Testimonials of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: “We want to protect the ocean, for the future and for our livelihood”

Jul 13, 2020

Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan), in cooperation with the NGO Peace Boat, have launched the next in their series of multilingual video testimonies of Fukushima’s current situation. In the latest installment, hear interviews with fishermen from Fukushima, who have been pushed back and forth by the Japanese Government and TEPCO policies, and who hold significant concerns for their future.

The fishermen interviewed told FoE Japan that they are still struggling to sell their fish due to the impacts of the nuclear accident. They are working to restore confidence step by step, by conducting efforts such as test operations and radiation monitoring themselves. However, the Japanese Government and TEPCO have launched a plan to discharge large amounts of radioactive contaminated materials generated at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, including tritium, into the ocean.

“From now, our worry is the problems for successors. If an unexpected fish (*an unexpectedly polluted fish) is found in the future, the young generations will really suffer, especially those in the fishing industry. Really. It’s a life-or-death matter.”

Please watch this video and listen to the voices of concern and anger of the Fukushima fishermen.

Chinese (Simplified)
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For more information contact:
Ayumi Fukakusa,
Climate Change and Energy Campaigner,
Friends of the Earth Japan
Email: info@foejapan.org