Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan), in cooperation with the NGO Peace Boat, have launched the next in their series of video testimonies regarding Fukushima’s current situation. The latest video, which is the ninth installment in the series, features an interview with Mr. Nakamura Jun, Co-Chair of the “Fukuichi Area Environmental Radiation Monitoring Project.”
Mr. Nakamura has been monitoring radiation levels in Fukushima for seven years, since feeling that “the government and TEPCO were not honest with the measurements. However, he states that “as for the soil [radiation dose], it doesn’t seem to have gone down very much.”
Mr. Nakamura also shares his concerns about the planned Tokyo Olympics, referred to as the “Recovery Olympics.” He says, “By successfully completing the torch relay, the Japanese government is trying to give the impression that the disaster at Fukushima is over. I want to make it clear that this is a terrible mistake.”
Despite high radiation levels, Iitate Village is host to various complicated problems, such as the construction of a newly certified kindergarten and sports facilities in efforts to encourage young people to the area. Mr. Ito continues to observe these issues up close.
Listen to the testimony of Mr. Nakamura Jun via the links below.
Visit the “Mieruka Project” website to view the other testimonies.
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