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Olympic torch relay faces cool welcome from nuclear evacuees via The Asahi Shimbun

FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture–Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood. On the once-bustling main street, reddish weeds … Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Japan to Change People’s Perception via APA-JapanFocus

By Alexis Dudden […] The upcoming 2020 “Recovery Olympics” is not about rebranding Japan. Instead, it is about rebranding unstable radioactive elements from everyone’s enemy into something Japanese authorities hope that a “smile” makes less treacherous. These upcoming Olympics distract from the … Continue reading

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By William Boardman […] The Bangkok Post argues that time is running out on the Tokyo Olympics:  Japan needs to rethink the Olympics. The most pressing reason to postpone or cancel the 2020 Tokyo summer games, which are due to start in late … Continue reading

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Tokyo 2020 Roundup: HBO Report Raises Fukushima Health Concerns via ATR

[…] The Real Sports program on HBO sent correspondent David Scott to Fukushima in December. He reports that thousands of nuclear refugees have returned to the disaster zone after being assured by the Japanese government that radiation levels are safe. Kazunori … Continue reading

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Forgetting Fukushima via The Ecologist

Jim Green-Nuclear Monitor […] Now, with the 2020 Summer Olympics approaching, and some events scheduled to be held in Fukushima prefecture, all sorts of irresponsible and cruel tactics are being used to bury a myriad of social and environmental problems … Continue reading

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Olympics: Tokyo torch relay to add another Fukushima reactor town via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay is likely to pass through the town of Futaba, which hosts the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, as the government plans to lift the mandatory evacuation order … Continue reading

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Olympics no relief for devastated city via Arkansas Democrat Gazette

FUTABA, Japan — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball … Continue reading

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Radiation Hot Spots Found Near Japan’s Olympic Torch Relay Site via Time

BY AYA TAKADA AND STEPHEN STAPCZYNSKI / BLOOMBERG DECEMBER 4, 2019 Tepco removed tainted soil near the sports complex where the 2020 Olympic torch relay will start in Japan after Greenpeace Japan found radiation hot spots there, utility spokesman Koichiro Shiraki said … Continue reading

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Radiation hot spots found at Tokyo 2020 torch relay start: Greenpeace via WKZO

[…] Greenpeace found that radiation levels around the recently refurbished venue, which also hosted the Argentina team during the Rugby World Cup earlier this year, were significantly higher than before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor meltdown following the March 2011 … Continue reading

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Fukushima is not safe for 2020 Olympics, nuclear scientists warn via Baltimore Post-Examiner

By Earl Yarington Would Russia hold the 1994 Olympics at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 meltdown? Only 8-years later, do we really think it’s safe to hold the Olympics on Fukushima soil? What would common sense tell us? But … Continue reading

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