Japan's Fukushima Lies Blow Up With Admission Of First Radiation Cancer Casualty

Tyler Durden's picture

The main reason why Japan has been able to successfully push the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster far out of the public eye, is for the simple reason that the tragic fallout from said disaster would take many years to materialize: after all, it takes a long time between the initial irradiation to the first cancer symptoms, to the sad terminal outcome.

However, for the biggest, and most criminal, cover up by a Japanese government in recent history, the irradiated chickens are coming home to roost and earlier today Japan finally acknowledged the first "possible casualty" from radiation at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, a worker who was diagnosed with cancer after the crisis broke out in 2011.

According to Reuters, "the health ministry's recognition of radiation as a possible cause may set back efforts to recover from the disaster, as the government and the nuclear industry have been at pains to say that the health effects from radiation have been minimal."

A more accurate way of putting is that after lying for nearly 5 years that there is nothing to worry about and people should just go about their business, and that Fukushima is nothing to worry about, an unknown number of people were being exposed to deadly radiation, and only now are the consequences of the government's lies starting to appear.

Reuters also adds that this announcement may also add to compensation payments that had reached more than 7 trillion yen ($59 billion) by July this year. That, however for those morbidly wondering, is bullish for stocks: it means Japan will need to issue more debt, thus giving the BOJ even more debt to monetize, thus pushing the Nikkei higher.

Reuters has more on Japan's lies:

Hundreds of deaths have been attributed to the chaos of evacuations during the crisis and because of the hardship and mental trauma refugees have experienced since then, but the government had said that radiation was not a cause.


The male worker in his 30s, who was employed by a construction contractor, worked at Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi plant and other nuclear facilities, a health ministry official said.

And yet, even when it partially admits the truth, Japan is still lying: according to the Japanese ministry official, of total radiation exposure of 19.8 millisieverts (mSv), the worker received a dose of 15.7 (mSv) between October 2012 and December 2013 working at Fukushima. As the pursits will repeatedly point out, this exposure is well lower than the annual 50 mSv limit for nuclear industry workers, suggesting that the government was not only lying about the risk of death by radiation, but also about the total exposure innocent civilians had been exposed to while believing the government's lies.

The good news is that with Japan's blatant disregard for human life now exposed, Japan's civilians can finally take the protective measures they should have taken years ago.

The bad news, is that this is only the first tragic death resulting from Fukushima (with countless many more covered up). And now that the government has admitted the truth (which it likely did as it had no other choice as the bodies were piling up rapidly), expect hundreds if not thousands more Fukushima-related casualties to "make the news" in the months ahead.

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JustObserving's picture

When it gets serious, you have to lie

Child cancers up fiftyfold after Fukushima disaster


Japan faces 200-year wait for Fukushima clean-up


NaiLib's picture

That is why everything coming out from piliticians and leaders nowadays should not be trusted at all. Everything is serious now.

Manthong's picture


You ain’t seen nothing yet.

I still want the potassium iodide concession at the 2020 Games.

CheapBastard's picture

But their own Japanese Prime Minister said, "It's only a tiny leak."


What gives?

nuclearsquid's picture

for those wondering, the dose measurement they are pointing to is only a measurement of how much background ratiation his dosimeter experienced.  if this guy had inhaled or imbibed a dirty enough PARTICLE of contamination, then his dosimiter wouldn't pick it up (it is shielded by his body), and he could get hundreds to hundreds of thousands of times his exposure limit.

Dick Gazinia's picture

I hope those japs don't get any birth defects like slanted eyes or something.

General Decline's picture

I knew I should have invested in cancer treatment clinics on the west coast of the US five years ago!  Dammit!

ZerOhead's picture

I thought the first cancer death was the plant manager that led the effort to stop the meltdowns from happening...

"Yoshida was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which was determined by TEPCO to be unrelated to the nuclear accident"


Fish Gone Bad's picture

Just for fun google: USS Ronald Reagan Fukushima

Yeah it gets really real

Paveway IV's picture

One banana dose, max. Maybe two. This news item is not reporting the first case of radiation-linked cancer from Fukushima. It's only reporting the first case 1) of a Fukushima nuclear clean-up worker diagnosed with cancer requesting compensation, and 2) the Ministry of Health approving compensation on the basis of exposure. The fact that (most of) the dose was at Fukushima is irrelevant to the Ministry's decisions - the radiation-induced cancer guidelines apply to any nuclear worker in Japan. The MoH guidelines are if a worker was exposed to more than 5 mSv and subsequently developed cancer, and other causes could be ruled out. The Ministry reported 10 claims filed, seven rejected and two pending plus this approved one. There were 45,000 clean-up workers that have worked at Fukushima and many have had more than 5 mSv of exposure. Their cancer and cancer-related deaths are kept secret - Japan will not provide any information like that. We only know of 10 compensation claims so far.

