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Posted in: Justin Bieber in Japan to promote album See in context

smithinjapan: his music is stupid enough

basroil: he's annoying enough

smith and basroil, good boys! You two are getting along in here since you have a competition in common. Tahahahaha 冗談だよ :)

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Posted in: Movie titles in Japan: Jack, we understand your frustration See in context

hmmm... I've got some thumbs down...It seems like I'm not the only one still following this article posted four years ago. I love this movie title, "Jack, we understand your frustration"

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Posted in: No. 3 nuclear reactor at Oi plant back to full capacity See in context

@zichiJUL. 09, 2012 - 02:16PM JST

The world needs to be free of both atomic weapons and atomic power plants.

I really hope so if possible. You also mentioned some reactors need to restart until alternatives are available. I think that statement is very realistic and I would like to know more about it.

@zichiJUL. 08, 2012 - 11:18AM JST I have stated many times on this forum the need to start and operate the reactors until alternatives are available. Germany shut down 9 of it's reactors but will operate it's remaining 8 until about 2022.

When do you think alternatives will be available?

What kind of alternatives?

Why do you think the reactors need to start and operate (until alternatives are available)? Economic reasons? Environmental issues? Shortage of power? Or something else? Power conservation wouldn't work?

I have also said, no reactors should be started until the new atomic safety agency is functioning, probably after Sept., and the safest reactors should be operated and the unsafe ones decommissioned.

I understand that the new Nuclear Safety Agency will be functioning after September. Which reactors do you think should be restarted after September? According to the link you provided, Genkai 2,3,4 are lower in rank. Do you think they should be restarted? Or some other reactors?

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Posted in: Fukushima was 'man-made' disaster: Diet report See in context

zichi,

I have stated many times on this forum the need to start and operate the reactors until alternatives are available.

When do you think alternatives will be available?

What kind of alternatives?

Why do you think the reactors need to start and operate? Economic reasons? Environmental issues? Or something else?

I have also said, no reactors should be started until the new atomic safety agency is functioning, probably after Sept., and the safest reactors should be operated and the unsafe ones decommissioned.

Which reactors in Japan should be operated? Which ones shouldn’t?

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Posted in: Police refuse father's complaints about bullies linked to son's suicide See in context

To add more details to the article, the survey was conducted on all students, and about 320 students responded. Among the responses from the 15 students claiming that the victim had been subjected to the suicide practice were passages including: "He was told to practice taking his own life. He was beaten in the bathroom, and he was told to put a dead sparrow into his mouth," He asked a teacher for advice, but the teacher didn't do anything for him," and "He was forced to practice killing himself during lunch break every day."

Of the 15 students, 13 said the boy was extorted for money by his "friends," and that the perpetrators had even bullied the victim into revealing his bank account PIN, which they used to withdraw money. The 15 students also said the victim had been forced to shoplift on the bullies' behalf.

Bullying techniques revealed so far include putting the victim in a headlock, crushing him in the name of "training," pulling down his pants almost every day, and trying to force him to eat dead bees. Teachers witnessed them but they only reprimanded the instigators mildly.

During the first round of oral proceedings in May this year, the Otsu Municipal Government admitted that the boy had been bullied, but also insisted, "We cannot determine that he committed suicide because of the bullying."

The parents of the deceased boy filed a lawsuit with the Otsu District Court in February against three students and their guardians as well as the Otsu Municipal Government, demanding some 77.2 million yen in damages.

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120704p2a00m0na015000c.html

He was forced to shoplift, put a dead sparrow into his mouth, eat dead bees, pull down his pants, practice killing himself every day. And still the municipal government insists they cannot determine that he committed suicide because of the bullying…

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Posted in: Movie titles in Japan: Jack, we understand your frustration See in context

Quadruplets: Frisk, Cat, Pen, Ven (reborn), all born in June after Bas born in May. Told my fb friends who are also JT readers. They are all said, “LMAO, z is so small"

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Posted in: Movie titles in Japan: Jack, we understand your frustration See in context

and catt is your brother, too? frisk's question was HILARIOUS, wasn't it?

