Tag Archives: Ruiko Muto

A message to all people in the world concerned about the fate of the people of Fukushima via Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

By Ruiko Muto Never in my life has a year seemed so severe as the one that followed, in 2021, the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident: I had the constant sensation of being bitten by the icy … Continue reading

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Mr Itakura Masao who returned to live in Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture via FoE Japan

“If you haven’t seen Fukushima, you can’t possibly imagine this reality.” The evacuation orders for the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture were lifted in 2017. Mr Itakura’s home is about six kilometres from the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power … Continue reading

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Protect Our Ocean from Radioactive Water Dumping: Four Messages via Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World/海を汚染水から守ろう!4つのメッセージ 核兵器のない世界を目指すマンハッタン計画

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Remembering Fukushima 10 Years Later via Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Oregon PSR remembers the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant in Japan on March 11th, 2011. To mark the ten year anniversary of this tragic event, we are hosting a film screening and panel discussion to explore … Continue reading

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This Will Still Be True Tomorrow: “Fukushima Ain’t Got the Time for Olympic Games”: Two Texts on Nuclear Disaster and Pandemic via The Asia-Pacific Journal

Muto RuikoIntroduced and translated by Norma Field Abstract1The fear of being forgotten that haunts the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster set in quickly in the months following March 11, 2011. The Tokyo Olympics, touted as the “Recovery Olympics,” has served … Continue reading

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Fukushima: To those who are working hard for renouncing nuclear energy: message from Ruiko via Fukushima 311 Voices

It has been eight years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster on March 11, 2011. I would like to thank you all for your continuous attention and support. I am also grateful for your lasting efforts to abandon … Continue reading

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Ex-Tepco execs to go on trial over Fukushima disaster via the Japan Times

Three former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives are set to stand trial this week on the only criminal charges laid in connection to the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster, as thousands remain unable to return to their … Continue reading

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“We need to recognize this hopeless sight…. To recognize that this horrible crime is what our country is doing to us”: Interview with Mutō Ruiko via the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Mutō Ruiko interviewed by Katsuya Hirano Translation by Ryoko Nishijima Transcription by Akiko Anson Mutō Ruiko is a long-time antinuclear activist based in Fukushima. She represents 1,324 Fukushima residents who filed a criminal complaint in June 2012 pressing charges against … Continue reading

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From Fukushima: To Despair Properly, To Find the Next Step via The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

We are ogres of the North “Those of you from Fukushima, please stand. Hello, everyone! I came here from Fukushima. I came today with many busloads of companions from Fukushima Prefecture and from the places where we’ve evacuated.”1 These unassuming … Continue reading

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3 former execs of utility charged in Fukushima disaster via AP

TOKYO (AP) — Three former Japanese utility executives were formally charged Monday with negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, becoming the first officials from the company to face a criminal trial. Five court-appointed lawyers indicted Tsunehisa Katsumata, chairman of Tokyo … Continue reading

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