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Isolated and alone via Beyond Nuclear International

A teenager’s account of the Fukushima ordeal By Linda Pentz Gunter Ten years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, how has the Japanese government responded and what is it like for the people affected, still struggling to return their … Continue reading

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Group protests NHK over tweets considered prejudiced against Koreans via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — A civic group on Monday submitted a protest to public broadcaster NHK’s Hiroshima station over a series of tweets criticized for fanning discrimination against Korean residents of Japan. The protest by the Peace Philosophy Center, based in … Continue reading

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How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement via Aljazeera

The Fukushima disaster of 2011 ignited an anti-racism resistance movement in Japan to defend minorities such as Koreans. […] After Fukushima The rebirth of anti-discrimination social movements in Japan is one of the unexpected stories of 3/11. Fukushima “awakened” first-time … Continue reading

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Fukushima woman speaks out about her thyroid cancer via Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

KORIYAMA, Fukushima Prefecture–She’s 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima, and of the 173 young people with confirmed … Continue reading

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[…]The world is rapidly approaching the five year anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The triple meltdown at the Fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant has seen shameful omissions by global leaders and officials at every level. To … Continue reading

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Hiroshima survivors help Fukushima residents overcome fear and discrimination via DiaNuke.org

Living through the atomic bomb may be best thought of not as a single experience, but a series of experiences: the blast itself, flattening buildings for miles around; the radiation exposure; the anticipation of radiation sickness; and the discrimination from … Continue reading

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NT nuclear waste dump could ‘close the gap’ for Aboriginal people: Bob Hawke via abc news

The storage of nuclear waste in the Northern Territory would help “close the gap” for Aboriginal people, creating financial opportunities, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke says. And he told the Garma Festival in north-east Arnhem Land last night that NT … Continue reading

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The Radiation That Makes People Invisible: A Global Hibakusha Perspective via The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Radiation makes people invisible. We know that exposure to radiation can be deleterious to one’s health; can cause sickness and even death when received in high doses. But it does more. People who have been exposed to radiation, or even … Continue reading

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After Fukushima: families on the edge of meltdown via The Guardian

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a new phenomenon is on the rise: atomic divorce. Abigail Haworth reports on the unbearable pressures and prejudices being faced by those caught in the radiation zone […] The stress on family life … Continue reading

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What happened to the Fukushima 50? via BBC News

Fukushima worker: It felt like we were being sent on a death mission The workers who stayed behind in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 were told by many at the time … Continue reading

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