Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yasumi Iwakami Interviewing Dr. Shuntaro Hida, Who Says "There Is Nowhere to Escape in Japan"

Iwakami, who disclosed his health problems since his tour of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on Twitter, was interviewing Dr. Shuntaro Hida a while ago (April 12, 2012) which was live on USTREAM.

The part I caught was when Iwakami was asking the doctor about his recent ill health. Iwakami said every time he went to Fukushima he would suffer a dry cough, which would last for a while even after he came back to Tokyo. He didn't think much of that until recently.

Iwakami looked bleary. He asked Dr. Hida what he could do to improve his health, and asked for the doctor's advice to people who remain in Fukushima.

Dr. Hida said something that Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University has been saying from the beginning of the nuclear disaster. He said, "There is nowhere to escape in Japan, because Japan is too small. Not all people in Fukushima can relocate."

Fukushima's population is about 2 million, or 1.6% of Japanese population (128 million). Surely there is enough space in Japan with rapidly declining population to absorb 2 million residents.

But Dr. Hida meant relocation of residents in the meaningful units - the entire towns and villages, and said there was no space.

That is a rather depressing thought. I don't quite understand, as a city person, why anyone should relocate with the entire town.

Dr. Hida's advice to Iwakami and people in Fukushima, and anyone who feel he/she is affected by radiation, is to lead a healthy life - get up early, eat at regular time, sleep well, enjoying the company of family and friends.

Well, by trying to appear calm in the face of the largest disaster (natural and nuclear), Japanese people as aggregate lost the opportunity to finally wake up from more than two decades of stupor and stagnation. For that majority, all they hope to do is to live like nothing happened. Dr. Hida's advice is quite appropriate in that regard, although it does make sense to strengthen the immune system to fight the effect of radiation.

9 comments:

CaptD said...

While this story deals with "longterm" health how about "SHORT-TERM" health:

Ambassador Murata writes to UN Secretary General: “It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor” - Appeals for independent assessment team
http://enenews.com/ambassador-murata-writes-secretary-general-exaggeration-fate-japan-world-depends-4-reactor-appeals-independent-assessment-team/comment-page-1#comment-230805
snip
"If Fukushima's SFP #4 collapses it will pollute the Earth",
So please read the above article and learn more about it if you don't know already.

How can this be, why don't you know all about it already? Great questions for all your elected State, Congressional Leaders & President.

Want more info? I posted this on the enenews today, (+ see all the comments):
http://enenews.com/?p=30009

Japan is allowing TEPCO to put Life on Earth at RISK...

If the SFP (Spent Fuel Pool) in #4 collapses or fails to be kept cool FOR ANY REASON, in a very short time, all the fuel rods in it will destroy themselves by becoming a huge molten mass. This new radioactive mass will make the ENTIRE Fukushima complex (including reactors #5 and #6 (and their SFP's) into not only the Worlds biggest nuclear disaster but it will be so radioactive that the entire complex will be off limits to humans! This new uncontrollable molten mass will spew so much radioactivity (and keep doing so for the rest of our lives) that it will change life as we know it, because it will be spread Globally by the jet stream and or Ocean currents.

BTW: If you have not seen the 1959 movie "On the Beach" you should, it describes a very similar situation...

Please demand some answers from your State and National Leaders as to why our President and Government's Leaders are not also demanding that this Potential "LIFE AS WE KNOW IT" event is not even being discussed by our MSM!

Anonymous said...

Oh please...

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a plan to create a medical community to study people living in Fukushima? Won't those medical people need housing? Perhaps the doctors, nurses, lab technicians should not plan to commute to Fukushima but should instead take up residence there, allowing those who wish to leave to do so and moving into the empty homes.

CaptD said...

@ Anonymous
The Medical people are Leaving the Fukushima and the number of hospitals in the areas are now running at much lower Staffing...

Anonymous said...

Hello.
You seemed to have missed the important part of his talk. Dr.Hida recommended Iwakami to go and have a blood test at 血液科.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Sorry that wasn't the focus of my post.

Anonymous said...

p.s. Never at 内科internal medicine department because the doctors might not know about radiation and think blood test is unnecessary. So it is better to go directly to 血液科, Hida suggested.

Anonymous said...

ok.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

thanks for adding information.

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