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15 2011

Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima, Pray for Fukushima

Though I’ve written all posts only in English since I started this blog about a year ago, I’m going to write in both English and Japanese for a while.

On the 5th day from the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake (The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake), Tokyo is seemingly-peaceful. I found that magnolia, camellia and a precocious cherry tree have pretty blooms on the way home from a station that I went to to see my friend off (the friend stayed in my house because of cancellation of train services).
Spring is come.

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When I was in the warm sunshine, I had fleeting thought that it doesn’t seem like reality we are confronted with these big, huge, incredible hardships here. However, returning to my home, news updates about Fukushima nuclear plant dragged me back to the bitter reality, at once.

I deeply and profoundly feel for residents living near the accident site.
At the same time, I’M TERRIBLY SORRY, from the bottom of my heart, to have had imposed this unreasonable risk, which is also life-threatening, on them.

Now you may know, electricity produced from the plant was used in Kanto region.
I wonder how many people living in the Tokyo metropolitan area had ever thought of Fukushima nuclear plant that supported our comfortable life, in some cases, unnecessarily highlife.
I knew of the plant, but I'm ashamed to say that I HAD NEVER been aware of that. However, now I leave people in Fukushima, victims of the earthquake and tsunami, worse off of my life.

I’m at a loss for words for my irresponsibility and indifference.

I'm not trying to discuss pros and cons of nuclear power generation and the responsibilities of the business owner (Tokyo Electric Power Company), the government and relevant ministries and agencies in this post.

For now, I pray for that all reactors will be cooled with minimum damage.
I also pay tribute to all the people at the scene.
Hang in there!


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