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Posted in: TEPCO repairing more reactors near Fukushima See in context

@basroil, Thank you very much for your help, alwasy :)

@warispeace, Thank you very much for the links. The Chernobyl one is very long, but looks informative. I'm a very slow learner when it comes to science, so I'll read it very carefully. Thanks again :)

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Posted in: Movie titles in Japan: Jack, we understand your frustration See in context

Venlo, How many brothers and sisters do you have? I assume around 10? lol

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Posted in: TEPCO repairing more reactors near Fukushima See in context

long-term health effects

I have been trying to understand what health hazard people get from radiation exposure.

basroil and zichi said in another thread 1.22microSv/h=10.693milliSv/y is not a problem.

What about internal exposure? According to Cabinet office, 38,469 Fukushima residents were examined their presence of radioactive materials in the body by whole body counters. (6/27/2011-4/30/2012)

[the result]

3mSv: 2 people

2mSv: 10 people

1mSv: 14 people

Below 1mSv: 38,443 people

What problem would “3mSv/2mSv/1mSv” cause?

http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/bukyoku/hoken/yobo/fukushimakensa.pdf

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Posted in: TEPCO repairing more reactors near Fukushima See in context

all the people in Fukushima who have suffered long-term health effects

Will you please help me understand? How badly have they been affected? What would possibly happen later on?

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Posted in: Fukushima was 'man-made' disaster: Diet report See in context

Kaieda said that Shimizu told him on the phone that TEPCO would evacuate from the plant. Shimizu said 退避. Kaieda thought he meant 撤退. So Kaieda told Kan that the workers will 撤退. Then Kan thought 撤退 meant 全面撤退(total withdrawal). Kaieda said it was “as if they were playing a broken telephone game,” referring to the children’s game that shows how information can change the more times it is passed on.

The Commission interviewed Masao Yoshida in the hospital what was going on then, and concluded that TEPCO never considered a total withdrawal.

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXDASGG08018_Y2A600C1EA2001/

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205180080

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

Thank you for your detailed replies, Basroil. I always enjoy reading them,

I agree. I really appreciate his/her effort making things easier for me to understand while those things must be explained in thousands of pages with all technical words and s/he dumbs it down to one paragraph.

Despite your negative ratings here, I do learn much from your posts.

I don’t really care about the ratings because some of his/her negative ratings are from a single person?

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Posted in: Patches of higher-than-average radioactivity found in Tokyo park See in context

@Stuart, Thank you very much. I also got email back from Katsushika-ku concerning 1.22microSv/h level at the park. As you said, I'm going to research myself and combine what I have learned. Thanks again for your great help.

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

I more useful to stay on JT?

Of course you are, but maybe not other 兄弟. Tag team others is pathetic.

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

You yourself stated only 1.22microSv/hour, without mention of the source

The source is from me, but venlo doesn’t want to talk to me because he/she has only ONE motive here. I was so naive!!! The things are all clear now.

please stop

Maybe I can stop them but I like 団子三兄弟

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

do stay away from cigarettes

OK :)

I wonder how many of the protestors smoke

I don’t know if marijuana causes cancer, but an actor Taro Yamamoto’s sister (both actively involved with the anti-nuclear movement) has been arrested for possessing 1.5g marijuana and 1.7g cannabis resin.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2012/06/30/kiji/K20120630003575900.html

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

@basroil

Thank you very much for the info. I should have said "my grandma WAS from Fukushima". She passed away long time ago. But still I have a strong feeling toward people in Fukushima because when I hear them talk in Fukushima accent, I always remember my grandma :)

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

@Stuart,

Did I make you upset? ("YOU" with capital letter?) If I did, I'm so sorry. I don't quite understand what you mean by "YOU have already made up your mind!" thing. I have a feeling that you think I'm pro-nuke. I think I have told you that I am neither pro/anti-nuke. I’m trying to learn both sides. If you read my previous posts, you will know how much I was trying to get information to go through this summer without NPPs. I provided several possible alternatives and all. I also provided several links which state how dangerous Oi NPPs could be. You told me that nothing is 100% safe. I agree with you. So I’m trying to be as realistic as possible and trying to know what we could do to go through this difficult situation after 3.11.2011. My grandmother is from Fukushima and I currently live one of the places so called radiation hotspot. So this specific amount of radiation 1.22microSv/h and all are all real concern for me. That’s why I’m trying to get accurate information as much as I could because I want to be safe living here. Again, if I made you upset, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.

