- Posted February 22, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Japan one year later: What’s changed?
Interview on the Fukushima Nuclear Hazard with a friend in north Japan.
Due to the sensitive nature of this material the name of my Japanese friend in north Japan is not being disclosed. I have lived in Japan throughout the year following the triple J disaster, though I am off to Australia shortly.
My friend who I will give the name Koji asked me for my opinion in an interview he did for the WingMakers Supplement in Japan. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject in Japan we eventually decided not to publish it in Japan but post it here instead in English only.
Koji refers to me as Dr. I do have a PhD from Pacific Western University in Applied Linguistics with emphasis in Semiotics, but due to this being a non-accredited university that no longer exists not all will accept that title. Anyway, Koji uses it and so I reply in kind.
Koji: First I would like to hear a general message from the Dr. to people [in Japan] about this disaster.
Dr.：First, I would like to add my sincerest condolences to all those who have lost so much in this triple disaster. I wish I had better or more encouraging news for you and the future, but we live in a time of great change and decision for humanity and as James has said these years offer significant hurdles for humanity to traverse.
Please note that the contents of this interview are not intended to cause alarm. This general introductory message is merely a synopsis of the news from outside Japan that has been presented by some of our most qualified and knowledgeable nuclear scientists. Armed with knowledge as well as your understanding and attunement from your insightful interactions with the WingMakers material (WMM) you will be better equipped to not just survive and recover from this triple disaster and any future similar disasters but you will be better equipped to spiritually, mentally, psychologically and physically assist others too.
Nature, in the form of the sea, has claimed some of the former coastline in Tohoku and as reconstruction begins in the area I hope people refrain from just attempting to rebuild over what the sea has claimed, for there may well be more to come – not just for Japan, but Japan will very likely feel this again. It is a time to listen to and be attentive to nature and its messages. In the past year there have been massive earthquakes in three corners of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Chile M8.8, Christchurch New Zealand M7.1, and Tohoku, Japan M9.0. This may have created tensions in the upper N.E region of the Cascadian fault line and the San Andreas Fault Line.
Three hundred and eleven years ago the Cascadian fault line shuddered with an estimated M9 earthquake that sent a tsunami racing across the Pacific and crashing into Japan causing devastation that was recorded at the time by a Japanese writer in 1700. This is the Japanese so-called Orphan Tsunami, because it came without warning and without an earthquake preceding it.
It is known the Cascadia fault shakes around every 300 years and earth scientists are already expecting its next shake sometime in the near future. You can see from this USGS (US Geological Society) article and tsunami map at link: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1707/ that it will hit the same Tohoku region again – and other areas along the Japanese Pacific coastline. A M9 quake would cause massive damage on the American west coast resulting in many lost lives. We know from our scientists alone that this Cascadia quake will happen in the near future; and when it does it will probably also cause extensive damage to many beautiful beachfront and canal based McMansion homes in Queensland Australia which are at approximately sea level.
While the damage of the Tohoku M9 quake and tsunami have to a large extent been finalized the ongoing debacle at Fukushima remains over not just the north of Japan but the entire world as the radiation leakage continues day by day with no known means yet of terminating the problem in sight. You may have heard from the Japanese media that radiation originating from Japan has been detected above legal limits on cars from Korea, a Japanese container in Belgium, and cabbages from Hyogo in Singapore to name just a few cases as well as increased radiation isotopes currently of less-than-dangerous levels and yet growing as cesium and other levels continually grow, in places across America; and since the radiation continues to spew out of Fukushima there is no end yet in sight to these problems and concerns.
Some good news with the Fukushima Nuclear Hazard (FNH) is that once again Japan has been greatly helped by a Divine Wind that has taken most of the radiation offshore and over the Pacific Ocean. Had the prevailing winds been different – and, of course, they can and do change – then there would have been a true mass exodus from Tokyo and other areas, as there will still could be should plant #4 collapse which would eject vast amounts of dangerous radiation into the atmosphere. Japan would have been and could yet be thrown into utmost turmoil. We are not out of the woods yet. It is certainly, however, not a time to panic, nor is it the end of Japan. We need to keep our wits and rationale about us and our intuitive intelligence sharply in focus.
The radiation levels in the air over Japanese cities have been remarkably passive when we consider how bad it could have been and especially when we look at the scientific evidence presented by some of the world’s leading nuclear scientists and engineers like Arnie Gundersen (probably the most acclaimed Three Mile Island nuclear expert) and Prof. Chris Busby (on the European Nuclear Commission) who say this tragedy actually is much greater and more dangerous in terms of radiation emissions than Chernobyl. It appears Gundersen and Busby are very concerned for the safety, health and welfare of the Japanese people, as am I.
While there are many reasons why Busby and Gundersen say this FNH is worse than Chernobyl perhaps the main reason is that scientific analysis of the recorded explosion in #3 reactor plant leads to the almost inescapable conclusion that it was actually a detonation, which was very different in nature from the milder explosion in #1 plant, and that basically the detonation vaporized the spent fuel rods in that plant showering all kinds of radiation, including plutonium, uranium and cesium all over the area depositing plutonium 5kms from the plant as well as up into the sky where radiation drifted over the Pacific to as far away as Hawaii where uranium has been picked up in air filters. The depositions of plutonium, cesium and uranium in the specific locations where they have occurred point to the fact of the spent fuel rods vaporizing, and we can also see from the high resolution photographs that the spent fuel rods are not there in #3 plant. The amount of radiation one is looking at here is truly immense, and Chernobyl never had anything like that problem because there was no spent fuel stored there to be dispersed.
You can keep yourself appraised of Gundersen’s Fukushima updates here: http://www.fairewinds.com/updates. A quick Google search on nuclear scientist “Chris Busby on Fukushima” gives links to his interviews and reports where among other things he reveals Fukushima radiation is now 72,000 times greater than Hiroshima radiation, and that 43 mile contamination levels are twice as high as at Chernobyl. See the following video: http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/ christopher-busby-fukushima-43-mile-contamination-levels-twice-as-high-as-chernoby/.
Do keep yourself informed. Remember you can defeat the enemy (here radiation) you know; it is the enemy not known that is the mortal danger. So keep aware of the contamination levels of all food and drink you consume since according to our scientists it is this internal exposure which is by far the more dangerous and deadly, by up to a thousand times while background radiation is not something that people need to be very concerned with now.
I am aware those like Benjamin Fulford say there is in effect an attempt to spread fear throughout Japan concerning the FNH and that one should be on one’s guard against this. I have no comment on what Fulford has to say, but it obviously serves one best to be free of fear and to have a positive and objective outlook; and this means not to go about one’s days in ignorance. As you read what follows do bear both these points in mind. Be fearless; and the easiest way to be fearless is to arm oneself with real knowledge and not just depend upon ignorance (ignoring the problem thinking it will just go away) or unsubstantiated pronouncements be they from a government, TEPCO or any other source.
I do not want to go into the area of whether or not this was an attack on Japan by HAARP or some other sophisticated weaponry. This is not where the Japanese people themselves need to focus their energies at this time. We need to focus on public health, welfare and safety, especially with respect to how we do not contract cancer or experience infertility, deformities or mutations in the future. This was the hidden enemy, one could say animus, of 2011 for Japan.
I will add that there are indeed, however, weather and other exotic weapons that have been used and are used. The former Soviet Union in the 1970s was taken to, I believe it was, the World Court and made to sign an official document saying it would cease using weather as a weapon. It had used weather as a weapon in causing the severest drought ever on record in Europe in the 1970s. This was done using Tesla technology of Standing Columnar Waves coming out of Riga to change the direction of the Jet Stream. More recently in 1997 the US Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, said in an address at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy, at the University of Georgia:
Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set of earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that’s why this is so important.
This is just to say we know these things go on, but it is impossible usually to prove whether it is actually so in any particular case, and so I say it is the public health and welfare that needs be our focus.
This is the heart frequency of caring for others: understanding their plight and the difficult positions of the government and TEPCO too; feeling compassion for them and all; appreciating the help that comes, whether it be material assistance or information to act upon to improve conditions for the public, both generally and individually, and then creating unconditionally in others that appreciation; understanding the dangers we face and what to do about them so we can help all to get through the disaster; humility in recognizing we do not have all the details and so may make errors at times with respect to the FNH, and this extends to the government and TEPCO and other companies so that we can forgive that which should be forgiven yet stand in valor for that which must be stood up for.
The various forms of radiation are extraordinarily difficult for us to track and follow to any degree of comprehensive accuracy due to the stealth nature of radiation as a silent enemy and surreptitious killer, and this image does indeed remind us of the animus. This difficulty again has led to even our greatest scientists having very mixed opinions and differing conclusions regarding the number of potential increased fatal cancer cases at risk from the FNH just as they had for Chernobyl. These scientific risk calculations are based on data and incidences of increases in cases of cancer fatalities from the Chernobyl disaster. Most of these increases and fatalities in cancer date, of course, from 5 - 30 years after the event. So it takes decades to arrive at the more accurate reports and findings. This again is why the world’s nuclear scientists working outside the nuclear industry differ so much with the Japanese government’s pronouncements: The former say the latter are working and referring to flawed and outdated models based purely on aerial radiation from Hiroshima and Nagasaki constructs and data. Unfortunately the Japanese government may well not know this.
I have heard at least one member of the government ask TEPCO in the Diet to please inform them of the actual risk to the public and all TEPCO would reply was a very unscientific generalization which closed with an equally unscientific “Daijobu da to omoimasu.” Such an, one can only call it, ignorant response can only heighten the likelihood of countless more cancer deaths and infertilities throughout Japan in the coming years if people are lulled into a tragic illusionary sense of security and do not take any personal precautions to best insure their safety.
Predictions for the future outlook for Fukushima among these scientists differ, but the common outlook obviously is not at all good.
The pdf file “The health outcome of the Fukushima catastrophe Initial analysis from risk model of the European Committee on Radiation Risk ECRR” by Chris Busby gives the conservative estimate from the ICRP risk model compared with his and the ECRR risk model which was shown to be more accurate in calculating Chernobyl casualties. These are scientific reports. They are not “rumors” but scientific estimates based on real scientific data based on IAEA and released Japanese data.
The total number of cancer increases was 2,838 on the ICRP model and between 103,329 and 191,986 on the ECRR model just for the populace living within 100km of Fukushima Daiichi power plant. This is assuming no evacuation during the first year and that everyone remains there for one year. As there has been an evacuation of over 100,000 people the eventual numbers would obviously be considerably lower than these ECRR figures. The figures for those living within a 100 – 200 km radius of the plant are ICRP 3,320 and ECRR 120,894 – 224,623. If very few people have evacuated from this area these figures may represent a fairly accurate risk forecast of cancer fatalities.
The report can be read here: http://www.nonuclear.se/files/fukusima-health-ECRR20110330.pdf.
These figures have led many of our world’s scientists and health experts to have concerns that a resultant total of between 6,158 as an absolute minimum and 416,609 people within a 200 km radius of the Fukushima plant could develop terminal cancer in the next 50 years and about half of these to come in the next 10 yrs. Since over 100,000 people have already been evacuated “the number will fall by a significant amount.” While Japanese technology, advanced as it is, is inadequate to monitor all radiation emissions from the Fukushima plants we do know that what was emitted from the core was less than in the case of Chernobyl. What was almost certainly worse at Fukushima was the almost certain vaporization of the spent fuel rods in plant #3.
Scandinavians are convinced that people died of cancer from Chernobyl up to 2,000 miles away while originally no one had suspected this possible, so even in Osaka a naïve, “We’re all right” should be guarded against. It is better to know your risk and take appropriate measures to see you are as safe as you wish to be or are comfortable with.
