Tag Archive: fukushima

Prime Minister Noda has decided, against the will of the Japanese people, against the will of residents of Fukui Prefecture, and against the will of the world to restart the nuclear reactors at the Oi nuclear waste generating station, placing Japan and the rest of the world under threat of a repeat of the Fukishima disaster.  Safety measures are inadequate, and Japan has only met 15 of 30 of the IAEA’s safety requirements.  

Media reports of large protests in Japan are being suppressed.  Protests are being coordinated at Japanese embassies worldwide, to let the Japanese Prime Minister know that the world is opposed to their action.  Whether you can make it to a protest or not, you can definitely call your local Japanese embassy and express your opposition to nuclear power.  List thanks to facebook group Fukushima Watchdogs: 

Japanese Embassies list worldwide

Japanese Embassies list worldwide

By D’un Renard · Last edited about a month ago · Edit Doc · Delete

Here are all the Japanese embassies in the world that we will contact either directly or contact them via email. We expect to march down some of the embassies to scream our miscontent and demand that these murders be stopped at once !

Our thanks to Maroushka France, Corinne Dausse and  巣三根 スサンネ from Evacuate Fukushima for compiling this list:


Représentations diplomatiques du Japon – Wikipédia





Embajada del Japón en la Argentina

Bouchard 547, Piso 17

C1106ABG – Ciudad de Buenos Aires República Argentina      Tel: (54-11) 4318-8200 / 8220      E-mail: taishikan@japan.org.ar


Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane 17th Floor, 12 Creek St,

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  Email: jpncgbne@tokyonet.com.au

Australie Camberra :

Embassy Contact Details

Address: 112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia

Telephone:             (02) 6273 3244

Facsimile: (02) 6273 1848

E-Mail (VISA & Consular): consular@cb.mofa.go.jp

E-Mail (Culture & Information): cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp

E-Mail (Medicine and Trade):


  • Melbourne
  • Level 8
  • 570 Bourke Street
  • Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Australia
  • Tel:61-3-9679-4510
  • Fax:61-3-9600-1541

Perth : New Address

U22 / Level 2, 111 Colin Street, West Perth WA 6005

2 Mailing Address Visa : ryoji@jpnwa.com, info/culture/education : info@jpnwa.com

PO Box 1915 West Perth WA 6872

3 Phone Number etc.

Telephone:            08-9480-1800      (unchanged)

Fax:08-9480-1801 (new)


Level 34, Colonial Centre

52 Martin Place

Sydney NSW 2000

(G.P.O. Box 4125

Sydney NSW 2001)

Tel:             (02) 9231 3455

Fax: (02) 9221 6157 (General)

Fax: (02) 9223 4027 (Visa Section)

Fax: (02) 9221 8807 (Information Section)

Fax: (02) 9232 4240 (Economic Section)

[Country code +61]


Embassy of Japan in Austria

Heßgasse 6, 1010 Vienna



Telephone + 994 12 490 78 18/19 Fax + 994 12 490 78 17/20 E-mail info@embjapan.az Address 1033, Izmir Street, Hyatt Tower III, 5/6 floors, Baku AZ1065, Azerbaijan Republic

BELGIUM : ? no mail

Embassy of Japan in Belgium

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. YOKOTA Jun

Address: Square de Meeûs / De Meeussquare 5-6, 1000 BRUXELLES / BRUSSEL

Telephone: 32-(0)2-513-2340

Fax: 32-(0)2-513-1556

Consular Section of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium

Consul: Mr. JOTO Yoshihisa

Address: Square de Meeûs / De Meeussquare 5-6, 1000 BRUXELLES / BRUSSEL

Telephone: 32-(0)2-500-0580

Fax: 32-(0)2-513-4633

Opening hours: Monday-Friday

AM: 9:30-12:00 and PM: 1:30-4:00

Cultural and Information Center of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium

Director: Ms. SATO Keiko

Address: Avenue des Arts / Kunstlaan 58, Ground Floor, 1000 BRUXELLES / BRUSSEL

Telephone: 32-(0)2-511-2307

Fax: 32-(0)2-514-5333

Opening hours: Monday-Friday



For General Information,


For Education and Scholarship, education@embjp.accesstel.net

For Visa Information, consular@embjp.accesstel.net

Main Office, Consular & Visa Office Plot

5 & 7 Dutabash Road, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

Tel: 880-2-881-0087

FAX: 880-2-882-6737

Mailing Address P.O. Box # 458 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Office Hours Day Sunday to Thursday (Except Embassy’s holidays)

Time 09:00am ~ 05:00pm

12:30pm ~ 01:30pm (Lunch break)


House No.55, Salmaniya Avenue, Block No.327, Bahrain

P.O.Box 23720

Tel: +973(Country Code)-17-716-565

Fax: +973(Country Code)-17-715-059

At emergency:+973(Country Code)-3-8391158

Business Hours: 8:00 – 14:00 (Consular Section)

(Ramadan timing:8:30–13:30)

Closed on Friday, Saturday and special holidays (see below)

E-mail Address:jpembbh@batelco.com.bh


http://www.bo.emb-japan.go.jp/esp/consular/index.htm (à lire)

contact :



Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bistrik 9, 71000, Sarajevo

Tel:             +387-33-277-500       (Dial-In)

Fax: +387-33-209-583

e-mail: japanbih@bih.net.ba



Physical: 4th floor Barclays House, Plot 8842, Khama Crescent, Gaborone, Botswana (For DHL,EMS,Fedex)

Postal: Private Bag 00222, Gaborone, Botswana (For other percels)

Telephone / FAX

(+267) 391 – 4456 / (+267) 391 – 4468

Opening Hours

8:00~16:45 (Monday – Friday ※Excluding closing days)

Visa Section

9:00~12:00 14:00~16:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday ※Excluding closing days)

Information & Culture Center

8:00~16:45 (Monday – Friday ※Excluding closing days)


Consular: consular@gr.mofa.go.jp

Information & Culture Centre information@gr.mofa.go.jp

BRAZIL(reprendre le lien des ambassades, écrits en Japonais pour autres juridictions / have a look please http://www.embassyworld.com/Embassy_Of_Japan/Embassies_A-F/to update, I just speak english)

TEL: 61-3442-4247 (Departamento Consular)

FAX: 61-3242-2499

E-mail : consular.japao@bs.mofa.go.jp


Dirección: Avenida Mariscal López Nº 2364, Asunción Teléfono: +595 (21) 604.616 (R.A.) Fax: +595 (21) 606.901 Horario de atención al público:

