hospital expenses and Doctor’s fee, medicines e.t.c, from
their own pocket and most of people can not afford.( Children up
to 18 was covered )
So I plead the HIBAKUTECHO for all the people in Fikushima and
This is already illegal for Human Right! We are responsible to
taking care of each citizen as in Democratic country.
Japanese always value for WA (Harmony), over the 2000 years in
our history in which we carried YAMATO-DANASHII. Please don’t
forget that we are responsible for taking care of each other. You
are giving that opportunity to do so.
Once again, we should look back Fukushima Genpatsu and act
right solution that will help people of victims of nuclear disaster.
Fukushima Nuclear disaster is not finished yet and we must
sincerely create and facing the solution of our planet Earth to be
safe place in 21 st century!
We as Japanese and American have strong commitment to ask
you, Mr Abe and members of the Japanese parliament will you
have great hearts to listen to our voice.
Machiko Tokuyama. Conway
San Francisco, CA USA
written by NNA member Chizu Hamada