The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan happened more than six years ago, and most people, especially the non-Japanese, don’t even register it anymore. In most people’s minds, given the amount of time that has passed, the situation should have been ‘handled’ by now. After all, that’s what governments are for, right? In the following video, Right Wing News looks at disturbing new reports which shows that not only is the situation far from ‘handled’, but that it may be rapidly worsening. In an attempt to cool the reactors, they have generated 920,000 tons of radioactive contaminated water. They are running out of storage space and are now talking about dumping it straight into the ocean. Oh, and they’re not sure if the nuclear cores are still within the reactor or if they have melted through the bottom. How long will it take for this disaster to be fully contained?
When the crisis at the Fukushima power plant first began six years ago, there were legitimate fears that the radioactive particles spewing from the fuel rods could blanket the Earth. Since then the experts and the mainstream media have downplayed that possibility. Either they don’t think it’s possible, or they don’t think it’ll be significant. But recently, scientists in Norway have revealed that the radiation emitted from Fukushima really did have a global reach. It’s been over half a decade since Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown due to the effects of a tsunami which struck the island nation, …….Read More
Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, also has sold out of 50 Swiss-made air purifiers, which are said to keep out radiation and poisonous gas, and is trying to get more, said Nobuko Oribe, the company’s director. A purifier designed for six people sells for 620,000 yen (£4,396) and one designed for 13 people and usually installed in a family-use shelter costs 1.7 million yen (£12,073). Concerns about a possible gas attack have grown in Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliament session this month that North Korea may have the capacity to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas….Read More
The United States has deployed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to waters near the Korean Peninsula amid rising military tensions over North Korea. The Japanese government, which has asked the United States to provide advance consultation if it decides to launch military action against North Korea, has ramped up preparations for unexpected situations.The Japanese government anticipates the possibility of a joint response with the United States should a contingency arise. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed on Wednesday that the region is becoming increasingly tense. “[U.S. President Donald Trump] has stated that all options are on the table. It’s a fact tensions are rising,” he said at the Prime Minister’s Office after receiving a written proposal calling for tougher sanctions on North Korea from the Liberal Democratic Party’s Eriko Yamatani, chief of the headquarters for the abduction issue……Read More
Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled today, according to reports in Tokyo. Japanese defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards two Russian Ilyushin Il-38 fighter jets were sent out to Hokkaido, which is Japan’s most northern island, NHK reported today. The same day two anti-submarine aircraft, the Tupolev Tu-142 were deployed by Russia to the Sea of Japan, while two aircraft, believed to be the fighter jets, made a u-turn close to Tokyo after crossing the Pacific Ocean. They then returned to Russian territory, it has been reported, and the Japanese military said the aircraft did not trespass into its territory……Read More
Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become “parents”The approaches taken vary widely and are driven by different philosophical approaches that also beg a number of questions, not least whether these robo-tots will achieve the aim of their creators. To understand all of this it is worth exploring the reasons behind the need to promote population growth in Japan. The issue stems from the disproportionate number of older people. Predictions from the UN suggest that by 2050 there will be about double the number of people living in Japan in the 70-plus age range compared to those aged 15-30. This is blamed on a number of factors including so-called “parasite singles”, more unmarried women and a lack of immigration. So, what are the different design approaches that are being taken to encourage more people to become parents? These have ranged from robots that mimic or represent the behaviour of a baby through to robots that look much more lifelike. Read More
On April 14, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck to the east of Kumamoto city (the capital of Kumamoto Prefecture) on Japan’s Kyushu Island, killing local residents and damaging infrastructure. It was followed by multiple aftershocks. The following day, the same area was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Most of the tremors were felt strongly in the Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, the national NHK broadcaster said.Read Article
Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant