Thursday, April 21, 2011

#Japan No-Entry Zone: "Mr Kan, You're Leaving Already?"

From the reports from the Japanese MSM (Yomiuri, Sankei, 4/21/2011).

Naoto Kan, who has insisted on breaking news to the Japanese people "personally and directly" which has delayed every response to the Fukushima I Nuke Plant crisis, went to the shelter in Fukushima Prefecture where the residents of the 20-radius evacuation zone (now the no-entry zone) have been living, in order to break the news of the no-entry zone personally.

It was his first visit to a shelter in Fukushima since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The residents were frustrated as Kan simply repeated "Ganbatte kudasai (Please do your best/cheer up/keep up the good spirit)".

After talking with only a few residents, the prime minister was on the way out when an elderly couple called out to him.

"You're leaving already?"
"You're ignoring us?"

(Ordering the aides to take down the names of these pesky people, I suspect..) the prime minister turned back at the exit and went to talk to them. "We're doing our best for your children," said PM to the elderly couple with a 4-month old grandchild.

Sure. They are doing their best so that the toddlers and small children in Fukushima can be "safely" exposed to radiation by raising the annual exposure limit for children.

Government you can believe in.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if Kan heard that independent radiation surveys are showing that the official dose #'s may be way low. They have found breast milk well in excess of what would be expected going by official numbers.

Anonymous said...

Hey the head of the UN just announced that the world can expect more nuclear power accidents so get used to it. It really sounds like these guys have just thrown in the towel and decided that the "impossible" is going to become a common occurrence in the future. Maybe our next global nuclear catastrophe will happen in a country that doesn't have the financial resources to respond. The Ukraine has had its hand out ever since the USSR dissolved and left them holding the bag. Will future nuclear hopefuls Bangladesh and Vietnam be able to financially respond to a major emergency? Not to mention some current countries using nuclear power aren't financial powerhouses (Slovak Rep., Bulgaria, Slovenia, Armenia). It's starting to look like the nuclear club is going to have to pool their pennies to pay for the next incident. I wonder what happens when a nuclear pariah like N. Korean or Iran have a problem and they refuse help?

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