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Japan’s Experts Call for U.S. Pressure via Expats’ Post

This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet two very kind gentlemen from the Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima (SVCF). They had just flown into the United States from Narita, Japan. I volunteered to pick them up at San … Continue reading

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Elders Offer Help at Japan’s Crippled Reactor via The New York Times

TOKYO — By any measure, the thousands of people toiling to cool the crippled nuclear reactors in Fukushima are engaged in jobs that the Japanese consider kitanai, kitsui and kiken, or dirty, difficult and dangerous. Related Seemingly against logic, Yasuteru … Continue reading

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Elderly volunteers to help Fukushima nuclear cleanup via The Japan Times online

Yasuteru Yamada, 72, a former antinuclear activist, will lead a group of retirees to the Fukushima No. 1 plant in early July to help clean up the site of Japan’s worst atomic disaster since World War II. Yamada, a retired … Continue reading

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Japan’s totally awesome old people via Global Post

Elderly Japanese say they should tackle the nuke crisis, not the young. It isn’t brave, it’s just common sense. That’s the partyline of one Yasuteru Yamada, 72-year-old retired engineer hell-bent on getting his hands dirty at the Fukushima power plant. … Continue reading

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