A Hero in Fukushima
A Japanese doctor, or an obstetrician, died of cancer at 74 in a town close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant now under recovery work.
He delivered a baby 70 times or so since the eruption of the nuclear disaster. He would not leave the town, Minamis-Soma City, but stayed to continue his medical service till lately.
The hospital where he worked is just 25 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi. So, everybody in the hospital was evacuated but Mr. Kyohei Takahashi. Mr. Takahashi was also voluntarily engaged in decontamination work around houses where a pregnant woman or small children live.
Mr. Takahashi became the only full-time medical doctor after the nuclear plant got into a big trouble in March 2011, leaking radioactive material and driving other medical doctors out of the city. But he decided to work as usual, encouraging helpless citizens in Minamis-Soma City who could not run away from their homes due to various conditions despite high radiation doses. His existence became a symbol of recovery of the town eventually.
Mr. Takahashi said, "Children are the future of the nation." So, he tried to be a shield against dangerous radiation, since the hospital was in the evacuation zone as the Japanese Government so specified.
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Mar 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
Mar 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Mar 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.