Lunes a viernes:

08:00 a 12:00 y de 13:00 a 16:45


embajada@rieder.net.py   Consulado:

Lunes a viernes:

08:00 a 12:00 y de 13:00 a 16:00


japonconsulado@rieder.net.py   Departamento Cultural:

Lunes a viernes:

08:00 a 11:30 y de 13:00 a 16:30



Departamento de Cooperación Técnica y Económica:

Lunes a viernes:

08:00 a 12:00 y de 13:00 a 16:45


coopjp@rieder.net.py       Departamento de Asuntos Económicos:

Lunes a viernes:

08:00 a 12:00 y de 13:00 a 16:45




Telephone (+673) 222 9265

Fax (+673) 222 9481

Email embassy@japan.com.bn



14 Lyulyakova Gradina str, Sofia 1113

Tel.: +359-2-971-2708; Fax: +359-2-971-1095

Email: not found



Ambassade du Japon au Burkina Faso

01 BP 5560 Ouagadougou 01 Accès  Jours de fermeture

Tél : 50 37 65 06

Email: not found



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The Embassy of Japan

255 Sussex Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K1N 9E6


Tel: 613-241-8541

Fax: 613-241-2232

General email: infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp

Consular/Visa email: consul@ot.mofa.go.jp



Dirección:Ricardo Lyon 520, Providencia, Santiago Estación Metro Los Leones


022321808 (Dp. Cultura)

022321809 (Consulado) ax022321812

024217574 (Consulado)










keizai@pk.mofa.go.jp (経済部)




















ryoji@pk.mofa.go.jp (氏名、電話番号をご記入下さい。)



Carrera 7 No. 71-21

Torre B Piso 11

Bogotá, D. C. – Colombia

Sur América

PBX: +57 (1) 317 50 01

FAX: +57 (1) 317 49 89

FAX: Asuntos Consulares +57 (1) 317 49 56

Correo Electrónico: info@embjp-colombia.com



Ambassade du Japon en République Démocratique du Congo

Adresse:Building Citibank 2ème étage, Avenue Colonel Lukusa, Gombe, Kinshasa, RDC

Boîte postale:B.P.1810 Kinshasa, R.D.C



Email: not found



Torre La Sabana Piso 10, Sabana Norte, San José

Apartado Postal 501-1000, San José


+506 2232-1255


+506 2231-3140




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Embajada del Japón en Cuba

Centro de Negocios Miramar,

Edificio No.1, 5to. piso,

Ave. 3ra., esq. a 80, Miramar, Playa,

Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba

CP: 11300 Teléfonos: (+53) 7-204-8904

(+53) 7-204-3355

(+53) 7-204-3598

(+53) 7-204-3507

(+53) 7-204-3508 FAX: (+53) 7-204-8902

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Av. Winston Churchill No. 1099, Esq. Andrés Julio Aybar

Torre Citigroup Piso 21, Acropólis Center

Ens. Piantini, Santo Domingo, R.D.

Teléfonos: (809) 567-3365

Fax: (809) 566-8013

Email not found



Av. Amazonas N39-123 y Arízaga,

EDF. Amazonas Plaza, Piso 11, Quito, Ecuador

(P.O.BOX 1721-01518)







89 Av. Norte y Calle El Mirador, Colonia Escalón.

Nivel 6 Torre 1, World Trade Center, San Salvador.

Número de Teléfono: (503) 2528 1111; Fax:(503) 2264 6061

Email not found



Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Egypt

Add:  81 Corniche El Nil St., Maadi, ( P.O.Box 500, Maadi ), Cairo ►MAP

Tel:   +20-2-25285903 / 4      Fax: +20-2-25285906

Email: culture@ca.mofa.go.jp



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Tel: 0251-11-551-1088

Fax: 0251-11-551-1350

Email not found



Unioninkatu 20-22 Havis Business Center 5F, 00130 Helsinki





【FAX】: 09-633012




7 Avenue Hoche 75008 Paris

Messages relatifs aux visas, formalités de séjour au Japon, état civil : consul@ps.mofa.go.jp

Pour tout autre renseignement (hors demandes de traduction ou propositions commerciales) : info-fr@ps.mofa.go.jp

01 48 88 62 00 (accueil téléphonique: 9h30 – 13h, 14h30 – 18h)



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Botschaft von Japan

Hiroshimastraße 6

10785 Berlin

Tel. (0 30) 210 94-0

Fax (0 30) 210 94-222







46, Ethnikis Antistasseos St., 152 31 Halandri, Athens, Greece

領事部の電話番号は(国番号30-)210-670-9910または9911、FAX番号は210-670-9981、またメール・アドレスはconsular@embjp.ondsl.gr です。



Avenida Reforma 16-85, Zona 10 Torre Internacional, 10º. Nivel Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala, Centro América

PBX: (502) 2382 7300

Fax: (502) 2382 7310

Correo electrónico: info@japon.net.gt



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1125 Budapest, Zalai u. 7. HUNGARY【案内図】


Email not found


Tel: +354 510 8600

Fax: +354 510 8605

Email: japan@itn.is

Laugavegi 182, 105 Reykjavík




H. E. Mr. Akitaka Saiki

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Chancery Plot No.4&5,

50-G Shantipath,


New Delhi-110021.


Tel: 91-11-2687-6581, 2687-6564, 4610-4610

Fax: 91-11-2688-5587


Website: www.in.emb-japan.go.jp



Jl. M.H. Thamrin 24

Jakarta Pusat (10350)



(+62-21) 3192-4308(代表番号)


(+62-21) 3192-5460 大使館代表

(+62-21) 315-7156 総領事館



Nutley Building,

Merrion Centre,

Nutley Lane, Dublin 4

Tel: 01. 202 8300

Fax: 01. 283 8726(general),

01 202 8350(cultural division)







Museum Tower 19th & 20th Floor,

4 Berkowitz Street, Tel-Aviv 64238, Israel

Tel: 03-6957292

Fax: 03-6910516

Public Information and Cultural Section

Telephone inquires are not accepted.