Article in Fukushima Mimpo on September 20, 2011:

Fukushima Prefecture’s New Cancer Center: “Recovery” Vision by Fukushima Medical University

As early as September 2011, merely six months after the Fukushima accident, Fukushima Medical University had already decided to build a new, state-of-the-art cancer center with extensive affiliation with pharmaceutical and other medical industry.


Fukushima Medical University revealed a summary of their “recovery vision” towards the regionalization of radiation medical care on September 20, 2011.  It will build a new 330-bed Radiation Medicine Prefecture Resident Health Management Center within 5 years.  The center will have specialists within the nation as medical and research staff in order to raise the standard of cancer care in Fukushima Prefecture to the highest level in the nation....


...Since the effect of radiation on infants, small children and pregnant women will be a special concern, the center will also have pediatric and obstetrics departments.  




It will also have a center for drug development and clinical trial to advance the development of pharmaceutical agents for cancer treatment.  There will be a research and laboratory facility which will analyze the results of Health Management Survey, which is geared towards the entire prefectural residents, and also develop new cancer treatments.




A big challenge will be to secure personnel in order to realize the plan.  At least several tens of physicians and professors will be needed for the new facilities and seminars.  It has already been agreed that they will come from both Hiroshima and Nagasaki Universities which they have a cooperation agreement with in regards to radiation medicine.

Wait a sec... radiation from Fukushima is safe, right? Anderson Cooper told me that. Or maybe it was Erin Burnett, and they know this stuff.  

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) CheapBastard Oct 20, 2015 12:25 PM

But their own Japanese Prime Minister said, 'It's only a tiny leak.'"

No... No!  He said "It's only a tiny reek" and he meant it.  It only reeked a little bit.  The radiation killed off almost all of the bacteria so there was no odor to speak of.  Reek free.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Anyone remember the Japanese newsman (Norikazu Otsuka) who was eating Fukushima grown food on TV?  He died real soon thereafter http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2815497/posts

firstdivision's picture

Ummm...no he didn't.  He's still alive, though with leukemia

MalteseFalcon's picture

Let's bottom line the deal.  There are 99 aging nukuloor plants.  Expect a Chernobyl/Fukushima every 20-25 years.  So how many years does the human race have?

Let's up the ante.  World War.  All 99 plants are immediately "in play".  Nothing like placing nukuloor bombs all over the place.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) MalteseFalcon Oct 20, 2015 12:02 PM

This is why we will be harnessing cow farts for all of our energy needs of the future.  Energy for the masses and stop Global Warming® (since rebranded Climate Change®, since rebranded CO2 Pollution®, since rebranded Climate Disruption®).  No glowing peoples in the mean time.

PTR's picture

The dead don't pollute.  They fertilize.

AGuy's picture

"Ummm...no he didn't. He's still alive, though with leukemia"

I think he  is dead now. The link is from 2011.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

I came across his death a few years ago.  Now in looking for it, he appears to have vanished!  Perhaps the Japan Secrecy Act obliterated his death notice.  Either way, eating radioactive food is just not cool.

Paveway IV's picture

"...Anyone remember the Japanese newsman (Norikazu Otsuka) who was eating Fukushima grown food on TV?  He died real soon thereafter..."

Still alive as far as anyone knows, but treating acute lymphocytic leukemia? He probably wishes he died right after being diagnosed at the end of 2011. 

"...Since 311, he has been “supporting north Japan by eating their food"..." from Fukushima Diary and was getting anti-cancer drugs through a tube in his neck. 

He was diagnosed as 'in remission' at the end of 2012. Announced return to TV in Feb. of 2013 in new show, but that got cancelled in March when his cancer re-appeaed. Had an umbilical cord blood treatment in June, and was released from the hospital at the end of 2013.

He dropped off the radar since then, but I'm willing to bet he's been cutting back on his 'support' for Fukushima and no longer eats Fukushima-grown food (at least through his feeding tube).

giggler321's picture

ZH always on about yellow I'm sure some exceptional American will start pressing coins out of Urainium.

Latina Lover's picture

Unfortunately, I have to agree.  What is shocking (!) how the western MSM pressitudes refuse to cover Fukushima.  Could it be because Fukushima is a real extinction event, versus the phony AGM scam?

NoDebt's picture

But it's so far away and I just feel so..... sleepy.....Zzzzzzzzzzz.

The MSM isn't ever going to cover it.  What amazes me is how little you hear from the people who SHOULD be pitching a fit, and do on a regular basis:  the enviro-nazis.  One fucking mud puddle in central Texas dries up and they're screaming bloody murder.  Then you get REAL murder happening with LARGE areas polluted with radiation and guess what?  <crickets>

MalteseFalcon's picture

"What amazes me is how little you hear from the people who SHOULD be pitching a fit, and do on a regular basis:  the enviro-nazis."

The entire environmental movement has been co-opted and is completely faux.

But if you agree to implement carbon taxes ......

golden kafir's picture

AS an insider who grew up with environmentalists i agree, all the organizations care about is that donations keep flowing in from people who send them guilt money for someone to fight their battles for them because they're too lazy to try and make a difference on their own.Mostly environmentalists got tired of banging their heads against the wall because government/big business fights change kicking and screaming and nobody else listens either. so fuck all y'all don't depend on anyone to fight your own battles for you....want change you have to lobby on your own. pretty easy to criticise, alot harder to actually get off the internet and do somthing about the things you actually care about ....good luck with that.

