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Scientists Fear Results of Fishing Near Fukushima

“What Greenpeace wants is that the government really gets in international advice, gets as much support as possible to try to find the right solution for this problem.” - Rianne Teule, nuclear expert with Greenpeace

(TOKYO VOA News) - Seafood caught near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has insisted that seafood caught near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is safe to eat.

Scientists have voiced concerns, however, that radioactive isotopes could accumulate in fish and pose a danger to human health.

Read Full Article (Aug-07-2013 01:56)

A Palestinian in Hiroshima

Many Japanese yearn for a more caring society and support global solidarity, including with Palestine. This was shown vividly in our visit to Nagoya and Hiroshima.

(HIROSHIMA) - Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh in Hiroshima I and Oliver Stone both spoke at Hiroshima on the anniversary of the first nuclear bombing in human history and we are slated to speak in two days at Nagasaki on the anniversary of the second nuclear attack.

My speech is below in English (I will send the Japanese version later). These remain the most starkest of acts of state terror in Human history.

Read Full Article (Aug-07-2013 01:19)

Harry Truman and Memory of Mass Murder

Weeks before the first bomb was dropped, Japan expressed its desire to surrender and end the war.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Harry Truman Harry Truman spoke in the U.S. Senate on June 23, 1941: "If we see that Germany is winning," he said, "we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible."

Did Truman value Japanese lives above Russian and German? There is nothing anywhere to suggest that he did.

Read Full Article (May-30-2013 14:44)

Doolittle Raiders: The Last Reunion (VIDEO)

Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national heroes, models of bravery.

(WASHINGTON DC) - 80 silver goblets dedicated to the Doolittle Raiders It's the cup of brandy no one wants to drink. On Tuesday, April 17, 2013 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered publicly for the last time.

They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nation's history. The mere mention of their unit's name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans.

Read Full Article (May-24-2013 18:16)

Stop India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

Japan recently experienced the Fukushima nuclear disaster that proved once again that nuclear power plants are deadly.

(YORK, UK) - Nuclear Singh India and Japan have a chance to learn from history, very recent history, and abandon plans for further nuclear development under the India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

India has experienced a tremendous backlash from its use of nuclear power plants that are frequently the subject of intense political activism.

Read Full Article (May-23-2013 11:51)

Civil Society Strongly Condemns Mayor Hashimoto`s Recent Remark on the `Comfort Women` Human Rights Ambassador joins 67 organizations worldwide demanding more for these abused women of WWII.

(HONG KONG) - WWII 'Comfort Woman' from the Philippines Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is in the world spotlight over remarks issued May 13 about “comfort women” for the Japanese Army during World War II.

He says it was “necessary” in maintaining discipline in the army and providing relief for soldiers.

Read Full Article (May-20-2013 14:32)

In Japan, a Person Commits Suicide Every 15 Minutes

"It is important to emphasize that suicide is a morbid, decadent and coward act" - German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel.

(MADRID) - Suicide in Japan Many Americans die from firearms which they rise against themselves.

Almost 20,000 of the 30,000 deaths by firearms in the United States, were suicides, according to the figures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports the New York Times.

Read Full Article (Mar-25-2013 19:23)

Debris Found on Oregon Beach Could Have Cultural Significance in Japan

Officials are waiting on word from the Consular Office of Japan.

(OCEANSIDE, OR) - Oceanside Japan earthquake debris Oregon state park staff removed an unusual piece of debris from the ocean shore near Oceanside in Tillamook County.

The 16' long object's shape resembles the top, horizontal part of a type of free-standing arch found in Japan called a torii - used to mark the entrance of a sacred site.

Read Full Article (Mar-22-2013 16:50)

TPP: Good for Japan, Bad for America

TPP holds the promise of many good things for Japan; it will almost surely result in a further increase of the U.S. trade deficit and a net loss of U.S. jobs.

(WASHINGTON DC) - TPP demonstration in Japan By announcing that Japan will join the U.S. led negotiations for a Trans Pacific Free Trade Agreement, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a bold decision that is likely to produce great benefits for the land of the rising sun.

But they will probably come at the expense the United States, the land of rising deficits.

Read Full Article (Mar-19-2013 15:19)

Fish Caught off Fukushima Show Record Levels of Radioactive Cesium

Record cesium level detected in fish caught near Fukushima nuclear plant.

(KYODO Japan Times) - Fukushima as it was struck by disaster Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

That is equivalent to 7,400 times the state-set limit deemed safe for human consumption.

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