I take no joy in presenting these figures to you, but as no government, or TEPCO, appear to be giving you anything like a reasonable risk factor for the future I feel it my duty to present them so that you can make your own decisions and preparations for your own health and safety, as you see fit and appropriate.
Due to the prevailing winds there is not much danger from the air outside the 200 km range in Japan. You have heard about the iodine 131 levels. These are often communicated by governments and the nuclear industry because they are much safer and the danger soon passes. It is the other isotopes we really need to watch for.
Remember, it is the danger you do not see and do not know that is the greater danger. There is little news about cesium 137, plutonium, uranium and the other heavier-than-uranium isotopes that are seldom reported. These are the ones it would be good to keep an eye on. Cesium 137 has a half life of around 30 years and plutonium 24,000 years. Cesium at Chernobyl, however, has not half-lived in 25 years. It is still very high. So there is no guarantee that these cesium levels will just become safe in 30 years time; they haven’t at Chernobyl. You can see from this map of estimated cesium 137 potential releases for May 6, 2011 that cesium together with all the other isotopes was being emitted daily and the levels that concentrate in the soil, water, plants, food and animals may well need to be continually watched if the remaining risks (even taking evacuation and better radiation protection into account) of future cancer estimates above are to be avoided. These figures suggest it very likely that there will be increases in cancer rates in north Japan in the coming years. Even some mutations will occur according to Billy Meier, though “some” could arguably mean just two or more, and we have already seen a rabbit mutation and some plant mutations.
Japan now has a chronic – meaning long term -- radiation problem and its impact on people and the economy is likely to last a long time, especially the potential effects on we the people. Click here for map of emissions: http://www.woweather.com/weather/ news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=nilujapan137&HH=0.
Nuclear engineer and Three Mile Island expert Arnie Gundersen at www.fairewinds.com has brought to everyone’s attention the fact that, as announced by the Japanese media, plutonium has been found up to 2 miles from the plant and he concludes it is almost certain that the number 3 plant experienced what he calls a detonation that vaporized the plutonium in the thousands of highly radioactive spent fuel rods that were all sent flying up into the sky during the explosion there.
We can see from the high quality photographs of #3 plant that those spent fuel rods are no longer there. Such a disaster did not occur at Chernobyl because it had only been in operation for three months prior to the accident. Gundersen contrasts this three plant explosion with the lesser deflagration explosion at number 1 plant. Uranium, presumed to be from this #3 explosion has been found in air filters as far away as Hawaii.
See the Gundersen video here:
November 2011 Gundersen reports showed that air filters in Tokyo cars were quite heavily tainted with radioactivity, though about 1/10 the level in Fukushima itself where car filters were very badly tainted with radiation. Even Seattle had levels 60% those of Tokyo in car filters. This is a problem because it is estimated that the human lung takes in about the same amount of air as a car filter in a day.
Gundersen had a recent 2012 bilingual English/Japanese interview at the Japan National Press Club which is recommended viewing and you can see it here: http://fairewinds.com/content/arnie-gundersen-japan-national-press-club.
Another November finding was that many children’s sneaker laces were tested by an American scientist and found to have high concentrations of cesium on them. The independent scientist carrying out that research on many children’s shoelaces concluded that the cesium would obviously have transferred onto the children’s hands and from there into their mouths. Many of these children will have, it is concluded, cesium exposure inside their bodies and this could be a problem later in life.
Do take care up there in north Japan, Koji. The radiation does drift up there regularly and it’s the cumulative ingested radiation that really counts – any one day’s exposure especially from the air is not currently alarming. Children need watching to be sure they do not put their fingers in their mouth or nose before washing them after being outside, and to keep an eagle eye on the water, foods and produce making sure it is not contaminated with low levels because these build up over time. Remember the risk models above are based just on one year’s exposure, and the Fukushima problem will go on a lot longer than that. Do note these figures and estimates above only concern cancer fatalities. There are added risks of infertility, birth deformations, organ failures, shortened life expectancy, immune system compromise etc.