Please make an inquiry by email or fax: 03-6960380

E-Mail: info@tl.mofa.go.jp




indirizzo  :  Via Quintino Sella, 60,  00187 Roma, Italia

Tel         :  (+39)-06-487-991

Fax        :  (+39)-06-487-3316

Email not found




NCB Towers, North Tower, 6th Floor

2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica W.I.  (map)


+1 (876) 929-3338-9




+1 (876) 754-2542

+1 (876) 968-1373



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Embassy of Japan

P.O. Box 60202,

Nairobi 00200


Telephone, Fax, email

Embassy (all offices):

Tel +(254-20) 2898000 Fax 2898220

Japan Information and Culture Centre:

Tel +(254-20) 2898000 Fax 2898531

Email: jinfocul@eojkenya.org






TEL(02) 2170-5200 FAX (02)734-4528




TEL(02)765-3011~3 FAX(02)742-4629


ソウル特別市鍾路区寿松洞146-1利馬Bldg. 7F



FAX(02)723-3528(旅券・証明・在留届等) (02)739-7410(査証)





ryojisodan.seoul@so.mofa.go.jp(旅券・証明・在留届等), visa@so.mofa.go.jp(査証)



Address: Mishref 7A (Diplomatic Area), Plot 57

P.O. Box: P. O. Box 2304, Safat, 13024, Kuwait

Telephone: (+965) 2530-9400 Fax: (+965) 2530-9401



16, Razzakova Str., Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyz Republic










Japānas vēstniecība Latvijā   Vesetas iela 7, Riga LV-1013, Latvija

Tālr.: +371-6781-2001 Fakss: +371-6781-2004



Tel : +961-(1)-989-751/2/3

Fax: +961-(1)-989-754

Address : Serail Hill Area, Army St., Zokak El-Blat, Beirut Lebanon




Her Excellency Ms. Miyoko Akashi


M.K.Ciurlionio st. 82b, LT-03100 Vilnius, Lithuania

TEL:+370 5 231 0462

FAX:+370 5 231 0461

Consular Affairs (Visa, certificate, etc.)

Monday to Friday

09:30~12:00 13:30~17:00


Culture Center

Monday to Friday

09:30~12:00 13:30~17:00




62,Avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg,

Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

電話番号: +352-464151-1(代表)


FAX番号: +352-464176

E-mail: embjapan@pt.lu


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No.11, Persiaran Stonor,

Off Jalan Tun Razak,

50450 Kuala Lumpur,


Tel: 03-2177 2600  (General)


03-2145 0126 (Political Section)

03-2142 6570 (Economic Section)

03-2143 1739 (Consular Section)

03-2141 4593 (Japan Information Service)

03-2167 2314 (Administration Section)

Consular Section (Visa etc) :ryo@kl.mofa.go.jp

Japan Information Service (General Information about Japan) :jis@kl.mofa.go.jp

Japan Information Service (Study in Japan, Scholarship, etc) :edu@kl.mofa.go.jp



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Paseo de la Reforma 395,Col.Cuauhtémoc, México,D.F., CP 06500

Tel:(+52) (55)5211-0028




39, Avenue Ahmed Balafrej, Souissi, Rabat

Royaume du Maroc

Téléphones et Fax

Standard : 0537.63.17.82 à 84

Service consulaire : 0537.63.17.85

Fax : 0537.75.00.78



Embassy of Japan in Mozambique

Av. Julius Nyerere, 2832 P.O. Box:2494

MAPUTO Mozambique






No. 100 Natmauk Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar






Economic Section

information and Culture Section

Consular Section

You may send your opinion and comment to the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar. We appreciate your opinion and comments in order to improve our future Embassy activities.




H.E. Mr. Tatsuo Mizuno

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


P.O.Box No. 264

Panipokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tel: 977-1-4426-680

Fax: 977-1-4414-101



The Embassy of Japan

Level 18

The Majestic Centre

100 Willis Street

PO Box 6340, Marion Square

Wellington 6141

Phone: (04) 473-1540

Fax: (04) 471-2951

Email: japan.emb@eoj.org.nz



Embajada del Japón, Plaza España 1c. abajo y 1c. al lago, Bolonia, Managua, Nicaragua (Apartado Postal 1789)


(505) 2266-8668~71


(505) 2266-8566





Japans ambassade i Norge

Wergelandsveien 15, 0244 Oslo [Kart]

Telefon: +47 22 99 16 00

Faks: +47 22 44 25 05 E-post

Informasjonsavdelingen: info@japan-embassy.no

Konsulatavdelingen: ryouji@japan-embassy.no



Telephone: 968(Country code)-24601028

Extension numbers



Public Relations/Culture






Fax: 968(Country code)-24698720

E-mail address: embjapan(at)omantel.net.om (please replace (at) by @)

Postal address: P.O.Box 3511, Postal code 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman



53-70, Ramna 5/4

Diplomatic Enclave 1

Islamabad 44000

Pakistan (P.O. Box 1119, Islamabad, Pakistan)

Tel : +92-51-9072500

Fax :+92-51-9072352


economic@ib.mofa.go.jp (Economics Section)

culture@ib.mofa.go.jp  (Public Affairs Section)



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Calle 50 y 60E, Obarrio, Apdo. Postal 0816-06807, Rep. de Panamá. Tel.: (507)+263-6155 Fax: (507)+263-6019 E-mail: taiship2@cwpanama.net



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◆ Dirección: Avenida Mariscal López Nº 2364, Asunción

◆ Teléfono: +595 (21) 604.616 (R.A.)

◆ Fax: +595 (21) 606.901



■ Consulado:


■ Departamento Cultural:


■ Departamento de Cooperación Técnica y Económica:


■ Departamento de Asuntos Económicos:




Avenida San Felipe 356, Jesús María, Lima 11

(Casilla Postal: Apartado 3708, Lima 100)

Sección Visa

Tel: 219-9550

(La Sección Visa no recibe consultas vía e-mail. Las consultas se atienden solo por teléfono, de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a 12:00 y de 14:15 a 17:15)

Sección Pasaporte, Certificaciones, Registros Civiles

Tel: 219-9551

E-Mail: consjapon@embajadajapon.org.pe

Fax: 219- 9544


Embassy of Japan in the Philippines

2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300

Tel no. 63-2-551-5710

Ambassadeur :

Tel. No. (02) 551-5710

Fax No. (02) 551-5780

Office Hours

Monday to Friday except holidays

8:30 to 12:30

13:30 to 17:15


Adres: ul. Szwoleżerów 8, 00-464 Warszawa

Telefon:             022 696 50 00      , Fax: 022 696 50 01

Godziny otwarcia: 8.30 – 17.00 (pon.-pt.)

