A report of 12/11/16 NNA Rally/１２・１１反原発・反核抗議集会事後報告
To Prime Minister of Japan; Shinzo Abe
As the leader of Country of Japan, one of your jobs is to protect Japanese citizens. But you are doing everything opposite.
We gather here in front of Japanese Consulate in San Francisco every 11th each month calling for no nuke actions. I protest against your unforgiven policies. I am here because I care about so many good things in Japan and in the world, and I cannot be in silence.
Why do I care? Because you’re forcing the evacuees return to dangerous Fukushima and cut out their financial benefits. Why are you abandoning your citizens? They’re tax payers as same as other citizens all over Japan, and they must have the same rights to live a safe life. Are you doing that because if you compensate all evacuees for such a long time, the country might go bankrupt? We’re supposed to help people in need, but what you’re doing is mercilessly abandoning the victims of country’s policy to promote nuclear energy. It appears you have no empathy, so I suggest you live in Fukushima together with them so you can experience and learn how it is to risk your health or your life as same as them.
Why do I care? Because you’re not containing danger but instead spreading contamination all over Japan AND to the world. You’re spreading surface soil removed and stored as “decontamination” by using it to build roads all over Japan. And also letting highly contaminated waste burn at regular incinerators and spread radioactive fumes. Japan will be highly contaminated everywhere, and there will be no safer places left. I don’t eat fish anymore because the ocean is contaminated with radioactive waste water from Fukushima Daiichi which is continuously dumped into the ocean for five years now. I don’t eat food imported from Japan because I don’t want to risk my health. But my family in Japan doesn’t have the choices like me, and they have to eat food made in Japan. Their health is jeopardized more and more by people like you.
Why do I care? Because I don’t want Japan to be destroyed by another nuclear disaster. As we all know, Japan is not adequate for nuclear power plants because of many earthquakes. Besides, human race does not have technology to safely control radiation from nuclear activities. We cannot let you destroy our precious culture and development that our ancestors built over thousands of years. All nuclear power plants need to be shut down immediately and decommissioned regardless of how much it costs and how long it takes. It’s our responsibility because we started.
Why do I care? Because you’re trying to export nuclear power plant technology to other countries. Japan suffered atomic bombs and nuclear power plant accident, so we should be the expert of danger to health by radiation and should be the advocate of ending nuclear technology. It is shameful for Japan to export nuclear power plant technology and spread more danger to the world. Shame on you!!!
Why do I care? Because you’re trying to change the course of Japan after 70 years of peace. You’re enabling Japan to go to war. I’ve never dreamed that Japan would face a danger of going into war. You might think we never experienced war and we are indifferent, but you’re wrong! We must keep Japan out of war no matter what, especially because of the terrible past of invading many Asian counties. We must learn from our mistakes in the past. If you really want to start a war and make a lot of money badly, please have your children fight at front line first.
You will be remembered as part of history as the liar who officially told the world that Fukushima disaster is under control.
You might be remembered as the evil person who made Japanese people go to war after 70 years of peace.
You might be remembered as same as Hitler because you make your citizens die.
Future Japanese generations will have to bear scars you’ve made on Japanese soil, peoples’ heart and who knows if you will be cursed by corpses you’d create.
It’s not too late. You can still correct your course. I sincerely hope you come out of your bad dreams and be a good leader of Japan.
Japanese citizen, resident in California
December 11, 2016