News sites you may find useful for daily updates on Fukushima and world reports on the situation that you may not be receiving in Japan are, if they are still operating because this is a little dated:
1. Three Mile Island nuclear expert of 25 years, Arnie Gundersen who gives regular updates at his website (and on FNH, see 2.) which you can subscribe to for free:
2. Nuclear and all energy news site posting FNH updates:
http://enenews.com/. You can see here that cesium 137 levels were rising in the San Francisco Bay Area topsoil. If this had continued it would also have ended up a serious situation, but it hasn’t at the moment.
3. Nuclear physicist Chris Busby articles and videos “…Infertility Risk Around
Fukushima.” Profs. Yablokov and Busby scientific analysis on “Fukushima Victim Estimations” at the Baltic Sea Region Radioactivity Watch:
www.bsrrw.org. Japan page: http://www.bsrrw.org/?page_id=1485.
4. Prof Michio Kaku on Fukushima. Says Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and the City College of New York, "The slightest disturbance could set off a full-scale meltdown at three nuclear power stations, far beyond what we saw at Chernobyl." Dr Kaku is at 12 mins into this video.
This was when Tepco was denying such meltdowns. Of course, it happened. The three plants have since experienced complete meltdowns. Kaku has some youtube videos too with Dec 2011 updates, if I remember correctly.
We could go on and on with news on this subject but I think this is enough to be aware of. The links above should provide updated information for those interested.
Some things that can help:
It would be amiss not to mention some things you could do to potentially help with the radiation problem. Food wise the traditional Japanese diet is a great help here and it could really help reduce the risk estimates, especially all the seaweeds notably kelp or konbu. With any radiation pollution of the Pacific Ocean, however, we are going to have to watch very closely for radiation content of seaweeds -- and, of course, fish and seafood -- since they readily absorb and concentrate these isotopes as you no doubt know. Just because sea produce may be radiation free one day does not mean it will be radiation free the next. All produce needs constant checking. We probably have all taken in some radiation from this accident so to help combat unknown radioactive consumption I take a number of products that you might be interested in checking out for yourself. I take:
Modiflan: an excellent product of Japanese kelp that was used to heal Chernobyl victims with great success. If people want this, koji, we could perhaps import some at cost for readers and their families. At bulk we can get it even cheaper. Many in Japan, however, will probably already have their own favorite supplier of seaweeds. Modifilan comes from a radiation free source. I have also been assured that they will be checking all produce and should the area up near Russia where it comes from become contaminated they will procure supplies from the New Zealand area.
The following is taken from the ebook by Russell Blaylock MD Nuclear Sunrise, “Protection from Radiation.”
Nutrients used in DNA repair (impaired DNA increases the risk of cancer) may be useful.
Folate (800ug), vitamin B6 (50mg), niacinamide (500mg) and methylcobalmin.
Other vitamins and produce: Ginkgo Biloba; vitamin E (only mildly and in natural form); vitamin C; cartoenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein; Echinacea; curcumin; quercetin; ginseng; basil; garlic; chlorella; selenium; melatonin; magnesium; zinc; Alpha-lipoic acid; ginger; rosemay extract; green tea (I take a good pot of sencha three times a week) or green tea extract (though extract can contain 100X levels of EGCG which some studies show can be toxic to the liver); reservatrol; hesperidin and grape seed extract.
For vegetables, be sure to wash them thoroughly, though this is only effective in the early days of radiation emissions and recent contamination from the air. We need to watch for contamination from soil and ground water that seeps up into the plants because this cannot be washed off, and do remember the internal ingested radiation in food and water is by far the greater cause of increased fatal cancers:
Kale, collard and mustard greens, cauliflower (and I believe broccoli) celery, and Brussels’s sprouts. Also I have heard that barley juice or the powdered form is excellent too, and this is available at discount drug supermarkets here in Japan for just 500 yen for a box of sachets.