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Posted in: Patches of higher-than-average radioactivity found in Tokyo park See in context

@Thomas Anderson,

Thank you very much for the information. Would you please dumb it down for me and answer these three questions? I’m not good at physics. If it's too much a bother, that’s ok.

1 What would man-made 1.22microSv/h do to children?

2 If you think cancer risk would increase, how much percent (with 1.22microSv/h level)?

3 If you think 0.059microSv/h (Tokyo on 7/2) is safe enough, why is the level/amount of cesium not harmful?

(extra question: Stuart says man-made and natural made radiation are different. Do you agree? If so, how are they different when it comes to 1.22mmicroSv/h?)

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Posted in: Patches of higher-than-average radioactivity found in Tokyo park See in context

Again I will say, young children have not fully developed their emmune systems yet, and since radioactive cesium attacks The emmune system, it "Can Be Dangerous" Also, comparing Natural accruing radiation to "man made radioactive cesium, waist", is two very different things, if I can Find the time I will explain to you. Lastly Please read Clemon Simons June 28,2012 - 11:06 AM

Thank you very much, Stuart. I understand that young children have not fully developed their emmune systems yet, and since radioactive cesium attacks the emmune system, it can be dangerous. My question is what would 1.22microSv/h level of radiation do to children. I read Clemon post and his link quite throughly trying to find what 1.22microSv/h means. They didn’t explain anywhere, instead “It’s dangerous. Stay away from there.” I would stay away from there if they say it’s really dangerous with scientific proof.

I did a little research myself and I found out that 1.22microSv/h=10.693milliSv/y that is the same level as Guarapari (Brazil). This high level of radiation does not seem to have caused ill effects on the residents of the area (Wikipedia). But you say man-made and natural made are different. So again, what would man-made 1.22microSv/h do to children while natural 1.22microSv/h is not so harmful?

You repeatedly explained to me that radioactive cesium is dangerous to children. I understand that. The radiation level of Tokyo from the monitoring post on 7/2 was 0.059microSv/h. Do you think it is dangerous or safe? With 0.059microSv/h level, would the cesium be harmful or safe enough? Would 1.22microSv/h increase cancer risk? If so, how much? According to WSJ, for the people in Fukushima who were exposed to the radiation, their chance of getting cancer has increased by 0.0002%.

I would really appreciate if you help me with my questions. I would like specific answers with the level of radiation (1.22microSv/h) because it is the whole point of the problem at Mizumoto park.

[my questions]

1 What would man-made 1.22microSv/h do to children?

2 If you think cancer risk would increase, how much percent (with 1.22microSv/h level)?

3 If you think 0.059microSv/h (Tokyo on 7/2) is safe enough, why is the level/amount of cesium not harmful?

(extra question: I still don’t understand why you bring up Takashi Kabayama’s death to my question. Is it relevant?)

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

@Stuart hayward

Don't wait too long.

Thanks, but I’m fine. I can wait. If he/she doesn’t want to answer, that’s fine, too.

Btw, about the MIzumoto Park incident, which city councilor died ? You are not talking about Kabayama Takashi, are you? Please leave your answer on “Patches of higher-than-average radioactivity found in Tokyo park” article. I’m sure the moderator won’t remove your post because it’s relevant. But again, if you don’t want to answer, that’s fine.

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

@Stuart hayward

From this article: Meltdown and exploded, destroyed back up generators to keep reactor core cool, latest problem, cooling system failed, JT readers inform us that ,"it is now fixed, then at the bottom,"cracks and warping" of the building that houses "the pool", Plus I left out the scary suff, " if they can't keep things cool"

I’m sorry one of your posts is removed, but you mentioned people in Tokyo would need to be evacuated. I want to know if the evacuation would be right away or it would go slowly. What do you think is the worst case scenario?

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

zichiJUN. 26, 2012 - 12:14AM JST I think this is because it's No3 reactor is running and generating full power. That's only 10 days after being given gov't permission, which if their original stated periods are correct, KEPCO actually started the No3 reactor even before it received gov't permission.

