– Japanese government approves over $900,000 in funds to combat “erroneous information” about Fukushima (Activist Post, August 26, 2011):
The crisis at Fukushima was not only a crisis for the people of Japan and the nuclear industry as a whole; it was also a public relations disaster for the Japanese government.
TEPCO, the Japanese utility company that operated Fukushima Daiichi, along with the Japanese government were consistently exposed telling blatant lies or misrepresentations of the truth.
Now, in an attempt to mitigate the public relations fallout that has ensued from their deceit of the Japanese people and those around the globe, the government is devoting roughly 70 million yen or $913,000 to combating what they bill “erroneous information” about the disaster.
The contract was awarded to a Tokyo advertising company who will likely continue their efforts until March.
While the agency will not demand that original postings be taken down or that the poster’s identity be revealed; they will identify the allegedly “erroneous information” in order to carry “correct information” on their website.So-called experts will be consulted and the “correct information” will be presented in a question-and-answer format.
While the government presents this as nothing more than an attempt to present accurate information to the public, the people of Japan, including lawyers, do not see it as such an innocent proposal.
The monitoring program was criticized by none other than the Japan Federation of Bar Associations who issued a statement on the 29th of July that argued the program was threatens freedom of speech.
The statement, released under the name of the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, said that, “The government will likely restrict free discussions by unilaterally criticizing what it regards as ‘inaccurate’ and imperil freedom of expression.”
The lawyer who compiled the statement, Kazuo Hizumi, told Asahi Japan Watch that, “Many people look to online information because they do not trust what the government says. Providing accurate information is what the government is supposed to do in the first place; not spending money on a project to interfere with the circulation of information.”
Hizumi makes an irrefutable and important point here: why are they spending nearly $1 million in non-existent funds to create a program to carry out what they should have been doing from day one? Why should the people of Japan be on the hook for the fact that the government could not be trusted from the get-go?
Even an official at the agency charged with handling the monitoring program (which can arguably be characterized as nothing more than a propaganda program funded by taxpayers) had to admit that the Japanese government’s had problems in regards to handling the information coming out of Fukushima.
However, the official said that most people simply misunderstand the project and that they are only “listening to public opinion and trying to sending [sic] out reliable information by showing grounds for it and making it easier for people to comprehend.”
Why they wouldn’t do this in the first place was not explained, nor was it explained why an advertising company would be getting a huge amount of money to do what should be the government’s job: telling the truth.
The fact that an advertising company was awarded the contract should be raising some red flags amongst the people of Japan and the world. Advertising companies are not known for presenting the whole truth, instead they are tasked with selling a product and making something appealing which might otherwise not be.
Personally, I think it is a bad sign when the taxpayer is being billed for the government’s lack of ability to tell the truth. It is an even worse sign when they have to hire an advertising firm to sell the “correct information” to the people.
If the information was indeed correct and verifiable, would they need an advertising company to present it?
No, facts are irrefutable, and the public would be able to investigate the government’s claims for themselves which would make the huge contract with the advertising agency unnecessary.
If the government had any interest in telling the truth, why wouldn’t they simply do so? Why would they have to pay another body to set the record straight?
Associate professor of law on information at Keiwa College in Japan, Shinya Ichinohe, told Asahi Japan Watch that the public outcry over the project is understandable given how the government has handled information pertaining to the Fukushima crisis.
Indeed, their handling was lackluster at best and outright criminally deceitful at worst.
One can only hope that the government will actually follow through and present accurate information to their people. Unfortunately, the fact that an advertising company is getting paid over $900,000 does not strengthen this assertion.
Fukushima City should have been evacuated a long time ago:
– Prof. Chris Busby: Fukushima Like the TITANIC – The Japanese Government Is Completely Out Of Order And If It Continuous Its Course Of Action Then It Is A Criminal Organization – ‘I Am Too Frightened To Go Closer To Meltdowns Than 100 Km’ Because Of High Levels Of Radiation
– Evacuate FUKUSHIMA: Japanese Journalist Takashi Hirose: ‘It’s Like Killing Our Own Children, I Cannot Allow It To Happen’ – Teachers Force School Children To Eat Food That Their Parents Told Them Not To Eat
How about Tokyo?
– Prof. Chris Busby: ‘Very High Level Of Contamination Even As Far South As Tokyo. For Example, We Found One Sample In Tokyo That Had Levels Of Radioactivity Higher Than Levels Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It’s A Very Serious Matter’
Here is what the Japanese and all the other elite puppet governments are really doing here:
– Independent Scientist Leuren Moret: Japan, US, Canadian Governments Complicit In Covering Up Fukushima Radiation – ‘We Are Facing Total Extermination And Genocide’ – ‘We Are On Our Own’ (Video & Article)
TREASON! GENOCIDE! RADIATION EXPERIMENTS!
Watch these Japanese officials just walk away from begging Fukushima citizens:
The Japanese people are used as guinea pigs:
– Fukushima Radiation Alarms Doctors And Scientists – ‘We Have Begun To See Increased Nosebleeds, Stubborn Cases Of Diarrhoea, And Flu-Like Symptoms In Children’, Doctor Attributes Symptoms To Radiation Exposure
… these are not “dosimeters” but “glass badges” that passively collect radiation information. It won’t help these children or their parents to avoid high-radiation areas and spots, it won’t tell them how much radiation they will have been exposed unless they are sent in to a company to interpret the data.
This is outrageous and it is called mind-control:
There are no safe levels of radiation:
– Prof. Chris Busby: ‘There’s No Doubt Fukushima Dwarfs Chernobyl’ – ‘There Has Been A Massive Cover-Up And That Cover-Up Is Still Going On (The Negative Health Effects Of Low-Dose Radiation From Fukushima!!!)
– Are There Safe Levels of Radiation? How Much Radiation Is Safe? (Must-read!!!!!)
Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.
Yo: So making comparisons with X-rays and CT scans has no meaning. Because you can breathe in radioactive material.
Hirose: That’s right. When it enters your body, there’s no telling where it will go. The biggest danger is women, especially pregnant women, and little children. Now they’re talking about iodine and cesium, but that’s only part of it, they’re not using the proper detection instruments. What they call monitoring means only measuring the amount of radiation in the air. Their instruments don’t eat. What they measure has no connection with the amount of radioactive material.
Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility):
You’ve bought the propaganda from the nuclear industry. They say it’s low-level radiation. That’s absolute rubbish. If you inhale a millionth of a gram of plutonium, the surrounding cells receive a very, very high dose. Most die within that area, because it’s an alpha emitter. The cells on the periphery remain viable. They mutate, and the regulatory genes are damaged. Years later, that person develops cancer. Now, that’s true for radioactive iodine, that goes to the thyroid; cesium-137, that goes to the brain and muscles; strontium-90 goes to bone, causing bone cancer and leukemia. It’s imperative … that you understand internal emitters and radiation, and it’s not low level to the cells that are exposed. Radiobiology is imperative to understand these days.”The Japanese people are used as guinea pigs:
Big Brother Japan:
Radiation is now everywhere: