Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God?" - (In Historical Context)

Tokyo Bay(Photos taken by EEE Reporter)

Now a holiday-studded week has started in Japan. Most of company employees in Japan would return to office next Friday or Monday after the next.

Indeed, this is the most clement season in Japan. And nowadays we have come to experience less and less earthquakes per day. Maybe it is time to take a break in the middle of the ongoing tragedy, though I am busy personally for my business in the coming week.

In Historical Context

What is the implication of 3/11 or March 11, 2011?

The Revelation, Chapter 3:
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

The Revelation, Chapter 20:
Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

It looks like time for a test or a challenge. If we take this 3/11 Disaster of Japan as an apocalyptic event, it must look really so. If we do not, it must not in fact look so.

We may go on living, turning our back to the apocalyptic feature of the 3/11 Disaster. But, we can show our respect for the God, turning our faces to the apocalyptic feature of the 3/11 Disaster. In any grave event, there must be apocalyptic feature some people take heed of and others simply neglect or even do not dream of existence of.

The 8/6 Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Attack and the 8/9 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Attack of 1945, the 9/11 Terror of 2001 on New York and Washington DC, and the Wall Street Debacle of 2008 could be all regarded as an apocalyptic event each for those who respect the God, but not by those who neglect the God.

In this context, the 3/11 Disaster of the M9.0 earthquake and the hundreds kilometer wide tsunami in addition to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents in Japan must be treated with utmost gravity.

For example, what do you think it was to feel anything facing in person the 8/6 Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Attack, the 9/11 Terror of 2001 on New York, and the Wall Street Debacle of 2008, if not the Pearl Harbor Attack in 19941, the death of JFK in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, Princess Diana in 1997, or JFK Jr. in 1999, and the victory of Mr. Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election?

Now, we are facing the 3/11 Disaster in Japan. All over developed, industrialized, and civilized nations in the world after WWII, it is the first time that 30,000 people were killed by one big disaster in a few hours. And, it did happen in Japan in the afternoon of March 11, 2011, involving nuclear reactor accidents which are still going on.

Truly, it depends on how one thinks that he or she is living in the history. If one lives only chasing money, he or she cannot have a sense of living in the history, thus neglecting apocalyptic feature in any incident. They are already lost. They have lost history; history has lost them. They do not even feel anger of the God through historical incidents. But, pious people fear the God, feeling manifestation of the anger of the God in any historical incident.

Yet, it is said that nobody forgets what he or she was doing on hearing the news about the Pearl Harbor Attack, the JFK Assassination, and the 9/11 Terror.

At least, it looks like that a chance for repentance should be given to anybody till the last moment.

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TEPCO made public a video clip taken by a camera attached to the long nozzle of a tall water canon vehicle. The video camera submerged and got inside the spent-fuel pool of the 4th reactor unit of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.

According to Tokyo Electric Power Corporation, total 1535 spent fuel rods seem to be safe in the water pool.

Yet, it looks like a long way to go, since actually the containment vessels of all the crippled four reactor units are exposed to the open air and the environment, which was unthinkable before this March.

One idea to handle the Fukushima No.1 Plant is a large-scale earth excavation. Create a big underground tunnel in the nuclear plant like the one in a copper mine of Chile where scores of workers were trapped last year. And, then throw all the contaminated debris into the tunnel 4000 meters below the surface as temporary measures.

(Was Jesus Christ married? Then who would be wife of the God, so awfully?

By the way, how can we refer to the Bible for the year 1971?

Rev 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

In October 1971, the United Nations General Assembly admits the People's Republic of China and expels the Republic of China [or Taiwan], opening a new era in East Asia and subsequently in the world.

In November 1971, Intel releases the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, opening a new era of small-sized computers and subsequently Information Technology for the Internet Age.

Mar 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Mar 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

Mar 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

Friday, April 29, 2011

"they might cast him down headlong" - (Europeans or Japanese?)

Back to Tokyo...
To Tokyo...

Europeans or Japanese?

The basic condition for a nation to succeed is:

1) Being a member of the European Civilization, or

2) Being Japan or sharing some key cultural aspects with Japan

Therefore, EU members, other European nations, Anglo-Saxon nations, the U.S., and Russia have succeeded materially to a certain extent or a full extent. Israel has also succeeded as a unique member of the European Civilization.