Ambasada nie działa w polskie i japońskie święta


Embaixada do Japão em Portugal, 2006

Av. da Liberdade, nº 245 / 6º | 1269-033 LISBOA

Tel:             00-351-21 3110560       | Fax: 00-351-21 3543975

Informação e Cultura: cultural@embjapao.pt

Economia: economia@embjapao.pt

Consular: ryoji@embjapao.pt


Diplomatic Area, West Bay, Doha, Qatar

P.O.Box 2208

Tel: (+974)4484-0888

Fax: (+974)4483-2178



Ambasada Japoniei in Romania

8th Floor, America House East Wing,

Sos. Nicolae Titulescu, Nr.4-8

Sector 1, Bucuresti, Romania

Tel: (40_21)319.1890/91

Fax: (40_21)319.1895/96

E-mail: embassy@embjpn.ro

Sectia culturala: culture@embjpn.ro


Посольство Японии в России :

129090 Москва, Грохольский переулок, 27.

Тел.: (495) 229-2550/51, Факс: (495) 229-2555/56,

e-mail: japan-info@mw.mofa.go.jp

Консульский отдел Посольства:

Россия, 129090 Москва, Грохольский переулок, 27. Тел.: (495) 229-2520, Факс: (495) 229-2598,

e-mail: ryojijp@mw.mofa.go.jp

Vladivostok :

.Владивосток, ул.Верхне-Портовая, 46. Тел.:             +7 (4232) 26-74-81      , 26-75-02

Визовый отдел:             +7 (4232) 26-75-73      , 26-75-58. Факс: +7 (4232) 26-75-41, 26-75-78

E-mail: jpconvl@jpn-vl.ru

Consulate-General of Japan at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

所在地 234 Lenin st., 5th Floor, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 693000 RUSSIA 【案内図】

TEL             +7 (4242) 72-55-30       / 72-60-55,FAX             +7 (4242) 72-55-31



Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh

Tel:             +966-1-488-1100       FAX: +966-1-488-0189

Consul : consular-sec@rd.mofa.go.jp

Economic and commercials affairs : economic@rd.mofa.go.jp

Culturel : cultural@rd.mofa.go.jp

Consulate-General of Japan at Jeddah

Al Islam St.32, Al Hamra District, Jeddah P.O.BOX1260, Jeddah 21431, Saudi Arabia

Tel: 966-(0)2-667-0676 FAX: 966-(0)2-667-0373



Ambassade du Japon

Boulevard Martin Luther King, Dakar, Sénégal(B.P. 3140)

TEL :(+221)33.849.55.00

FAX :(+221)33.849.55.55

Horaires d’ouverture de l’Ambassade


Horaires d’ouverture du service consulaire

Consul Général Honoraire

Mr. George S. Madi, Honorary Consul-General of Japan at Banjul

ADRESSE: 6 Ecowas Avenue, P.O.Box 184, Banjul-The Gambia

TEL: (220) 422.66.66 / 422.83.03

FAX: (220) 422.73.77 / 422.15.70


Geneks apartmani

Vladimira Popovica 6

11070 Novi Beograd

tel:             +381-11-301-2800

email: info@jpemb.org.rs




16 Nassim Road, 258390 Singapore

Tel             (+65) 6235-8855

Fax (+65) 6733-1039

Consular services

Tel             (+65) 6830-3577       (Consular Information Auto-answering System)

Fax (+65)6733-5612

Email: ryoji@sn.mofa.go.jp

Information culture

tel             (+65) 6235-8855       /             (+65) 6733-3957

fax (+65) 6733-2957

Email: infoculture@sn.mofa.go.jp

Japan Creative Centre

tel             (+65) 6737-0434

fax (+65) 6735-3062

Email: jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp


Embassy of Japan in the Slovak Republic

Hlavné námestie 2, 813 27 Bratislava I

Tel:             +421-2-5980-0100

http://www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp/form.html (page of formular contact)



Veleposlaništvo Japonske

v Sloveniji Trg republike 3/XI,

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija Tel:             +386-1-200 8281       oz. 8282

Fax: +386-1-251 1822

E-mail: info@embjp.si


Embajada del Japón en España | C/ Serrano, 109 – 28006 Madrid ESPAÑA | Tel:             +(34) 91-590-7600       | Fax: +(34) 91-590-1321



Consulado General del Japón en Barcelona

Avda. Diagonal, 640, 2a-D

08017 Barcelona España

Tel:             +(34) 93-280-3433


Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka

No.20, Gregory’s Road, Colombo7, Sri Lanka

Tel: +94-11-2693831/2693832/2693833

FAX: +94-11-2698629

E mail Consular/Visa :



Embassy of Japan in Sudan

P.O. Box 1649,

Khartoum, Sudan

Tel: (+249-1) 83471601/2

Fax: (+249-1) 83471600 Email: contact@japanembassy.sd


Japanska Ambassaden i Sverige

Gärdesgatan 10, 115 27 Stockholm

Tel:             08-579 353 00      ; Fax: 08-661 88 20


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Finally scientists have confirmed what we saw coming from 6,000 miles away: pacific bluefin tuna are now contaminated with significant amounts of radioactive cesium and who-knows-what other isotopes.  

Testing of bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California revealed that every one tested contained radiocesium in concentrations as much as 10bq/kq.  To put that number in perspective, 100bq/kg would be considered low-level radioactive waste under U.S. environmental law and require special disposal.  So, it’s only 10% as bad as officially radioactive waste.  Yum!  

And to get a little more perspective, here are some of the numbers coming back in fish in Japan, found at Jan Hemmer’s blog: http://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/latest-food-measurements-japan/

No.109, 111: Fukushima Prefecture greenling (Cs: 160,910 Bq / kg)

No.112, 113: stone flounder in Fukushima Prefecture (Cs: 140,210 Bq / kg)

No.116, 175: Ezoainame Fukushima Prefecture (Cs: 240, 110Bq/kg)

No.121, 179: Fukushima Prefecture fox rockfish (Cs: 210,590 Bq / kg)

Rockfish Fukushima Prefecture: No.124 (Cs: 110 Bq / kg)

No.126, 181: Komonkasube Fukushima Prefecture (Cs: 330,110 Bq / kg)

No.129, 130,185,186: Shiromebaru Fukushima Prefecture (Cs: 220 ~ 1000 Bq / kg)

Croaker, Fukushima Prefecture: No.132 (Cs: 130 Bq / kg)

No.133, 134: slime flounder in Fukushima Prefecture (Cs: 270,470 Bq / kg)

Flounder in Fukushima Prefecture: No.138 (Cs: 120 Bq / kg)

Chelidonichthys Fukushima Prefecture: No.139 (Cs: 120 Bq / kg)

Spotted halibut Fukushima Prefecture: No.140 (Cs: 110 Bq / kg)

Marbled sole Fukushima Prefecture: No.145 (Cs: 310 Bq / kg)

No.151, 152: Murasoi Fukushima Prefecture (Cs: 140,310 Bq / kg)

Strongylocentrotus nudus Fukushima Prefecture: No.161 (Cs: 120 Bq / kg)

Usumebaru Fukushima Prefecture: No.174 (Cs: 270 Bq / kg)

The numbers are truly shocking.  Some of the higher ones would qualify as high-level radioactive waste.   

