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In shadow of Japan’s Fukushima disaster, the Olympic message of ‘recovery’ rings hollow via Washington Post

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee  and Julia Mio Inuma  […] They collected soil samples to measure radioactivity and developed their own method of decontamination from the fallout of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, destroyed after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in … Continue reading

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Petition calls for A-bomb victims to be remembered during Olympics via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A former mayor of Hiroshima has launched an online petition calling for a moment of silence to be observed during the Tokyo Olympics at the time the atomic bomb was dropped on his western Japan city on … Continue reading

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Radioactive Isotopes Measured at Olympic and Paralympic Venues in Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo, Japan via Fairewinds Energy Education

November 12, 2020 Marco Paul Johann Kaltofen Department of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Arnie Gundersen and Maggie Gundersen Fairewinds Energy Education, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. […] Here is the current link to the Abstract in Environmental Engineering … Continue reading

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Koide Hiroaki: A Message for Young People in Europe and Asia; The Fukushima Disaster and the Tokyo Olympics via Perspectives Asia, Heinrich Böll Stiftung [小出裕章からヨーロッパ・アジアの若い人たちへのメッセージ]

Commentary Nine years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, fundamental issues remain unresolved. In fact, the “Nuclear Emergency Situation” declared on 11 March 2011 has yet to be rescinded. Many domestic critics saw the Olympics as a ploy to distract from … Continue reading

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Only 23.9% in Japan look forward to Tokyo Olympics next summer: poll via Kyodo News

Tokyo-Only 23.9 percent of people in Japan are in favor of holding next summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as scheduled, while more than half of the country’s populace are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s response to the spread of … Continue reading

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The Tokyo Olympics Are 14 Months Away. Is That Enough Time? via the New York Times

It has been two months since the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan agreed to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games for a year. In that time, one thing has become clear: The Tokyo Games will happen in July and August of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympics CEO: Games Next Year May Not Be ‘Conventional’ via TPM

TOKYO (AP) — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. Figures in the Japanese media have … Continue reading

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Japan Medical Assn: Tokyo Olympics difficult without vaccine via The Daily Standard

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) – The medical community in Japan is moving toward a consensus that holding next year’s Tokyo Olympics may hinge on finding a coronavirus vaccine. Japan Medical Association president Yoshitake Yokokura said in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympics: Questions, few answers in face of pandemic via Fox 13

By: By STEPHEN WADEUpdated: April 27, 2020 – 12:35 AM TOKYO — (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those … Continue reading

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The wrong crisis stopped the Olympics via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter On Saturday, March 21, 50,000 people queued up at Sendai station to see the Olympic flame displayed in a cauldron there. Packed together, not all of them wearing masks, the eager spectators waited as long as three hours … Continue reading

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