Stop Japan exporting NPP & supplying developing countries with ODA processed food from the contaminated disaster areas

October 24, 2011
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An Appeal from Japanese women to aim for a safe and secure world for our children without nuclear power plants and without fear of radioactive contamination

We plan to petition the Japanese government in an effort to stop “Exporting Nuclear Power Plants Overseas” and to stop “Exporting ODA Processed Food from the contaminated Disaster Areas “

1. Stop Japan from exporting Nuclear Power Plants to newly developing countries
The Japanese government (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) is still going ahead with plans to export Nuclear Power Plants to Vietnam, Lithuania, Turkey, and Jordan even though the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power Plant is not yet under control.
We learned from the accident that there is not 100% safety mechanism and if a big accident is occurred, it destroys people’s life completely. Many Fukushima people have been deprived their lands, houses, jobs domestic animals and many other things as well. In Fukushima many children cannot play at the outdoor playground because of high-level radiation levels.
We don’t want any more people, and especially any more children, anywhere in the world to have this kind of experiences.

2. Stop the Japanese government from supplying developing countries with ODA processed food from the contaminated disaster areas of Great East Japan Earthquake.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs applied for a budget 65 million dollars for this purpose under ODA (Official Development Assistance) and they are planning to offer processed food such as canned Tuna from disaster areas (mainly Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate) to developing countries. According to the government, the processed foods will comply with Japan’s guidelines for maximum permitted levels of radioactive substances for foodstuffs. However, we worry about the guidelines because after the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant the government increased the maximum upper limit for the radiation levels for water, milk and other drinks to 200Bq/L for cesium (in USA it is 0.111 Bq/liter; WHO standard 10 Bq/L) and 300Bq/L for iodine, and that for food to 500Bq/kg for cesium and 2000bq/kg for iodine (Codex standard 100 B1/L, in USA 170Bq/L) .
In Japan now some people, especially mothers are requesting the government to reconsider the guidelines. Mothers and some specialists think that the radiation dosages of the guidelines are too high for children. In fact, even now many countries prohibit to importation of food from Japan because of radioactive contamination.

We will deliver our letter and petition to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano and Minister for Foreign Affairs Koichiro Genba on 4 November 2011.

Please support us and add your name to our joint-signature letter and petition.
If you agree to participate in our joint-signature letter, please e-mail us with the following information: your name, country, organization and message to
“stophamaokanuclearpp@gmail.com” by 1 November 2011.  

And also, please use email to send your opinions to your government.

1. Stop Japan from exporting Nuclear Power Plants to newly developing countries
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda E-mail: post@nodayoshi.gr.jp
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano: You can send your opinion to the Ministory of Economy, Trade and Industry with this URL “https://wwws.meti.go.jp/honsho/comment_form/comments_send.htm#form

2. Stop supplying processed food from the contaminated disaster areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake to developing countries as ODA.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda E-mail: You can send your opinion to the Ministory of Economy, Trade and Industry with this URL “https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/forms/goiken_ssl.html
Minister for Foreign Affairs Koichiro Genba  E-mail: ikenteian@mofa.go.jp

Japanese women will sit-in in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from 27 October to 5 November with the aim of eliminating all nuclear power plants in Japan.
We have decided we must take action.

Please join us. We will stand together to eliminate Nuclear Power Plants all over the world!
We can live happily without nuclear energy.

Please join us. We will stand together to eliminate Nuclear Power Plants all over the world!
We can live happily without nuclear energy.

With best wishes,

Kaoru Izumi, Director of Shut Tomari, Co-Director of Save Fukushima Children Hokkaido, a former staff of UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Southern and East Africa Office, Zimbabwe and FAO HQ in Rome, and UN World Food Program (WFP) Staff in Zambia Office.
Yukie Tokura, STOP! Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant

Dear Media people
Please report about “the November 4th Petitions” and “the Japanese government’s policies & thinking about Nuclear power plants and radioactivity”.
News Release of “the November 4th Petitions” ⇒ click here  

4 Nov RENA MASUYAMA Art’s Performance NO NUKE!
STOP SPREADING RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES AROUND THE WORLD WITH OUR TAX MONEY!
SPREAD ❤LOVE!
Date: 10:00 to 12:00am on 4 November 
Place: “Women Sit-in” action’s tent in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (1 minute walk from A12a exit of Tokyo Metropolitan Kasumigaseki Station)
Rena Masuyama and women will draw a picture to petition the Japanese government in an effort to stop “Exporting Nuclear Power Plants Overseas” and to stop “Supplying ODA (Official Development Assistance) processed food to developing countries from the contaminated disaster areas of Great East Japan Earthquake”.
*Rena Masuyama is a contemporary artist and drew the picture of the header of STOP! HAMAOKA Nuclear power Platn’s web.
Rena Masuyama: http://www.renaart.com/

Contact and inquiry: Yukie Tokura, STOP! Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant 
E-mail: stophamaokanuclearpp@gmail.com Tel: +81-(0)90-4401-8774
http://stophamaokanuclearpp.com/en/