Naturally, Taiwan, South Korea, and China are coming out well as they have shared some key aspects of the ancient Chinese Civilization and the Buddhism with Japan. They can absorb well advanced and westernized civilization of the East Asia version Japan has developed through its hard efforts in learning and adopting the European Civilization since the late 19th century. On the cultural traditions of the ancient Chinese Civilization and the Buddhism and also on the unique Japanese culture, Japan has established its own modern civilization, so that those East Asian nations can easily import the technological, business, and institutional products from Japan without denying their own traditions.

(The Chinese industrial success of today was made possible by those Chinese youths who have came to Japan to learn modern science, technology, and economy since the late 19th century but not by those who went to Europe or America for study.)

Yet, the success of China has opened a new era of success for other nations that do not fall in either category above mentioned. Everybody now expects that India, Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia would emerge as an economic power each sooner or later.

But, what about the Middle East? Indonesia is an Islamic nation, but it is so close to East Asia and Japan. No strong Christian nations are around Indonesia. But, around the Middle East, there are Israel and strong European Christian nations that would rather suppress rise and prosperity of Islamic nations.

What about African nations? South Africa is not racially fully anti-European. Descendants of European immigrants constitute the core of power of South Africa.

And, what about Central and South Americas? Brazil can be very exceptional, since the people speak Portuguese but not Spanish.

So, it is very unthinkable that a princess of England could marry an Islamic Egyptian, no matter how rich he might be through his family business with American or European super-rich men.

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Luk 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

Luk 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

Luk 4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"went her way into the city, and saith to the men" - (Fukushima Daiichi Radiation)

Station &
Shinkansen-Train Travelling

Fukushima Daiichi Radiation

This is the 49th day since the occurrence of the 3/11 Disaster of Japan.

According to the Buddhism, the 49th day after one's death is important so that a special ceremony is conducted.

In one primary school, 74 pupils among 104 children were killed with 10 teachers by the 3/11 Tsunami. But, in other schools, most of children and students could escape as they were trained and educated routinely for tsunami emergency. And, as it was around 3 p.m. that the tsunami hit the shores near the earthquake epicenter, pupils were still in schools so that they could be led out by teachers out of the danger. Otherwise, twice or 10 times more children and students could have been victimized.

Yet, total 1,100 school boys and girls as well as students were killed or lost by the 3/11 Disaster of Japan, among 26,000 deaths and missing.

SECTION I: Fukushima Daiichi Mesaurement

Radiation levels at some points in the precincts of the Fukushima Daiichi (First) Nuclear Power Plant are measured everyday and made public by TEPCO:

The largest radiation level at the south spot of the main office building has been decreasing from 500 micro sieverts per hour to 400 steadily.

Other locations show around 200, 100, or 20 or so micro sieverts per hour, steadily dropping in these days.

SECTION II: Fukushima vs. Chernobyl

Some Japanese scientists judge that the Fukushima radioactive disaster is almost on the same level of the Chernobyl case, though data within a 30 km range of Fukushima Daiichi are lacked in the figure below.

Radiation data at each distance on the sixth day from the Chernobyl blast, and the seventh day from the Fukushima accident of March 11 are plotted in the figure below.

However, the following data were also collected by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology around Fukushima Daiichi:
On March 15, 2011:
195 to 330 micro-sieverts per hour at a 20 km point from Fukushima Daiichi

155 to 9.92 micro-sieverts per hour at a 10 km point from Fukushima Daiichi

So, it is considered that Fukushima radiation is fairly less than Chernobyl's.

SECTION III: Donation from the World

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan presented in its website information about donation from the world to victims and evacuees from the 3/11 Disaster.

USA: $60.1 million plus

South Korea: $8 million plus

Taiwan: $130 million plus

Thailand: $150,000 plus

Sri Lanka: $1 million plus

Indonesia: $2 million plus

East Timor: $500,000 plus

Samoa: $100,000 plus

Kingdom of Tonga: $110,000 plus

Afghanistan: $50,000 plus

Uzbekistan: $50,000 plus

Mongolia: $1 million plus

Kingdom of Bhutan: 1 million plus

Cambodia: $120,000 plus

Laos: $150,000 plus

Vietnam: $190,000 plus

Croatia: $720,000 plus

Slovenia: $210,00 plus

Estonia: $280,000 plus

Latvia: $200,000 plus

Ireland: $1.4 million plus

The Netherlands: $1.4 million plus

Slovakia: $140,000 plus

Brazil: $510,000 plus

Gabon: $1 million plus

Tanzania: $17,000 plus

Botswana: $140,000 plus

Namibia: $1 million plus

Sudan: $100,000 plus

North Korea: $100,000 plus


(To be continued...)