I avoid sugar and high fructose corn syrup (mizu ame). These not only have no nutritional value, they rob the body of its existing nutrients.
I presume you are already aware of potassium iodide. As doctors and instructions indicate, only take this if there is a severe acute exposure in the microsievert range as it can have considerable side effects, though rarely on young people. Check with your doctor when to take it.
There are many other products that you no doubt are aware of, but there should be a number of things in this list that are available locally or if you are up north try to obtain them from southern Japan or the internet for increased safety. This is just because we are looking at a chronic, fairly long-term radiation situation of varying intensities and weaknesses here in Japan.
Here is the latest update today 6 Feb 2012 from Gundersen:
Fairewinds analyzes cancer rates for young children near Fukushima using
the National Academy of Science's BEIR (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation) VII Report. Based on BEIR VII, Fairewinds determines that at least one in every 100 young girls will develop cancer for every year they are exposed to 20 millisieverts [millisievert (1 mSv = 0.001 Sv)] of radiation. The 20-millisievert/ year figure is what the Japanese government is currently calculating as the legal limit of radiological exposure to allow habitation of contaminated areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In this video, Fairewinds introduces additional analysis by Ian Goddard showing that the BEIR VII report underestimates the true cancer rates to young children living near Fukushima Daiichi. Looking at the scientific data presented by Mr. Goddard, Fairewinds has determined that at least one out of every 20 young girls (5%) living in an area where the radiological exposure is 20 millisieverts for five years will develop cancer in their lifetime.
This scientific presentation can be seen here:
Koji： Thank you for sharing this information, Dr. This interview is very hard and serious to Japanese. But, I believe this interview is really useful to people seeking truth of FNH, and this will bring controversy among readers.
Dr.：The FNH (Fukushima Nuclear Hazard) is merely a product of the earth’s populace; with no nuclear plants we wouldn’t face this ongoing – and it is an ongoing problem. Given the problem we have to accept it for what it is, then we can work knowledgably with it to overcome the problems it presents; the worst adversary is one hidden and unknown.
I am very heartened by the way in which so many Japanese affected by this tragedy have been responding from the heart frequencies in so many diverse and beautiful ways. The following heartfelt story is one example of a young boy who exemplifies the essence and power behind the paraphrased WM principle of “May the will of the one surrender to the will of all”:
This letter, written by Vietnamese immigrant Ha Minh Thanh working in Fukushima as a policeman, to a friend in Vietnam, was posted on New America Media on March 19. It is a testimonial to the strength of the Japanese spirit, and an interesting slice of life near the epicenter of Japan's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It was translated by NAM editor Andrew Lam, author of "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres." Shanghai Daily condensed it:
How are you and your family? These last few days, everything was in chaos. When I close my eyes, I see dead bodies. When I open my eyes, I also see dead bodies. Each one of us must work 20 hours a day, yet I wish there were 48 hours in the day, so that we could continue helping and rescuing folks. We are without water and electricity, and food rations are near zero.
We barely manage to move refugees before there are new orders to move them elsewhere. I am currently in Fukushima, about 25 kilometers away from the nuclear power plant. I have so much to tell you that if I could write it all down, it would surely turn into a novel about human relationships and behaviors during times of crisis. People here remain calm - their sense of dignity and proper behavior are very good - so things aren't as bad as they could be. But given another week, I can't guarantee that things won't get to a point where we can no longer provide proper protection and order. They are humans after all, and when hunger and thirst override dignity, well, they will do whatever they have to do. The government is trying to provide supplies by air, bringing in food and medicine, but it's like dropping a little salt into the ocean.
