Noam Chomsky There is no better measure of the moral health of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable people within it, and none or more vulnerable, or more precious, than children who are the victims of unconscionable actions. For Japan, and for all of us, this is a test that we must not fail.‥‥>full text


The Fukushima children’s lives are in danger!

Sign our petition for a collective evacuation of the children to protect them from radiation released after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
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To: Sendai High Court  
Mr. Yoichi Sato, Chief Judge  
Mr. Yoichi Suzuki, Judge
Mr. Naoto Ogawa, Judge

Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan


One and half years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, more than 260 000 children still remain in the highly contaminated areas. Although the parents in Fukushima are striving to protect their children in various ways such as wearing masks and consuming safe food products, their protection measures cannot be the solution to prevent radiation exposure. We demand of the government, as a part of their policy measures, to support collective evacuation of the children and to allow them a life in a safe and healthy environment.
On September 11, 2012, the first case of pediatric thyroid cancer was discovered by means of thyroid gland examinations of 38,000 children in Fukushima. Normally, the possibility of having pediatric thyroid cancer is around one out of 1 million children (Syunichi Yamashita, 2009, P 536 L1~2). Furthermore, the recent thyroid gland examination found out that 43% of 42,000 children have abnormal thyroid growth. This number is alarmingly high compared to the findings of an alternative examination conducted by Syunichi Yamashita, the radiation risk management adviser in Fukushima, resulting in 0.8% in Nagasaki in 2000, and 0.5% in Chernobyl five to ten years after the nuclear disaster. It is clear that something abnormal has been happening to the bodies of children in Fukushima. If these abnormalities seen in these children’s bodies are left unsolved, Fukushima will become another case of Belarus or Ukraine today, where healthy children are only 20% of the whole. This is not an issue of political measures, but the issue of the basic human rights, which casts the question whether the endangered children are to be spared or victimised. The government must learn from the lessons of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and return to the very basic principle ‘lives are the nation’s treasures’. Sign the petition and support us to evacuate the children from Fukushima to the non-contaminated area immediately.

We demand that children be evacuated to the living environment where the air dose rate is under 1mSv per year.
The children of the Plaintiffs of Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial

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This statement has been corrected a little the signature statement in Japanese.