These tuna almost certainly were born off the coast of Japan and recently migrated to the U.S. west coast.  The really bad news is that scientists expect the levels to get worse over the next year as tuna that have spent longer in Japanese waters continue to migrate across the pacific.  

The glowing sushi jokes that have been circulating for over a year weren’t funny when they started and still aren’t – not because they are inappropriate (they are inappropriate), I just haven’t heard a good one yet.  Maybe the radiation has rotted our sense of humor…

At this point, unfortunately it isn’t just the jokes that stink.  

It appears that 200 metric tons of sardines have washed up on the shore in Chiba Prefecture, and the odor can be smelled quite a distance from the port.  Strange fish kills have been on the rise for years due to the havoc humans have been wreaking on the environment, but the proximity to the largest industrial accident in the history of the world is definitely suggestive of a cause.  

Here is a picture of the port, that’s not sand, those are dead fish and that is blood in the water:

Less than a week after that, Mochizuki at Fukushima Diary reports about a similar occurrence – quite a ways away from Chiba in Kanagwa prefecture, along with this photo: 

10 thousand sardines found dead in South Kanagawa

10 thousand sardines found dead in South Kanagawa

While Fukushima has certainly brought the issue of radioactive fish to the forefront, such contaminated fish have been a fact of life for some time.In August, 2011 Reuters reported that Strontium 90 was found in fish caught in the Connecticut River downstream from the aging Vermont Yankee nuclear waste generating station.
Radioactivity continues to be a significant problem in the Baltic Sea nearly 30 years after the Chernobyl accident.  In addition to the Chernobyl legacy, a number of nuclear plants continue to release radioactivity into the Baltic.  
The Irish Sea has it’s own problem with radioactivity.  The Sellafield site has two retired reactors but still functions as a used fuel reprocessing plant and nuclear waste storage site.  Sellafield has been continuously leaking radiation into the Irish Sea since 1952.  The following chart, from NoNuclear.SE shows Cesium in fish almost twice as radioactive as the Bluefin Tuna caught off the coast of San Diego:

News media both in Japan and worldwide have parroted the line that the ocean will dilute the radionuclides to insignificant numbers.  But history clearly shows that radionuclides persist in the marine environment and accumulate in food chains to a significant degree for a very, very long time.  Dilution isn’t a very assuring idea, when there are 439 nuclear reactors around the world, all of them releasing radioactivity in the environment!

What You Can Do:

This blog is loaded with info on how to protect yourself from radiation.  If you haven’t already, I highly suggest reading my posts on Probiotics, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Pectin, and check out the archives as well.  

In addition, I encourage you to limit your intake of seafood, especially from the Pacific.  Avoid larger predatory fish, such as tuna or shark that tend to bioaccumulate toxic elements.  This list describes which fish to avoid in order to decrease mercury exposure, and similar principles should apply with radionuclides.   

I also encourage you to practice anti-nuclear activism and make personal choices that decrease our dependency on nuclear power.

Vitamin D has been largely ignored by mainstream medicine except when it comes to the very minimum levels required to prevent severe deficiency, a common cause of rickets in the past.

Vitamin D has been primarily associated with it’s role in helping the body to metabolize calcium, but it’s functions in the body go way beyond that.

Recently, the remarkable properties of Vitamin D are gaining more attention due to a long list of studies proving that it deserves its place as one of our most important medicines.

Some of the evidence on Vitamin D:

Vitamin D has some very specific benefits when it comes to radioprotection.  Vitamin D is an anti-oxidant, and anti-oxidants should be considered front-line defense against damage due to radiation.
Dr. Mercola writes: 

The protective mechanisms are so strong that researchers suggested vitamin D3 should be considered among the prime (if not the primary) non-pharmacological agents to protect against sub-lethal low radiation damage and, particularly, radiation-induced cancer.

It’s unclear how much vitamin D is necessary to protect against radiation-induced cancer, but researchers have found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4,000-8,000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers by about half.

Secondly, Vitamin D is an outstanding cancer fighting medicine.  Here are some eye-opening facts about Vitamin D and Cancer from the Vitamin D council:  


Top 10 facts about vitamin D and cancer

  1. Many studies have found solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) vitamin D associated with reduced risk of breast, colon, and rectal cancer.
  2. A randomized controlled trial with 1100 IU/day vitamin D3 plus 1450 mg/day calcium found a 77% reduction in all-cancer incidence.
  3. Geographical studies have found reduced risk in mortality rates for 15-20 types of cancer in regions of higher solar UVB doses.
  4. Observational studies found risk of breast, colon, and rectal cancer falls as vitamin D blood levels rise to over 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L).
  5. Mechanisms have been proposed to explain how vitamin D acts to reduce the risk of cancer from starting, growing, and spreading.
  6. Those who develop nonmelanoma skin cancer may have produced enough vitamin D to reduce their risk of internal cancers.
  7. Those with higher vitamin D blood levels at time of cancer diagnosis had nearly twice the survival rate of those with the lowest levels.
  8. African-Americans have an increased risk of cancer in part due to lower vitamin D blood levels because of darker skin.
  9. Higher UVB exposure early in life has been found associated with reduced risk of breast and prostate cancer.
  10. Those diagnosed with breast, colon and prostate cancer in summer in Norway had higher survival rates than those diagnosed in winter.
How does Vitamin D fight cancer so effectively?  Here are some of the mechanisms involved: 

  • prevents angiogenesis, the process by which cancerous tumors ‘steal’ blood supply from other tissues by building their own networks of blood vessels
  • increases apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancerous tissues
  • switches off ‘oncogenes’ that are involved with the growth of tumors
  • switches on tumor suppressing genes
Vitamin D plays a role in many natural approaches to cancer treatment, including Dr. Burzynski’s antineoplaston therapy, due to it’s ability to flip genetic switches that turn on our bodies’ defenses against cancer.