We, the Japanese, very much appreciate financial aid from all over the world.

Tokyo Electric Power Company has already received financial aid reaching $24.3 billion (2 trillion yen) from various city banks in Japan for its recovery operation and compensation for damage evacuees have incurred.

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Princess Diana was killed in Paris through a car accident in late August of 1997.

(Prepared by EEE Reporter; click to enlarge.)

She was remotely associated with the Rothschild family. However, nowadays dynamism of history is making all their past material glory obsolete, though truth of Diana's death is yet to be manifested like the tragic case of JFK Jr. in July 1999.

And, the 9/11 Terror happened in 2001; the War on Terror subsequently started; the Lehman Shock erupted in 2008; and finally the 3/11 Disaster befell Japan in 2011.

Yet, some souls might be still wandering around the extended shadows of late 1990's.

Joh 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

Joh 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"saving Naaman the Syrian" - (Learn Fukushima!)

Fukushima Station Square...
Fukushima Station Entrance...
Fukushima Station Mall...all three days ago.(Photos taken by EEE Reporter; click to enlarge.)

Learn Fukushima!

(Updated in January 2012)

How many people in the world had been working or living in Chernobyl before the 1986 nuclear accident in the former USSR town?

How many people in the world have any significant memory about Chernobyl before the 1986 nuclear accident?

I have some memory of having worked or lived in Fukushima Prefecture well before the 2011 nuclear accident in the Fukushima Daiichi (First) Nuclear Plant. And I think the memory is significant, indeed.

Fukushima was like any other places in the world with nice people and bad guys. And at the same time, Tokyo was full of bad guys and with some nice people, in my memory, at the time.

The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster led to the fall of the evil empire of the Soviet Union eventually.

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is leading to the fall of some evil force in Japan, so hopefully.

PART I: Fukushima vs. Tokyo

It is true that amounts of radiation measured in Fukushima City and Koriyama City are 20 times larger than the recorded value in Tokyo.

Both the two cities in Fukuhsima Prefecture are situated about 70 km west of Fukushima Daiichi. Though it is between one to two micro-sieverts per hour they are exposed to in the two major cities of Fukushima, the total amount in a year can reach more than 15 milli sieverts, if the radioactive situation continues. It is globally recommended that ordinary people should not be exposed to radioactivity of more than 20 milli sieverts in an accumulated dosage during a year.

Accordingly, in some elementary schools in Koriyama City, children are now forbidden to play in the athletic ground of the schools. The municipal authority plans to exchange surface soil of the grounds.

From Fukushima Daiichi to the Tokyo Station is about 220 km or 137 miles.

Yet, the range within a 70 kilometer radius of Fukuhsima Daiichi mostly includes rural and farming areas. But, the range within a 70 kilometer radius of the Tokyo Station comprises 35 million population. Any Japanese internationally notable, probably, live or work in this range or have important business associations therein.

In other word, a small nuclear bomb blasted around the Tokyo Station could have strong radioactive influence on citizens living within a 70 km radius on the Kanto Plain.

(Note: Immediately after the occurrence of the Fukushima Daiichi accident following the 3/11 tsunami, the US Government requested US citizens in Japan to evacuate the 80 km [50 mile] zone from the Daiichi plant.)

PART II: Okuma Town

Fukushima Daiichi Plant should be renamed Okuma Plant, since the nuclear plant is located actually in Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture.

It is just part of the prefecture, but due to the name of "Fukushima" Daiichi, all the population in the Fukushima Prefecture are suffering harmful rumors about their health and their products.

Okuma is a town located near Futaba District, Fukushima, Japan.
As of 2010, the town has an estimated population of 11,511 and a density of 146.26 persons per km². The total area is 78.70 km². In March 2011 the town was evacuated by government order due to the Fukushima I nuclear accident.,_Fukushima

All the residents in Okuma Town left the place as evacuees, but town office manages its web site for emergency use.

PART III: Abandoned Livestock

Farmers who lived within a 20 kilometer radius of Fukushima Daiichi were forced to leave their livestock. But, some released cows and pigs before compulsory evacuation.

There are reportedly 3000 cows and oxes and 30,000 pigs abandoned by their owners who were forced to leave their homes as they are situated within a 20 kilometer radius of Fukushima Daiichi.

