Friday, March 2, 2012

BBC Documentary: "Japan's Children of the Tsunami"

15 comments:

mikeintokyorogers said...

Thanks for putting this up. I cry every time I see these sorts of things and think about what happened to those poor children and their families.

Anonymous said...

Check this link out, Absolute Insanity and im amazed Bloomberg posted this article, Madness ! ....

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-01/japan-meltdown-moves-from-reactors-to-rice-commentary-by-paul-blustein.html

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Anonymous said...

Heart wrenching:(

Anonymous said...

at 33:44 the mother says: "For people in authority, as long as it's not their own child that who's dead, as long as their're not the ones living in the radioactive areas, they don't care."

Japan is a very cold place........

Anonymous said...

at 33:40 the mother says: "For people in authority, as long as it's not their own child who's dead, as long as their're not the ones living in the radioactive areas, they do not care."

Japan is a very cold place....

Anonymous said...

Japan is very cold hearted indeed, using children as experimental walking geiger counters! And collecting "data" that the kids have no idea of until some so called expert at Tokyo university has mulled it over.... Japan you are a Fucking disgrace to the world ! ....

Arnie Gundersen said...

Those kids are awesome! I wish them the best at everything they do. Kids have a really pure sense of honesty that adults usually tend to lose. I also think a big fan could be made that would blow all of the radiation out to sea.

Anonymous said...

One mother working through her grief while searching for the last missing children.
There is no consolation for that pain and my tears flowed for her and all the people devastated by this disaster.
Will the people in Japan be watching this program?
It might be just enough to take the blinders off.Please look at the children who are wearing dosimeters to school. As a nation that prides itself on sense of community please rise up and help these people to evacuate. Letting the government and industry play at power washing surfaces and burying soil on the playground should not be acceptable to anybody, including that a** who is running for office while people are claiming things from their homes.
Sorry for this rant. My rage has not diminished one bit since the children stuck there were outfitted with dosimeters, with no real time data, and sent off to school.
Leaving children in harms way and tracking their exposure is criminal. They are your future. Help them.
Again, my regret.

Anonymous said...

Criminal indeed, fitting dosometres to kids and letting them wander off into fallout to track data is disgusting, Japan is an outrageous country for allowing this, not even the Soviets did this kinda stuff !!!

Anonymous said...

Well-made emotional piece. Recognised some places in the documentary, but didn't know the stories behind what I saw.
I wish the BBC would be more factual. I believe it was the earthquake that caused the nuclear disaster, not some "out of our imagination" tsunami as was stated. Also, the BBC narrator stated that after 9 months the Fukushima was shutdown. This is clearly misinformation.

Anonymous said...

"For people in authority, as long as it's not their own child who's dead, as long as their're not the ones living in the radioactive areas, they do not care."
^ How is this Japan only? I see the same thing happening everywhere else.

The real problem is that value of life decreases when population increases. Smaller communities care more about each other because they see each life as irreplaceable. In larger populations, we're expendable.

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Edo Zamboni said...

The earthquake and resulting tsunami were obviously natural disasters. But the nuclear disaster was a man-made disaster: a disaster caused by the man's decision to set-up nuclear plants, especially in a geographical area so prone to earthquakes, and the man's decision to then pass the bill of a nuclear accident to the people of Fukushima by not offering appropriate life alternatives/compensation and information. Shame on the 'man', whether man, woman, Japanese or else.

ll said...

For your information, starting from tomorrow, a european channel, Arte, is going to start the following website :

http://fukushima.arte.tv

This project is called, Tales from Fukushima, director is Alain de Halleux who made Chernobyl 4 Ever or "Rien à Signaler" a very interesting documentary on the nuclear industry crisis in France.

Philippines Natural Disaster said...

Thank you very much for this article and the exhibition. Some things should at least not be forgotten and I feel this is one of those things. There are lessons to be learned here and also hope to be found through that.

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