Watch (unedited) the Japanese activists' presentation Sep 22, 2011

Video runs a little over one hour.


A crie de coeur in New York ...and other photos

Sachiko Sato made her pleas known and heard when Japan Prime Minister Noda arrived 200 yards away from our No Nukes rally near the UN on September 22. Below are photos from the visit by our Japanese delegation of activists and farmers to New York City and Peekskill, NY near the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Photos: ©David M. Grossman.



















A son of Japan writes to the leader of the US

Dear President Obama,

I know that this might sound very strange for a young man from a foreign country to write this but the words have to be said. My mother, Kaori Izumi, (pictured) has recently visit New York to participate in the Nuclear Power Plant protest. Now on to the reason I am writing this. I am not good with my words so please bare with me. If the world keeps using nuclear power as the main resource for energy then when the next huge earthquake happens, then the power plants will releases the radiation, then half of the globe will be contaminated again, the water, air, every living form will be contaminated. For humans the DNA will be cut off and as a result, causes cancer, and the children who are born will have physical disabilities. Please listen from someone who has friends from Fukushima and have had to evacuate because of what happened. What happens if this happens in America? How would you solve it, cause it will never go away, it will stay here forever. You'll drink the radiation, you'll eat it, and you'll breath it. There is no denying that the fact is that the nuclear radiation will kill us all if it isn't controlled. I know this is weird for me to write but I just had to say it. Sorry that this letter takes up your time, enjoy your life while you can, may God bless you and your family.

from a Japanese student Kai Nergaard Izumi

Will UN ever get it right on nuclear? (Answer: probably not.)

"The president of the UN General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al- Nasser, (pictured) said that Fukushima was a "stark reminder" that ensuring nuclear safety requires the maintenance of the highest nuclear safety and security standards, as well as long-term disaster preparedness and strong international cooperation."

Actually, no, "ensuring nuclear safety" actualy "requires" closing all nuclear power plants worldwide, and safeguarding the waste on site until such a time when (if) a better solution is found - something that has eluded humankind since the dawn of the Atomic Age and may never be resolved.


A short NHK news clip from the Fukushima eye-witnesses presentation in NYC

View here.

(Pictured: Sachiko Sato (far left) and daughter Mina, 13. AP Photo.