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“No Dumping of Contaminated Water into the Pacific Ocean! Rally to Protect the Ocean and Life!” via Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World

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Meet the Japanese Moms Running a Citizens’ Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation via Broadly

A woman in a lab coat and surgical mask analyzes a screen full of data. Only those with some training in physics—and in this case, a fear of radiation—would be able to make sense of these numbers. Ayumi Iida, 33, … Continue reading

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Mothers who fled Fukushima fallout raise voices against Genkai plant restart in Saga via The Japan Times

SAGA – A group of mothers who evacuated from the Kanto region to Fukuoka Prefecture after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis is ramping up protests against efforts to restart the Genkai nuclear plant in neighboring Saga. After meeting with Minister … Continue reading

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Mothers, Students Join Japan’s Protests Over Security Bills via ABC News

Mothers holding their children’s hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies. Japan is seeing new faces join the … Continue reading

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Three and a half years after a catastrophic meltdown, Fukushima is far from fixed via Time

As we lumber through the plant like clumsy B-movie extras, I’m reminded that our many layers don’t protect against every type of radiation. Not to worry, we are told by officials from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). The radiation levels … Continue reading

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Mothers stage anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo via NHK World

Hundreds of mothers staged an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo on Sunday, one day before power firms apply to restart 5 nuclear plants under new safety standards. The organizer said about 500 women gathered in front of the prime minister’s office. … Continue reading

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FUKUSHIMA Never Again English version: 57:40 (2012) -Japanese section with English Subtitle Japanese version: 57:11 (2012) -English section with Japanese Subtitle “Fukushima, Never Again” tells the story of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns in northeast Japan in March of 2011 … Continue reading

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Mothers first to shed food-safety complacency via The Japan Times Online

The disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and the threat of radioactive fallout changed the lives of many people, including Mizuho Nakayama and other mothers of young children whose primary goal suddenly became that of keeping their kids … Continue reading

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Mothers Rise Against Nuclear Power via IPS

By Suvendrini Kakuchi TOKYO, Dec 22, 2011 (IPS) – Japan’s nuclear power industry, which once ignored opposition, now finds its existence threatened by women angered by official opaqueness on radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was struck … Continue reading

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The letter I delivered on behalf of the Japanese mothers that live in fear of radioactive exposure from the Fukushima disaster, to Japanese Ambassador via TwitLonger

Your Excellency, I am writing this letter in support of the thousands of mothers across Japan, who continue to live in fear of the devastating consequences resulting from the tsunami of March 11th 2011. Those who have signed the petition … Continue reading

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