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Short Note from Japan on March 29

I am going to write some of my thoughts. Please don’t think it as what Japanese government announced or Japanese media reported. I am getting those information and my thoughts would be effected by them, but what I am going to write is only what I am thinking and feeling.

  • I think you should be careful about the yellow sands from China rather than the radioactive materials from Fukushima if you are in the west of south part of Japan as there is the Prevailing westerly around the Northern Hemisphere. I think there is very small possibility for the radioactive materials to reach Hiroshima because of the wind, but we couldn’t stop yellow sands to reach here because of the wind. We have been warned sometimes to stay inside when so many yellow sands reached Japan if you have a problem on your bronchus.
  • Well, it is possible for the radioactive materials to reach North America, Europe etc. because of the wind, but I believe it won’t be so dangerous when nuclear authorities say it is not dangerous by my own experience. When Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident happened, I was a girl, maybe 13 years old or so, (don’t guess how old I am now! lol ), and the distance between Hiroshima and Chernobyl is shorter than the distance between North America and here, but we were not warned any way and most of us are healthy adults now. I said “most of us”, not “all of us”, yes, but I believe you have lost some of your friends with any reason if you are older than mid 30.
  • If you are in the Northern Hemisphere and your country has nuclear weapons, especially that if your country has taken a test for a new nuclear weapon inside of your country, I recommend to make sure to live west edge of your country.
  • I have been frustrated about belated announcement by the government or TEPC, etc. I think there might be many things they didn’t say in front of camera among what they already knew, but I feel they didn’t make lies. They know very well that we can get any information on the internet, even in foreign language.
  • I hope you don’t think me supporting Japanese government, nuclear power, TEPC. No. I don’t support them, but I think it is not a time to point a finger and yelled at them, but a time to let them put all their wisdom and power to make our situation better. We can do anything when everything is settled down, including to change our prime minister.
  • I should say that I am bit mentally insecure since the disaster. I have recalled many memories of what I have heard about the bomb, what I experienced in Kyoto as a collage student living alone separated from the rest of my family when a big earthquake attacked Kobe in 1995, and what I saw and felt when I visited the Ground Zero in NYC. Sometimes, I can’t sleep well or can’t stop myself tearing when there is no reason to cry. I hope you don’t have such a mental problem.

Well, it’s time to go. Wish you a nice and pleasant day!

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Messages For Peace

Do you know this?

The message from those people who got the Nobel Peace Laureates for the Peace of the world, especially about the nuclear weapons.

http://www.hiroshimapeacemedia.jp/mediacenter_d/en/hiroshima-nagasaki/

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2009 in for peace, Hiroshima, nuclear weapons

 

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A Piece Of The Atmic Bomb still Develops Radiation

I tried to find English information, but I can’t find…. So sad.

The news was ;

Some Doctors of Nagasaki University found out the way to see that the pieces of the atomic bomb which exploded for over 60 years ago still develops radiation inside of the suffered people’s body.

Even over 60 years later.

That’s nuclear weapons.

If a nuclear weapons will explode around you both by the accident or as an attack for your country, it will happen to you and your family and your friends, and nobody can stop it working inside of your body causing many problems on your health.

Do you want to live such a life?

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2009 in for peace, Hiroshima, nuclear weapons

 

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A Message For Peace From Mr. Issei Miyake

Mr. Issei Miyake (三宅一生) is a famous clothe designer from Japan, Hiroshima.

He offered an article to the New York Times about his experience and opinion of the atomic bomb.

By posting this, as I wrote before, I don’t intend to make an excuse about what Imperial Japan had done or offend to American people.

I just wish everyone to think about the Peace of the World.

Here is a link to the Message From Mr. Issei Miyake

And, I have copied the article here for in case of that the link wouldn’t work…..

IN April, President Obama pledged to seek peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons. He called for not simply a reduction, but elimination. His words awakened something buried deeply within me, something about which I have until now been reluctant to discuss.

I realized that I have, perhaps now more than ever, a personal and moral responsibility to speak out as one who survived what Mr. Obama called the “flash of light.”