Anyway, it is so impressive that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant with six reactor units, four of which are crippled, are surrounded by so many roads, structures, houses and buildings.

Aerial View around the Fukushima Daiichi (No.1) Nuclear Power Plant run by TEPCO

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In 1969, a launching ceremony was conducted for Japan's first, and only nuclear-powered ship Mutsu.

The reactor was completed on 25 August 1972, and fuel was loaded on 4 September.[2] When officials announced that the first test run was to be run at the pier in Ohminato, local protests forced them to reconsider.[2] Eventually it was decided to test the ship in the open ocean, 800 kilometres (500 mi) east of Cape Shiriya.[2] The ship departed Ohminato on 26 August 1974, and the reactor attained criticality on 28 August.[2]

As the crew brought the reactor up to 1.4% of capacity at 5pm on 1 September 1974,[2] there was a minor leak of neutrons and gamma rays[1] from the reactor shielding.[2] Westinghouse had reviewed the design and warned of this possibility, but no changes were made to the design.[2] There was no significant radiation exposure, but it became a political issue, with local fisherman blocking her return to port for over fifty days...

Following an overhaul, the Mutsu was completed in February 1991.[2] She then completed her original design objective of travelling 82,000 kilometres (51,000 mi) in testing, and was decommissioned in 1992.[2] Over 25 years, the programme had cost more than 120 billion yen (~US$1.2bn).[2]

Mutsu is very symbolic in that it did not meet expectations of the Japanese people on nuclear energy. If a nuclear energy-based engine cannot be safely, economically, and progressively applied to a ship, how can it be so safely, economically, and progressively applied to electricity generation?

(In 1969, mankind landed on the moon. Everybody thought we reached the top of history though war in Vietnam was being fought in real. But, everybody thought we reached the top of history, which is not necessarily so.

Luk 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"So is the kingdom of God" - (Radiation Comparison)

Around Main JR Station of Fukushima City...
Main JR Station of Fukushima City...
Fukushima City...two days ago(Click to enlarge)

Radiation Comparison

Those at or older than 65 account for 55.4% of all the casualties of the 3/11 Disaster of Japan.

The number of elder care facilities demolished by the earthquake and the tsunami is almost 100, or 3200 houses.

However, building of provisional housing is not smoothly and swiftly promoted partly because of a lack of suitable plots to be used for foundations.

Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan said today that all the 70,000 temporary homes now thought to be needed will be completed by the holiday season of the midsummer in August. PM Mr. Kan is not risking his life in recovery work though he pledged that he would do.

CHAPTER I: Radiation Amounts in Japanese Cities

In the map below, the area surrounded by a blue circle is under comparatively strong radiation. The red circled area indicating 200 kilo-meters (125 miles) from Fukushima Daiichi is a maximum range to be alerted for the worst case like the Chernobyl case.
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It is true that Fukushima City and Koriyama City as well as Nakmie Town are under strong radiation in comparison with Tokyo, due to the Fukushima Diichi accidents.

But, Tokyo is not particularly under a strong radiation threat:

TOKYO...0.0706 micro-sieverts

New York...0.095 micro-sieverts

Hong Kong... 0.14 micro-sieverts

Air flight from Tokyo to New York receives 50 micro-sieverts of radiation:

Los Angeles - Tokyo...43.3 micro-sieverts

London - Los Angeles...61.6 micro-sieverts

Paris - Washington...41.0 micro-sieverts

London - New York...37.0 micro-sieverts

Lisbon - New York...29.0 micro-sieverts

London - Rome...12.3 micro-sieverts

London - Frankfurt...7.2 micro-sieverts

Moscow - Minsk...5.5 micro-sieverts

If you fly from London to New York, you are exposed to an amount of radiation which is equal to that you are exposed to when you live in Fukushima City (1.54 micro-SV) for 24 hours; in Tokyo for 22 days; in Hon Kong for 11 days; and in New York for 16 days.

CHAPTER II: Chernobyl vs. Fukushima Daiichi

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Now 900 workers are tackling four reactor units in Fukushima Daiichi.

It is very strange that the Japanese Government would not send 9,000 workers, fire fighters, troops, engineers, scientists, medical staff and doctors, and officials to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to fix the problem as soon as possible.

They could also send 100 of robots into reactor buildings but they would not.

They just expect poorly-equipped and poorly fed and accommodated 900 workers to control the situation. They do not even pay handsomely to those courageous workers.