Some more info on VitaminD3 from Dr. Mercola:

It’s unclear how much vitamin D is necessary to protect against radiation-induced cancer, but researchers have found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4,000-8,000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers by about half.

Earlier studies have shown that optimizing your vitamin D levels could help you to prevent at least 16 different types of cancerincluding pancreatic, lung, ovarian, prostate, and skin cancers, so it’s not a stretch to add radiation-induced cancer to that list.

It has been my experience that many are still nervous about taking doses larger than 1,000 to 2,000 units per day. This is unfortunate as most adults without sun or safe tanning bed exposure will need 6,000-8,000 units of vitamin D per day to attain healthy vitamin D levels.

Three Points to Remember About Vitamin D

When using vitamin D therapeutically, it’s important to remember the following:

  1. Your best source for vitamin D is exposure to the sun, without sunblock on your skin, until your skin turns the lightest shade of pink. While this isn’t always possible due to the change of the seasons and your geographic location (and your skin color), this is the ideal to aim for. Vitamin D supplementation or use of a safe tanning bed can fill the gaps during the winter months outside of the tropics, when healthy sun exposure is not an option.
  2. If you supplement with vitamin D, you’ll only want to supplement with natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Do NOT use the synthetic and highly inferior vitamin D2, which is the one most doctors will give you in a prescription unless you ask specifically for D3.
  3. Get your vitamin D blood levels checked! The only way to determine the correct dose is to get your blood tested since there are so many variables that influence your vitamin D status. I recommend using Lab Corp in the United States. Getting the correct test is the first step in this process, as there are TWO vitamin D tests currently being offered: 1,25(OH)D and 25(OH)D.
    The correct test your doctor needs to order is 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D, which is the better marker of overall D status. This is the marker that is most strongly associated with overall health.

Some people may be concerned about the risk of Vitamin D toxicity, but most of the studies showing such toxicity involve long-term doses of 40,000 or 50,000 iu.  That is 500 to 1000% higher dosage than what Dr. Mercola recommends.  

I prefer to synthesize vitamin by exposure to sunlight when possible.  I live in Los Angeles where it is sunny all the time.  I try to work in the garden a little bit every day, often shirtless.  But during winter or when I am traveling (especially in Japan), I do sometimes supplement with Vitamin D at 5,000 iu per day.  That’s me, do your own research and decide what is right for you.  

GreenMedInfo.com is one of my favorite sources for information on natural therapies, and an important source for this blog.

In the following video, Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo explains a resource that is the byproduct of two years of information gathering on the topic of reducing Radiation Disaster Associated Toxicity. There are over 100 substances listed which are foods, spices and nutrients which may contribute greatly to reducing suffering associated with this event. The relevant research is located here


This video goes into some detail about why the official radiation risk models are not realistic and the real dangers are much worse than governments lead you to believe.

All the best,


This is a very good video covering the radioprotective qualities of Vitamin C as well as some of the social and political issues, including the resistance by the Japanese government to care for their citizens.





Previously, I wrote about the affinity of certain mushrooms for cesium and their use for bioremediation.  It seems fungi are not alone in their appetite for radionuclides.  There is a class of bacteria that have been known for a long time to feed off of ionizing radiation.  When exposed to x-rays, these bacteria are known to move towards the source of radiation, rather than away from it.

Now there are a number of researchers in Japan who are busy demonstrating that these photosynthetic bacteria can be an effective force for bioremediation of nuclear fallout.  Here is a brief video from NHK world:

More on the work by Ken Sasaki:


The researchers mixed 90 grams of photosynthetic bacteria with alginic acid and other chemicals, forming the resulting granular material into marble-sized spheres. These were injected into 50 liters of concentrated sludge, whose radiation levels were monitored for three days.

Radiation levels ranging from 12.04 to 14.54 microsieverts per hour at the start of the experiment were found to have dropped to between 2.6 and 4.1 microsieverts per hour by the end of the third day. Subtracting the 1.2 microsieverts of radiation that was detected in the area around the pool during the experiment due to the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster, the bacteria was found to have reduced radiation levels in the sludge by a maximum of 89.4 percent.

The negative charge of the surface of the bacteria used in the experiment has the property of attracting positively-charged materials, which it did with the positively-charged cesium. Moreover, the bacteria feed on potassium, and Sasaki says the bacteria likely absorbed the cesium because of its resemblance to potassium.

Through dehydration and incineration, the volume of the used bacteria mixture can be reduced to a seventy-fifth of its original volume, and weight to a hundredth. Cesium turns into gas and is dispersed at 640 degrees Celsius, which can be avoided if temperatures are kept at 500 degrees or lower.

Sasaki, who is planning to run demonstration experiments, is hopeful that the technology can be applied to the decontamination of radiation-tainted soil. “The strength of this technology is that it makes decontamination possible at regular temperatures and pressures,” he said. “It is low cost as well, and we’d like to see it used in Fukushima’s reconstruction efforts.”

Even more interesting, but a bit more obscure is work being done that suggests bacteria may actually speed the decay of radioactive cesium by as much as 30 times the normal half life!  Still looking for more documentation on this.  Here’s what I have so far:

According to V. Vysotskii and A.Kornilova, the radioactive 137Cs (half-life 30 years) can be destroyed by bacteria. In an experiment described at (1) they introduced 260,900 Bk of 137Cs into a solution containing several chemical substances and bacteria. By natural decay the activity after 100 days would be reduced by 1670 Bk. But the actually measured reduction of radioactivity, after 100 days, turned out to be 51,100 Bk, plus or minus 1000. In other words, the reduction due to bacteria was 29 times larger than the reduction due to natural decay.

All activities were measured by placing small solution-containing flasks (2 by 2 by 2 cm) on top of the 1- cm-wide detector (2). Flasks were hermetically sealed, to make sure that cesium does not escape into the air, in the form of a volatile compound. Absence of accumulation of a solid cesium compound, gradually precipitating toward the bottom of the flask, was confirmed in a control experiment (during which 137Cs was decaying in the same chemical solution but without bacteria.) The decrease of radioactivity, during that experiment, was very close to the expected 1670 Bk.


And here is a PDF that is fairly technical from the scientists in Kiev who performed this research: http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/402vysotskii.pdf

One of the interesting takeaways from that PDF is that what was most effective were synergistic communities of micro-organisms, rather than monocultures of one strain of bacteria or yeast.  This should not surprise us at all from what we know about the web of multitudinous life forms that make up soil or the complex ecologies of bacteria that inhabit our own guts.  Nothing in nature works in isolation.