On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on my hometown, Hiroshima. I was there, and only 7 years old. When I close my eyes, I still see things no one should ever experience: a bright red light, the black cloud soon after, people running in every direction trying desperately to escape — I remember it all. Within three years, my mother died from radiation exposure.

I have never chosen to share my memories or thoughts of that day. I have tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to put them behind me, preferring to think of things that can be created, not destroyed, and that bring beauty and joy. I gravitated toward the field of clothing design, partly because it is a creative format that is modern and optimistic.

I tried never to be defined by my past. I did not want to be labeled “the designer who survived the atomic bomb,” and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima. They made me uncomfortable.

But now I realize it is a subject that must be discussed if we are ever to rid the world of nuclear weapons. There is a movement in Hiroshima to invite Mr. Obama to Universal Peace Day on Aug. 6 — the annual commemoration of that fateful day. I hope he will accept. My wish is motivated by a desire not to dwell on the past, but rather to give a sign to the world that the American president’s goal is to work to eliminate nuclear wars in the future.

Last week, Russia and the United States signed an agreement to reduce nuclear arms. This was an important event. However, we are not naïve: no one person or country can stop nuclear warfare. In Japan, we live with the constant threat from our nuclear-armed neighbor North Korea. There are reports of other countries acquiring nuclear technology, too. For there to be any hope of peace, people around the world must add their voices to President Obama’s.

If Mr. Obama could walk across the Peace Bridge in Hiroshima — whose balustrades were designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi as a reminder both of his ties to East and West and of what humans do to one another out of hatred — it would be both a real and a symbolic step toward creating a world that knows no fear of nuclear threat. Every step taken is another step closer to world peace.

Issey Miyake is a clothing designer. This article was translated by members of his staff from the Japanese.

 

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Hiroshima

Today is August 6, the day that the first atomic bomb attacked Hiroshima 63 years ago.

I know there’s a lot of people who think the bomb saved many people being dead.

I know there’s a lot of people who think the bomb made  Asian people free from Japan.

I know we, Japanese, did a lot of bad things, absolutely bad things during the war.

I hope, I wish only one thing.

If you mention about the bomb, please know about what had happened under the bomb.

I don’t mean that the Hibakusya have been more suffering than the people who were suffered from Japan.

No, I couldn’t say such a thing.

I just think that the bomb already had a big effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki even 63 years ago.

I just guess that the effect of nuclear weapons must be bigger today.

And, we, human beings, couldn’t stop making mistakes.

We would make mistakes even if we are very, very careful.

Then, I think there might be a possibility that YOU would be hurt by a nuclear weapon if your country keeps nuclear weapons.

Then, I think you might need to determine to be suffered from a nuclear weapon if you give your support for keeping nuclear weapons in your country.

If your country doesn’t keep any nuclear weapons right now, but still there’s a possibility that your country will keep nuclear weapons someday, if there’s a nuclear weapons on the Earth.

Then, I think that the knowledge about what had happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki gives you a information about what will happen if a nuclear weapon explode where you are today or in the future.

I wish you who read this post try to see from this point of view about what nuclear weapons are.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2008 in for peace, life in Japan, My life

 

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Be careful! A missile is coming to our town!

Yesterday, I mean on June 30, a local government in Japan announced that message all over the town through the official emergency network by the accident (we have many speakers around our town or city, and every local government announced emergency messages through the speakers. For example, warnings of earthquakes, typhoons etc. those kind of natural disasters, or, requesting a information of lost children or old people.)

After the accident, a spokesperson said that the computer which is connected with the National security system had some trouble and a staff shut down and rebooted it, then, the message announced automatically and they couldn’t stop it before it happens.

Fortunately, it was just an accident, but the people who live there must had been surprised and  panicked.

And, I’m wondering how I could be careful from a coming missile…

I doubt I can do something against it.

And I also imagine how horrible my life would be if missiles have been coming again and again.

Sadly, there are many, many places where those things have been happening all over the world.

How hard their lives are.

I’m not sure what I can do, but we should do something.

This is my little little one step.

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2008 in computer, for peace, life in Japan

 

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