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Radioactive Olympics Deja Vu: UPDATE by Dr. Alex Rosen of IPPNW via Nuclear Hotseat

Radioactive Olympics deja vu – While they’re set to happen in 2021,they’re still called the 2020 games… same schedule, same dangerous locationsfor torch relay and first games.  Will Japan and the IOC never learn…? Listen Here: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympic torch relay to start on March 25 in Fukushima Pref via Japan Today

[…] The relay will start from the J-Village soccer training center and last for 121 days while traversing all of Japan’s 47 prefectures. The previous schedule for each region was maintained aside from a one-day adjustment to fit next year’s … Continue reading

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2020(1)Tokyo Olympics: Radiation Exposure and Ecological Justice via Boston University School of Theology

March 25, 2020 A discussion of the Tokyo Olympics and radiation exposure with Marco Kaltofen of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Norma Field, professor emerita of the University of Chicago, organized by Eun Young Cho, MA student, Faith and Ecological Justice … Continue reading

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Olympics minister raps South Korean posters of Tokyo 2020 torch runner in hazmat suit via The Japan Times

Seiko Hashimoto, minister for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, on Friday denounced South Korean-made posters showing an Olympic torch relay runner wearing a hazmat suit and what appears to be radioactive material spewing from the torch. The posters were … Continue reading

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Can Japan’s ‘Recovery Olympics’ heal Fukushima’s nuclear scars? via NBC News

A huge tsunami slammed through the walls of Fukushima’s power plant. Three nuclear reactors melted down, spewing radioactive particles into the air. By Keir Simmons, Yuka Tachibana and Henry Austin […] Officials in Japan told NBC News they were hopeful that … Continue reading

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Players on 2011 World Cup team to open Olympic torch relay via CBS17.com

TOKYO (AP) — Members of the Japan soccer team that won the Women’s World Cup in 2011 will be the first to carry the Olympic torch when the relay opens on March 26. The Japanese portion of the relay is … Continue reading

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Local governments to host training camps for Tokyo Olympians via Korea Times

By Kim Jae-heun Local governments are stepping up efforts to host training camps and basecamps for foreign athletes who will participate in next year’s Summer Olympic Games in Japan amid still lingering concerns over radioactive contamination. Despite the Japanese government’s … Continue reading

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Tokyo ‘Recovery Olympics’ offer scant solace to displaced victims of Fukushima nuclear disaster via The Japan Times

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI AND STEPHEN WADE FUTABA, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – Nine years after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated wide areas of the prefecture, the torch relay for the 2020 Summer Games will kick off in Fukushima. Some baseball and softball games will … Continue reading

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Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics? via the Japan Times

BY KARYN NISHIMURA FUKUSHIMA – For years, the government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the prefecture’s produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It’s a thorny subject for the authorities. … Continue reading

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Doctors’ prescription for the Tokyo Olympics via Beyond Nuclear International

Statement of IPPNW Germany regarding participation in the Olympic Games in Japan In July 2020, the Olympic Games will start in Japan. Young athletes from all over the world have been preparing for these games for years and millions of people are looking forward … Continue reading

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