What we are talking about here is biological transmutation, which is based on theory outside of the mainstream of physics.  One prominent promoter of this theory in Japan was reknowned macrobiotic teacher George Ohsawa.  Considering the success macrobiotics has shown over the years in treating radiation illness, perhaps the theory should not be lightly dismissed.

Here is a little more about research being done on a particular bacterium by the US Department of Energy (who created the nuclear waste problem in the first place):

The contamination of groundwater with radionuclides and metals is one of the most challenging environmental problems at Department of Energy former nuclear weapons production sites. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have previously found that Geobacter species can precipitate a wide range of radionuclides and metals (including uranium, technetium and chromium) from groundwater, preventing them from migrating to wells or rivers where they may pose a risk to humans and the environment.

The analysis of the genome sequence revealed a number of capacities that had not been previously suspected from past research on this microbe. “We’ve provided a comprehensive picture that has led to fundamental changes in how scientists evaluate this microbe,” said Barbara Methe, the TIGR researcher who led the genome project and is the first author of the Science paper. “Research based on genome data has shown that this microbe can sense and move towards metallic substances, and in some cases can survive in environments with oxygen.” G. sulfurreducenswas previously thought to be an anaerobic organism.

The other main project collaborator was Derek Lovley, a professor of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who discovered the Geobacter family of bacteria and has led projects to assess their biology and their potential for bioremediation. Lovley said, “Sequencing the genome of Geobacter sulfurreducenshas radically changed our concepts of how this organism functions in subsurface environments.” The genome analysis, he said, “revealed previously unsuspected physiological properties” of the bacterium and also gave scientists insight into the metabolic mechanisms that the organism uses to harvest energy from the environment.

Geobacter reduces metal ions in a chemical process during which electrons are added to the ions. As a result, the metals become less soluble in water and precipitate into solids, which are more easily removed. Small charges of electricity are also created through the reduction process. Geobacter is also of interest to the Department of Energy because of its potential to create an electrical current in a “bio-battery.”

Geobacter microbes are widely distributed in nature and are commonly found in subsurface environments contaminated with radionuclides and metals. Researchers have demonstrated that if they “feed” the microbes simple carbon sources such as acetate they will grow faster and precipitate more radionuclides and metals. These findings are now serving as the basis for a test of a bioremediation strategy aimed at removing uranium from groundwater at a Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action site near Rifle, Colorado.


Geobacter sulfurreducens is not the only bacterium with the ability to induce profound changes in radioactive elements.  There are a vast number of different types of bacteria that may be helpful in decontaminating land.

The folks over at Uncanny Terrain offer this post related to the use of EM (effective micro-organisms) which is a proprietary culture which has been popular as an agricultural application in Japan and abroad:

Ishii used to deliver food to Japanese restaurants in Maryland.  For years he studied EM (effective microogranisms) as a hobby.  Now he grows organic vegetables in Sukagawa, 60 km southwest of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  He believes the EM prevents his crops from absorbing radioactive cesium—they have tested “ND”: no detectible radiation.

Controlled experiments have been done using EM in Iitate Village, which was heavily affected by fallout from the Fukushima nuclear accident.  The results are stunning.  

1. The Results in Iidate Village

A summary report is presented here, while a detail report will be presented in October. A plot of 24a blueberry field was divided into a control section (with no EM application) and two experimental sections (with EM application). The experiment began in the 2nd week of May by making twice-a-week spraying of a mixture of 80 parts EMA (EM activated) and 20 parts phototrophic bacteria solution: 100L of the mixture per 10a in one experimental section and the same amount of the mixture with one time application of 250Kg rice bran per 10a in other experimental section.

The preliminary measurement showed that cecium-137 level reached 20,000Bq per 1Kg soil. In order to reduce the radiation down below 5,000Bq (considered allowable for farming by Japanese government), EM mixture was sprayed twice per week. Interim report presents the results after 19 sprays (in about two months). Soil sampling was made in accordance with the sampling standards for environmental data prescribed by the Ministry of Education and Science and sent to a highly reputable Isotope Research to determine the level of cesium-137.

(1-1) The Field Experiment in Iidate Village

The results were as follows. The level of 20,000Bq decreased by 40% in one month and by 75% by the end of the 2nd month to 5,000Bq which was allowable for planting rice. Farming is allowable now.

A half-life of cesium-137 is about 30 years. When left as is in the nature, the level in the experimental field will be 10,000Bq after 30 years. It will take 60 years to reach the level of 5,000Bq.

Other than rice farming, allowable level of radiation exposure has not been established for other crops and vegetable farming. The allowable level of cesium-137 for farm and marine produce is set below 500Bq. Needless to say; it is desirable when “not-detected”.

In addition, there is a group of farmers in Fukushima Prefecture a little further from ground zero who have had their produce tested for radiation.  Again, the results are remarkable:

In the area of Date city of Fukushima prefecture, there are many farmers who have used EM well over 15 years. Mr. Makuta Takehiro has organized about 50 EM farmers under a supply chain management called “Agri-SCM”. The recent Tsunami and earthquake has forced approximately 10 farmers out of farming, leaving only 40 farmers in the group.

In order to prevent unfounded conjecture, Mr. Makuta took the harvested crops and vegetables of “Agri-SCM” farmers to Isotope Research for radiation measurement, all of which results showed “not-detected”. According to Mr. Makuta, some farm products from low contamination areas have shown high concentration above the allowable level when EM application has not been made. All EM applied farm products from Kohriyama and Fukushima cities have proved “not-detected” level of radiation, which seems to indicate that EM farming can solve radiation problems.

A lot more on the use of EM for bioremediation can be found here.

While EM products are excellent products, they are often criticized for being costly.  The bacteria and yeasts in the EM formula are abundant naturally-occurring bacteria normally present in soil and natural bodies of water.  Anyone can brew their own version with a little effort and a dash of adventurousness.

Iiyama Ichiro has been a professional in agricultural and bioremedial use of beneficial bacteria for many years in Japan, China and Korea.  Iiyama is promoting the practice of homebrewing bacteria (fermenting) for internal use, for bathing, cleaning radiation around the home and for bioremediation of farmland.  

Here is his website in Engrish, which is barely comprehensible due to translation software, and not very informative anyway.  There are also Japanese and Chinese versions, not sure how informative they are.  His far-ranging Japanese blog is here.    