Brother, there was a really moving incident. It involves a little Japanese boy who taught an adult like me a lesson on how to behave like a human being. Last night, I was sent to a little grammar school to help a charity organization distribute food to the refugees. It was a long line that snaked this way and that and I saw a little boy around 9 years old. He was wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. It was getting very cold and the boy was at the very end of the line. I was worried that by the time his turn came there wouldn't be any food left. So I spoke to him. He said he was at school when the earthquake happened. His father worked nearby and was driving to the school. The boy was on the third floor balcony when he saw the tsunami sweep his father's car away.
I asked him about his mother. He said his house is right by the beach and that his mother and little sister probably didn't make it. He turned his head and wiped his tears when I asked about his relatives. The boy was shivering so I took off my police jacket and put it on him. That's when my bag of food ration fell out. I picked it up and gave it to him. "When it comes to your turn, they might run out of food. So here's my portion. I already ate. Why don't you eat it?"
The boy took my food and bowed. I thought he would eat it right away, but he didn't. He took the bag of food, went up to where the line ended and put it where all the food was waiting to be distributed. I was shocked. I asked him why he didn't eat it and instead added it to the food pile. He answered:
"Because I see a lot more people hungrier than I am. If I put it there, then they will distribute the food equally."
When I heard that I turned away so that people wouldn't see me cry. A society that can produce a 9-year-old who understands the concept of sacrifice for the greater good must be a great society, a great people.
Well, a few lines to send you and your family my warm wishes. The hours of my shift have begun again.
Ha Minh Thanh
Rather than an act of "self sacrifice" though, this was an act that understands the equal importance of all especially when it comes to matters of life and death or hunger and starvation. This child understood that no life is more important than another. How could he be happy acting in a way that may lead to him living and another dying? Besides there is, when all pull together, as the tug-of-war game shows, a strength in numbers that is far more effective than when everyone pulls individually. The child’s understanding led to another finding the strength and beauty of humility, and just the reading of this story brings compassion to the surface of our lives. It’s a beautiful example of how the heart virtues work in concert to help us best come to terms with the volatile situations of these tumultuous times.
The writer notes he has also learnt much about “dignity and proper human behavior”. This is the very essence of the heart frequencies expressed in human relations. It is magnificent to witness Japan teaching the world how to handle such unmitigated disaster as it has stricken you in this triple mega-disaster, for there will be many others in the future that will face similar ordeals and these now have a behavioral model to look to and remember when their time comes.
No doubt you also read the Kyodo news article “US medical group blasts Tokyo radiation policy on Fukushima children” in which Physicians for Social Responsibility (a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts who are part of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War who won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize) “condemned as ‘unconscionable’ the Japanese government's safety standards on radiation levels at elementary and middle schools in nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.”
The PSR statement blasted the Japanese government position that the school playgrounds were safe as long as the children were not exposed to over 20 millisieverts (mSv) a year, a dose that is almost 4 times the USA occupational limit for pregnant women and equal to the maximum dose allowed for Canadian nuclear workers. Children are far more delicate and at risk to radiation than adults, and this was just radiation emissions from the soil going into the air. Did the government really think these children would never put their hands or fingers in their mouths or noses after playing on the ground and thus end up with internal radiation which according to informed nuclear scientists is 10 -1000 times more dangerous than radiation in the air? By the way, children should never be playing on such a contaminated ground.
You may have seen the online BBC TV report by a British scientist who claimed there is almost no danger. He unconscionably or unthinkingly recommended people moving back to evacuated areas as soon as possible. He got almost all his facts wrong, saying Fukushima was a partial meltdown when it was already known to be three total meltdowns. His ridiculous attempt at reassurance ended with him saying the children should come back to the playground he was visiting while he pulled on wellington boots to, in his own words, “protect” him from contamination from the ground radiation. This would be laughable if the ignorance were not sickening and dangerous.