I don’t mean to be a troll at all, but you say all those people on the footage I provide below, METI vice minister Makino and the workers, are all pretending and acting that this is their first time for the past 15 months to switched it on?

http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ann/news/web/html/220702007.html

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

So it is a fact now that KEPCO started the reactor no.3 at 9pm 7/1. The speculation that they had already started it without informing us was incorrect. I’m little sad being called “troll”. I was just trying to be realistic with factual data that I could find…

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

This morning a group of protestors chained themselves to the main gates of the Oi plant. I don't know what happened following that, but the cops were there.

You can watch a live on USTREAM (protesters in front of the main gate of Oi NPP)

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iwakamiyasumi

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Posted in: 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis See in context

According to Tokyo shimbun (5:09pm), the cooling system has restarted around 3pm today. The temperature rose to 42.9℃

http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/s/article/2012070101000480.html

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Posted in: Record radiation levels detected at Fukushima reactor See in context

@SquidBert

But lately research has shown that even quite small doses such as those received from a dental xray (50 -200 microSv range) leads to increased rates of brain cancer.

I think “increase” is a very tricky word.

According to Wall Street Jouranl (3/2/2012), Kathryn Higley, a professor of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University said, “From a radiological perspective, we expect the impact to be really, really minor,” said Of the first 10,000 people exposed to radioactive plumes in the wake of the Fukushima accident—those assumed to have the highest levels of radiation exposure—only 73 had exposure higher than 10 millisieverts. Even among the workers battling the crippled plant, the average exposure was only about 9 millisieverts.

The panel members generally concurred that the levels of radiation emitted after the accident will not measurably raise the risk of getting cancer. The panelists estimated that the risk of getting cancer for those exposed would increase by about 0.002%, and the risk of dying from cancer would rise by 0.001%.

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2012/03/02/fukushima-health-impact-minimal/

The risk of getting cancer would increase by 0.002%, she said. Should I be scared of 0.002% increase or it’s basically nothing to worry about?

@Star-viking,

Thank you for reading my posts and leaving comments. I always read your posts carefully, especially the comments against my post. I sometimes do not reply to you not because I’m ignoring you but I have nothing to say since you have got a point in there :)

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Posted in: Tens of thousands protest Japan nuclear restart See in context

@Venlo,

More people need to be evacuated, especially pregnant women, children & younger adults in areas registering over 0.5μSv/h @ 1 meter above the ground.

First of all, I’m not your enemy. I’m neither pro/anti-nuke. I don’t have enough knowledge yet to choose. I’m just trying to learn things here.

I just want to know why you say people especially pregnant women, children and younger adults in areas registering over 0.5microSv/h @1m above the ground need to be evacuated. What would 0.5microSv/h do to those people? What about adults? Are adults safe? If so, why?

I understand the radiation level in Denver, Colorado is around 0.6microSv/h all the time. According to U.S. NRC "Currently Denver, Colorado is reading 0.64microSv/hr (4:00pm MST 4/10/11). People residing in Colorado are exposed to more natural radiation than residents of the east or west coast because Colorado has more cosmic radiation at a higher altitude and more terrestrial radiation from soils enriched in naturally occurring uranium. Although Colorado has the highest average background radiation levels in the US, the state has some of the lowest cancer incidence and death rates in the country, around 10% below national levels." (the exact link is no longer available. I provide the closest link. )

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/bio-effects-radiation.html

The population of Denver is around 600,000. I’m sure there are pregnant women, children, young adults living there. Do you think they should be evacuated?

The recent news said 1.22microSv/h radiation was found in Mizumoto Park, Katsushika-ku Tokyo. The group of people こどもと区民を放射能から守る葛飾連絡会 found it and their website says “Stay away from there. It’s dangerous.” I was wondering how dangerous it is, but they didn’t say anything why or how. With a help from other JT posters, I found out that 1.22microSv/h=10.693milliSv/y that is the same level as Guarapari (Brazil) which is a well-known tourist destination, known for its curving white sand beaches, whose population is 101,116 (2005) This high level of radiation does not seem to have caused ill effects on the residents of the area (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guarapari

So basically, if you are standing at one of 9 places in Mizumoto Park for 24/7 for 1 year, you get same amount of radiation from living in a beach town Guarapari, Brazil. Do you think MIzumoto Park is dangerous? Do you think 101,116 residents of Guarapari should be evacuated?

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