Here is a brief summary from a blogger whose Japanese wife is following Iiyama’s method of homebrewing.  

There are ten 2-liter plastic bottles standing together under
the sun in our living room which my wife Minako is
cultivating–yogurt germs, which supposedly can fight against
radiation. It’s a very simple recipe: rice bran (multi-purpose:
once used for miso, as well as for detergent, via gamma-
globlin), brown sugar, sea salt, and mineral water.

Each bottle needs to be shaken several times a day and
the cap removed to allow the germs to breathe.
Eventually the water is carbonated because the germs breathe
out CO2. When the germs become sufficently cultivated, the
water turns caramel-colored and smells like fruity vinegar.
When it’s ready, you can dilute it and pour it around
contaminated areas such  as sewer openings, leaf piles, or
poorly drained areas. Basically, the water can be scattered

Here’s the rest of the blog post.

Obviously, if bioremediation using bacteria is as effective as early results suggest, this is exhilirating news for Japan, Ukraine and the rest of the world.  The ability to decontaminate the landscape quickly and inexpensively is a game-changer.

The implications for human health are also very important.  In my post on probiotics, I touched on the radioprotective power of probiotic foods.  The ability of bacteria to transform radionuclides into harmless elements may be one of the reasons why probiotic foods are so effective in supporting the health of those affected by radiation.

That’s all for now.  Below is a list of links related to this topic.  I hope to post more over the next few months.

Be well,


Been a long time since I’ve updated this blog… been busy with way too many things.  Anyway, this is the latest info on bioremediation with sunflowers out of Fukushima.  From the ex-skf blog:


91,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Sunflowers in Iitate-mura, Fukushima

So the sunflowers DID concentrate radioactive cesium in soil. It was not where the Japanese government wanted you to find.

According to one Iitate-mura villager, Mr. Itoh, who had his sunflowers tested, the radioactive cesium was IN THE ROOTS. He suspects that the government knew, and cherry-picked the data that seemingly supported the foregone conclusion that sunflowers do not work in decontaminating the soil.

Why? Because the government wants and needs to distribute big money to big businesses that closely work with the government in the “decontamination” bubble that they’ve created.

From his tweets on February 7, 2012:

ヒマワリの根 セシウム134 39,500bq/kg セシウム137  52,100bq/kg セシウム計  91,600bq/kg。ヒマワリの根の灰については、焼却温度が低く、体積が1/4程度にしか減らなかった、2,200gの根を燃やし460gの灰が出た。

Sunflower roots: Cesium-134, 39,500 Bq/kg; cesium-137, 52,100 Bq/kg; total 91,600 Bq/kg. Since the roots were burned at low a temperature, the roots were reduced to only one-quarter in mass. 2,200 grams of the roots were burned, resulting in 460 grams of ashes.


More at the link:

91,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Sunflowers in Iitate-mura, Fukushima | EX-SKF.

CEREA, is a French environmental and atmospheric research center.  The following two maps represent computer simulations of the deposition of cesium 137 from the Fukushima and Chernobyl accidents.  The simulation from the Fukushima accident shows an area of high deposition in eastern Japan, and very little deposition in western Japan and Hokkaido.  The United States and Canada appear to have a received a much less concentrated deposition than eastern Japan, however, especially Alaska and the Pacific northwest have been deemed to have received significant fallout, though much lower than that received by almost of Europe after the Chernobyl Accident.

The maps are quite informative, particularly when compared to each other.  However it must be stressed that these are merely educated guesses rather than actually measurements of what has happened.  Fluid dynamics are notoriously difficult to predict, pointing to the necessity for ongoing testing and research for levels of environmental contamination.  Radioactive fallout does not happen evenly.  It is highly dependent on precipitation, leading to areas that may be significantly more radioactive than others .  Further, once fallout lands, it has a clear tendency to concentrate into hotspots.  Low places, such as gullies or puddles are prime candidates.

CEREA’s website also has a flash animation that you can watch the tragedy of the whole cloud unfolding here: http://cerea.enpc.fr/en/fukushima.html

For comparison’s sake, let’s put up a map of Chernobyl.  This is somewhat reassuring, in that most of the US has received less contamination than Europe as a whole.  CEREA considers the Chernobyl simulation to have more certainty than the Fukushima simulation, due to the data that has been gathered since the Chernobyl accident, however, it is still a simulation.

So, for Japan, the good news is that western Japan and Hokkaido seems relatively unscathed. Unfortunately, the Japanese government seems intent on shipping waste all over the country for incineration, which is not a bright idea.

For North America the bad news is that radioactive fallout from Fukushima appears to be widespread, though the levels are not terribly high.  There is reason for concern, as we have added to our overall levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and environmental toxins in general.  However, following the guidelines for a radioprotective and anti-cancer diet and lifestyle should far outweigh the risks associated with this level of contamination.  

We assume that contaminated beef has been shipped overseas.  We are also certain that cattle in North America have been grazing on fallout-laden grass for several months now.  Obviously, the levels in North American beef will be much lower than numbers of beef raised in Japan.  This is a moderately informative article regarding the contamination of beef in Japan.  As usual, we need to filter the usual rubbish about not being of any concern.  Cesium 137 is toxic at any dose, even if the dose won’t kill you all by itself.  Comparisons to flying halfway around the world make radiation sound innocuous, but as any flight attendant will tell you, frequent flying accelerates aging.

Once again, I will stress the importance of pectin as the most effective chelator for radioactive cesium.

Do people who have eaten contaminated beef need to worry about their health?

Not unless a person continues to consume tainted beef over a long period of time. As of Thursday, the most highly contaminated beef found contained radioactive cesium of 4,350 becquerels per kilogram, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. The meat did not reach the market.

Eating 1 kg of the meat is roughly equal to a radiation dose of 82.65 microsieverts for a period during which radioactive cesium remains in one’s body. If a person eats food with radioactive cesium, half the amount remains in the body for nine days for a baby younger than 1. But the duration gets longer as people age, and it takes 90 days for those aged 50.

The 82.65 microsieverts compares with the 100 microsieverts of radiation a person would be exposed to during a one-way air trip from Tokyo to New York.

Are worries over meat overblown? | The Japan Times Online.

Below is a podcast interview of Arnie Gunderson.  It is the first time I’ve heard him talk specifically about quantifying health risks.  He also talks about ongoing fallout on the west coast of North America and elsewhere:


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