Returning to the above outcry: In response, the Prime Minister’s advisor stepped down in protest over the government’s stance and valiantly stood alone urging the government to toughen guidelines on upper limits on radiation levels that the education ministry had recently announced for primary school playgrounds in Fukushima. The children’s mothers followed suit; they valiantly bagged up the radioactive dirt and dumped it in the local government office. I do not know their thoughts but in the West such an act effectively says, “If it is safe you have it.” This changed the government’s perspective. Such acts of valor are very effective. You will note also that what these mothers did was exactly what we hinted at in the previous WM supplement when I asked, “When the anima stands up in the near future saying ‘enough!’ how will the animus respond?” In this case the masculine (animus) government backpedaled (or reversed its stance) stuttered, stammered and tried to excuse themselves saying it wasn’t them but someone else, thus attempting to divorce themselves from the government’s decision, but it paved the way for possible change.
Then there is TEPCO. It is easy to find fault with TEPCO and perhaps one must, yet it is difficult also not to be moved -- the West was -- by their heartfelt humility when they knelt and bowed before local residents asking for forgiveness. Western correspondents asked, “What Western company would behave in such a heartfelt way bowing and asking for forgiveness?” They knew the answer would be, “None.” So even TEPCO can cause us to reflect and come into contact with our true nature through adherence to the heart virtues. Obviously this is not the only issue Tepco have with the public, but it provides all with a far more stable base for communications to begin from when coming to terms with such serious problems. As Japanese, you know better than I the likely response had Tepco not responded from the heart in this way.
While we may feel and voice criticism toward TEPCO for being responsible for this disaster we all nonetheless feel an immense and undying gratitude to the workers there for their outstanding valor in working on the plant in the radiation zones at Fukushima. The disaster would have been an absolute catastrophe if they had not valiantly gone into the grounds and plant to try to control the situation. These workers have put themselves in very real danger to help all in Japan cope with the grave situation. They too have understood the importance of the all rather than the one.
I’m sure you can find many other examples of the heart frequencies in action following the triple disaster. It is often when the hardest blows come that people turn to the heart frequencies for rescue or refuge, but if we do so beforehand and carry them with us daily they help smooth our way through what you call these transitioning times.
My sincerest wishes go out to everyone as we face the present and future challenges. Especially for all those traumatically affected; may you find recovery, healing and the rebuilding of a safer and better Japan in safer areas and may your lives bloom and blossom once again. The inspiring Cherry blossoms’ beautiful, fragile and delicate existence soon falls away to be trampled underfoot, yet it forever rebirths and blossoms anew reigniting our dreams, endeavors and accomplishments. So shall you.
Koji： Thank you very much for commenting , Dr.
Dr.：Nuclear power is the most destructive method of producing energy known to man; and it is a cold, indifferent technology that under the hands of man consistently and completely denies the deadly problems it poses and presents, from the stealth deaths it produces to the problems of storing its killer material for well over 24,000 years. It is difficult to imagine what greater problem humanity could really create for itself.
Actually we have just heard as 2011 ends that Catholics of Japan have united to advise the abolition of all nuclear power in Japan as yet another aspect of the anima stands up in valor.
Koji：In the extra edition of WMS, I said that the keystone for rebirth of Japan is Living from the Heart and Spiritual Activism. I strongly believe in this calamity Japanese people indicated the most important way to stand up to and triumph against chaos is to live the Six Heart virtues.
Dr.：The people in Japan have done this in a truly magnificent manner. It has been an inspiration to witness.
In as much as nuclear power might represent in one way the animus it also represents the fall of the animus. The government and nuclear industry are foolishly trying to protect a nuclear economic status quo even as economically the nuclear model has irreparably broken down, at least in Japan.
Koji：And I found that Quantum Pause technique has great availability to the activation of the Fluid Intelligence.
As one of disaster victims, I experienced this event and knew that the most critical thing to survive in the ultimate circumstance is the Intuitive Intelligence, not normal pattern of thought by mind and experiences.
Dr.： Due to your direct involvement you have come out in front of others here. In the future many others will be learning in the coming years and decades that the way forward is through the intuitive intelligence. It will be the most reliable source of contact and information at times. As such it is something we all need to develop as much as possible.
Stay true to and living from your heart.