Something is absolutely wrong in their way of managing the Fukushima recovery work. The Kan Cabinet thinks it is an accident in peacetime, though it is actually a war on atomic energy.

(Once I was driving back home from Yokohama through the Third Keihin Road and Tokyo Express Ways. Every main road leading to the central part of Tokyo had its own characteristic. The Yokohama road to Tokyo was modern then and must be so still today. I did not feel any sense of scarcity there and then when I was driving back home from Yokohama through the Third Keihin Road and Tokyo Express Ways in early 1990's.)

Mar 4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

Mar 4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

Mar 4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

Monday, April 25, 2011

"when the heaven was shut up three years and six months" - (Friendship Fukushima)

Welcome to Fukushima...
Welcome to Fukushima...
So Welcome to Fukushima...(Photos by EEE Reporter)

Friendship Fukushima

Trade surplus of Japan in March dropped to 20% of the amount of last year's March.

One million people in the affected area of three prefectures in northeast Honshu Island have lost jobs or been forced to suspend business.

The amount of loss from the 3/11 Disaster of Japan is expected to reach $300 billion to $400 billion.

South Korea and China are requesting almost every good imported from Japan, including industrial products, to be screened for radiation. Accordingly the Japanese Government has raised a protest against such behaviors based on harmful rumors of exaggerated radiation diffusion.

And, it is said that half a million foreigners left Japan within a month after the 3/11 Disaster, and foreign tourists coming to Japan have reduced by 70%.

Yet, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear problems are not yet fixed, 230 km northeast of Tokyo. Prime MInister Mr. Naoto Kan was criticized scathingly in an Upper-House session in the National Diet today.

Maybe some foreigners can be better friends to the Japanese than their prime minister is.

PART I: American Aid for Fukushima Daiichi (No.1) Plant

1) iRobot's PackBot

An iRobot PackBot crawls through the Unit 3 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
(Credit: Tepco)

2) iRobot's Talon

The Department of Energy has been working around the clock to provide whatever assistance we can to the Government of Japan as they work to bring the Fukushima nuclear reactors under control. One unique capability that the Department has recently mobilized to help in this situation is an expertise in robotics.,0

3) Barge Carrier of US Navy

A barge carrying 1.04 million litres (275,000 gallons) of fresh water departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) to support the cooling efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. CFAY port operations cleaned and filled two barges totaling 1.89 million liters (500,000 gallons) of fresh water.

4) Putzmeister's Concrete Pump Car

5) The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that it is in discussions with Toshiba Group (Toshiba) to provide nuclear technical assistance and services to secure and maintain the safety of the nuclear power plants at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. The scope of work has not yet been defined.

6) GE Steps Up Reactor Aid

Last weekend GE activated a command center in Wilmington, N.C., staffed with 70 engineers and technical experts working full time on the crisis. In addition, GE said it has tapped a network of more than 1,000 current and retired engineers. Retirees have been providing necessary historical information on the reactors, including walking through in detail the modifications made to the containment designs decades ago.

GE isn't in direct contact with Tepco. It is working instead through its venture with Hitachi. The venture's teams have been directly advising the Japanese and U.S. governments.

7) Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier, etc.,0,1191539.story
03-11-2011 05:49 PM

Japan Earthquake: US Military Movement
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington is currently at Yokosuka Naval Base docked and in maintenance.

San Diego-based 3rd Fleet USS Ronald Reagan is currently on route towards Japan. USS Mercy currently in San Diego Bay undergoing maintenance will be activated if necessary.

USS BLUE RIDGE (command and control ship -- complement: approximately 1,500 all Navy), which arrived in Singapore this morning, is loading a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief kit and making preparations to depart Saturday morning.

The USS TORTUGA, (dock landing ship -- complement: approximately 410 Navy crew and 400 Marines) currently in Sasebo, Japan, is making preparations to get underway as early as Friday evening.

The landing ships USS HARPER'S FERRY and USS GERMANTOWN were in the Pacific and have been redirected to Japan.

USS ESSEX, (an amphibious assault vessel -- complement: 1,200 (Navy) 1,800 (Marines) with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, this morning. The ship is making preparations to depart as early as Friday evening.

Elsewhere, China although dealing with it's own disaster is also standing by it's rescue team in aid of Japan. Japan has accepted UN aid; 4 teams of special rescue teams are on route to Japan; 17 men each strong.

Some 17 members of the team of Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier helicopter owned by the United States, exposed to radiation from substances radioaktiv the boro of the installation caused by the tsunami in Japan.

