JAPANESE DIASPORA : UPDATE

“Fukushima’s nuclear disaster is a nightmare. Ghostly releases of radioactivity haunt the Japanese countryside. Lives, once safe, are now beset by an ineffable scourge promising vile illness and death.
(Paul Zimmerman, A Primer in the Art of Deception)

Known and unknown perils of radiation continue to increase throughout the Japanese archipelago. An elevated, leaking, seriously wobbling spent fuel pool above Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4, tilts and teeters on the verge of collapse within a highly active seismic zone adjacent to the ocean. Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen warns of a “ Chernobyl on Steroids” if this spent fuel pool ignites into a potentially unending radiological fire. In a recent interview with Pat Thurston, the usually temperate Gundersen addressed the situation at severely damaged reactor four. He cautions that if this spent fuel pool should go dry or collapses, the result would unleash radiation equivalent to 800 nuclear bombs. In this case, he advises those who wish to survive to immediately relocate south of the equator. (http://enenews.com ,05/04/2012). Given the real possibility of this extinction level event, Tokyo and other densely populated areas may need to be suddenly and permanently evacuated, as was the case with the Chernobyl meltdown disaster in the former USSR. This unfortunate information raises the question of how and where to re-locate over forty million people. In my January 2012 blog I reported that the Japanese government/industrial complex plans to build a new Japan Town in Southern India designed to accommodate 50,000 upscale residents. This Japanese- only facility is intended for the still healthy elite and elderly; infirm and radioactive hibakusha (outcasts) are not included in this design. Therefore, some other plan is urgently needed for millions of others who may need to leave with some hope of surviving further contamination. Apparently, there are talks ongoing with both Russia and China as to possible strategies for massive relocations.

Discussions with Russian officials are reported to be focusing on disputed Kuril Islands located in their Oblast region. Located approximately 810 miles northeast from Hokkaido Japan, these 56 islands stretch all the way out to Kamchatka; separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific. Soviet Forces captured the Kurils from Imperial Japan during the final days of World War II. And now, the current Japanese government argues that their return is critical given that their people are in desperate need of a place for massive resettlement. There are also reports that Japan is considering an offer by China to relocate tens of millions of Japanese people to their mainland Chinese uninhabited “Ghost Cities” constructed and abandoned for unknown reasons. Satellite images reveal sprawling cities built in remote parts of China. Architecturally complex public buildings, plazas and other open spaces are mostly unused and some estimate the number of empty homes at 64 million.

If this Japanese diaspora should become a reality, it would become the largest human migration since the 1930’s when Stalin’s forced deportations sent tens of millions to re-settle Russia’s remote far eastern regions. (Jerry Mazza, “Russia stunned after Japanese reveal plan to evacuate 40 million people”, http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/5751).

While this current crisis may seem to be Japan’s problem, it could also happen here. At present we have 31 GE Mark I and Mark II boiling water reactors within our United States; exactly the same models that GE/TEPCO constructed in Fukushima. For more specific information see: (Brad Jacobson, “The Worst Yet to Come? Why Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time Bomb”, http://www.alternet.org, May 4, 2012).Why has the public not heard more about this ongoing and potentially increasingly lethal disaster? GE is heavily invested in nuclear power industries and weapon production and also partnered with Tepco. GE also owns and controls most on our mainstream media outlets…and with those facts in mind, it is not so difficult to connect the dots.

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