Bay Area Guy's picture

I was on a walk the other day and a Greenpeacer was trying to solicit donations to save the humpbacks. Now, I like whales, but I hate the phonies at agree peace, so when this guy chats me up, I said no thanks and he starts getting all blustery with me. So I turned and lo oked at him and said in a pretty loud voice "agree peace has never responded to my email about why they aren't out screaming about Fikushima. If you're the supposed guardians of the ocean, you should be leading the charge, but your organization says nothing about the biggest threat to the whales and to life on the planet and THAT is why I will never support your group." Guy was stunned and didn't say a word, just kind of snuck away. God I was pissed.

MalteseFalcon's picture

BP spill in the gulf?  Greenpeace?  No show.

Paveway IV's picture


I though he said hunchbacks - I gave him ten bucks.

Caleb Abell's picture

Igor thanks you for your help.

Bruce Gender's picture

The tree huggers will just go back to staring at their iPhones and using their Prius cars to haul their plastic kayaks down to the water to "block" Shell's oil rig from going to Alaska. Good times, good times...

vq1's picture

<< watch trump

<< watch sad children slowly die

Urban Redneck's picture

They had a magic negro to protect, and if they come clean now, they risk being strung up along with said magic negro, or Zyklon-B'd if they belong a certain tribe.  

.300WinMag's picture

Coverage might make people draw dots together......let no crisis go to waste.....from a ruling standpoint - between their numbers and demographics, coupled with their econ - their bust ........ a mass die off helps to right the ship.


Raise your hand if you don't think that the US Gov is lying to you about Fukushima's impact on the Western US? If so, why would the narrative be any different than the lies they told related to Hanford WA / Santa Susana CA / 3 Mile Island.....


Remember: "I am from the Government, I am here to help" 

r0mulus's picture

Not a purposeful extinction event- an exposure of how the Western Deep State media control extends to client states like Japan. We help them (japan's leadership) save face until they die comfortably, at which time the truth is allowed to be FOIA'd into existence (if at all). If the truth about Japan's irradiation were known, it would tank their economy even further, and we can't have that as they prop up OUR stock market in return! Gotta love the web of debt that binds us all to the NWO.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Kids are getting cancer?

Good news!

Now there is a vaccine for radiation poisoning!

It contains a less than immediately lethal dose of cesium.

Strictly a low level exposure.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Important factoid.

Apparently it is SOP in Japan for doctors to NOT inform their patients that they have cancer.  Doesn't show up on the death certificate, either.

graftvshost's picture

Better get your 'seaweed superfood smoothie' trademarked and ready to go....

Just don't use seaweed from anywhere near Fukushima, obviously.

glenlloyd's picture

And they already have a demographic problem...this isn't going to help with that.

Government doing what it does best....lying.

Jack Burton's picture

The American engineer who supervised and engineered aspects of the old Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Cleanup has gone public on Fukushima. In short he said something along these lines.

"No engineering solution is in existence or on the drawing board that could be used to clean up the three nuclear cores at Fukushima. The situation defies 2015 engineering skills. The very best case scenario is that progress in technology might advance over the next 50 years allowing a beginning to be made at actual clean up. Let's be clear, nothing is being cleaned up at Fukushima. Water is sprayed to cool cores and spent fuel. That water is being stored. The core nuclear material is not under control and nobody has a clue how to get at it, find it and actually begin to remove it. Robots are useless, the level of radiation will fry semiconductors and even actual analog circuits."

I believe a state of the art robot was designed to work in Fukushima and it quickly was fried.

Factotum's picture

stupid fear mongering website caters to like minded people who are also, by the way, to lazy to do their own research:



Oh, and 15Msv is almost always, by almost all scientists, considered to be safe.   At least, there is no actual studies to show that such an annual dose causes any problems.   Maybe one of you future ignoble prize winners will find such a study.


buzzsaw99's picture

i used to think the former soviet union lied alot. japan and the usa take the cake these days.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Japan is where 'yes' means 'no'.

The Japanese invented kabuki!

Son of Loki's picture

Didn't a Japanese get a Nobel Prize for his Bukake research?

Philo Beddoe's picture

Passing a geiger counter over my kid will open a can of woop ass under intense pressure. 

Amazing the shit people will tolerate. Sorta like they are sheep or something. 

Bastiat's picture

Geiger is just a passive measuring device-no harm.  The harm is from the radiation it may detect.  It's a good thing to know if your kids clothes or skin are contaminated.  The thing to get angry about is what caused the contamination.

Philo Beddoe's picture

I was putting the cart in front of the donkey. By the time the geiger counter is employed some serious bullshit has probably taken place. 

MalteseFalcon's picture

Serious bullshit = ingestion or inhalation of one hot particle.