However, said the U.S. Defense Department spokesman, Colonel David Lapan, “those people have all been released from radioactive substances with soap and water.”

The 17 marines in a helicopter team was part of a crew of eight U.S. Navy ships, including the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan who was in Japan on Monday (3/14/2011).

8) DOE, NRC, and HHS
Immediately after the March 11 earthquake, a team of experts from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Departments of Energy (DOE) and of Health and Human Services came to Japan to help the Government of Japan assess and address the damage at Fukushima Daiichi. The NRC, which has maintained a long working relationship with its regulatory counterpart, the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) over many years, established a daily dialogue with NISA about the status of the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s reactors, and related concerns.

9) US Specialists
The US military and radiological and disaster specialists will follow a nine-person US bio-hazard assessment team already in Japan determining the condition of the stricken reactors.

About 17,000 US military personnel were helping the Japanese with the relief effort, but they have been ordered to stay outside an 80km radius of the crippled plant. The Japanese continued to operate a 20km exclusion zone.

In the US, President Barack Obama has directed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review the safety of the 104 nuclear power plants in the country. He sought to allay public anxiety, assuring Americans that harmful radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster was not expected to reach the US, despite radioactive steam potentially blowing across the Pacific.

PART II: French Aid for Fukushima Daiichi (No.1) Plant



3) Protective Clothing

4) Areva SA

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
French Nuke Fuel Firm Head, 5 Experts To Visit Japan To Offer Aid

PARIS (Kyodo)--A French nuclear fuel company said Tuesday its president is about to visit Japan with five of the country's nuclear experts to tackle the crisis at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to Radio France.

Anne Lauvergeon, president of Areva SA, and the experts are expected to offer assistance in removing contaminated water accumulating inside nuclear reactors at the plant in northeastern Japan, a task currently considered to be of the highest importance as the water has been hindering restoration work.

PART III: Thailand

Thailand to send power facility to Japan
updated at 11:19 UTC, Apr. 25

The Thai government is to send a complete power-generation facility with two gas-turbine generators to Japan to help restore electricity supplies affected by the March 11th disaster and damage to the Fukushima nuclear power complex.

Once operational, the facility is capable of producing 240,000 kilowatts of electricity, enough for between 80,000 and 240,000 households, depending on demand.

The equipment was built in 1995 by a Japanese firm near the Thai capital, Bangkok, and has been used there in times of emergency, such as power outages.

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If you go and observe a devastated area of any natural disaster, you might learn something.

If you go and observe a devastated area of any man-made disaster, you might learn something.

But, the remnant of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp has not changed human minds and improved people enough.

You may go to the Sumatra Island, Haiti, and the Sanriku Region of northeast Honsyu Island of Japan to learn something. But, it will not change your mind and improve you enough.

The more horrible potential is always in the society, among people, and in market.

Money is more potentially dangerous than continental plates and faults.

Yet, if you are struck with enough awe on site of any large-scale disaster, you are not unusual or singular. A real mad man is not even frightened by power of a great disaster. So, it can serve as a test of checking sanity of a man. Indeed, a man has to stand in fear of what should be feared.

And, fools in Japan do not fear the Fukushima problems nowadays, though other fools in some countries simply believe harmful rumors about the Fukushima radiation.

Truly, what is needed in time of a great disaster is honest reporters.

Luk 4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

Luk 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

Luk 4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fractions of East Half of Fukushima Prefecture

Fukushima Station
Around Fukushima Prefecture
Shinkansen Express Train Links Fukushima to Tokyo(Photos taken by EEE Reporter.)

Fractions of East Half of Fukushima Prefecture

Daily results from measuring radiation at various points in Fukushima Prefecture and other parts of Japan, including Tokyo, are made public over the Internet in Japan.

(Click to enlarge.)

Indeed, some locations in Fukushima Prefecture still indicate 46, 24, 15, 10, or 5 micro sieverts per hour, which are 365 to 44 milli sieverts per year. (Receiving 100 milli-sievert radiation can increase a possibility of cancer as much as passive inhalation of cigarette smoke.) But, those locations are limited in an limited area in the specific direction from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

And, between Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo Prefecture, there are Tochigi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, and Chiba Prefecture.

People live as usual in Fukushima City, 80 km northwest of Fukuhsima Daiichi, and the commercial center of the prefecture Koriyama City, 80 km west of the nuclear plant, as I have confirmed it today.