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The print and online versions of Kansai Scene feature articles on news, politics, environment, current affairs, sports, outdoor activities, local and international travel and local culture. The listings section covers local events, festivals, art, flea markets, film, club and live music.

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What is surprised me in Japan Jenya's column No.2


Hello and Happy New Year, everyone!

This is 2nd number of my column, and today’s topic is “What is surprised me in Japan”

It is my 8th year in Tokyo and, to tell you the truth, I began to forgot the things that stroke me here at first. But there is still a lot to be surprised of everyday, that is why Japan is so great!

Japanese always think about how to make things comfortable.
Many foreigners love drink vending machines, and every year, there are innovations in them. Recently, you can see touch screen’s machines and tray to get your drink is easier to use now. Again, there are so many things you can buy by these! Like rice or stockings!
And, of course, it makes you a bit happier when you hear “Arigatou gozaimasu” voice from machines.
If you want to express Japan in one word, definitely, it would be “Useful”

“Kirei” also means “Beautiful” in Japanese, and Japan is very beautiful, but it is also very clean. This is because of that they clean it all the time, but also it is Japanese’s way of thinking. Don’t waste at the streets, and clean your place. Everyone would love to stay in such a clean country.

*Mountain’s view*

In Russia, we don’t have many mountains, so I am always amazed of japanese mountains. Of course, Fuji-san is one of my favorites too. I also love snow montains. I was raised in snow country, but began to snowboarding after I came to Japan. May be, the pretty view is one of the reasons, too?

*Hot springs*
We have Russian sauna, “Banya”, but I also love japanese hot spring’s special atmosphere. Especially open air bath when it is snowing. Unforgettable!
I think “Now this is Japan~” and get so happy in these moments.

*Hard workers*

I respect working Japanese with all my heart. Always smiling, always working with all theirs  might! They also know how to have fun after the work, so I can not agree with popular among foreigners “Japanese are working robots” saying. They are very human! I am glad I am able to work with them.

Being in Tokyo makes me to have all these feelings! Different places, different people, I am so glad to live in Tokyo. I am going to convey these feelings to you from now on too!

Today’s little corner
“Sweets to you”

Today’s choice is “Maccha Late”
You can drink these around the world now lately. Traditional japanese green tea and hot milk’s marriage. Japanese know how to arrange “east” and “west”!


There will be no negative effects on health in Fukushima




There will be no negative effects on health in Fukushima

Scientist Kunihiko Takeda views the fact that the government has raised the yearly exposure limit for the victims of this disaster to 20 millisieverts as a problem. He said, “After the Chernobyl accident, children developed cancer starting four years from exposure.”*8 Although it is not clearly stated, he is referring to thyroid cancer. The problem is that he causes misunderstanding among his readers by leading them to believe that cancer can occur from such low doses of radiation. In the area around Chernobyl, such sickness occurred because the thyroid glands of people were exposed to up to 50 sieverts (although most were exposed to just several sieverts). There were around 100,000 children in Belarus. Among these, four people developed cancer after four years, while a maximum of 13 people developed cancer after nine years. Afterwards, these numbers declined.
In the case of Fukushima, the thyroids of residents have been exposed to low levels of radiation between 1/1,000th to 1/10,000th the amount in Chernobyl. Among the 66 people I examined the maximum dose was eight millisieverts. Based on radioactivity dosage, the risk of Fukushima residents developing thyroid cancer is less than one person per 10 million per year. Since the population of Fukushima Prefecture is two million, thyroid cancer will not result from these low doses. Truly, people with only amateur knowledge of radioactivity need to stop paralyzing the citizens of Fukushima and the entire country with fear. Regarding external exposure of the entire body, the largest dose among those evacuated from the 30-kilometer area around Chernobyl was quite high at 750 millisieverts over a period of seven days*9. In contrast, the dose for people subjected to emergency evacuation from the 20-kilometer area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, based on my predictions from transitions in the outdoor air dose rate at the time, was a few millisieverts ‐ less than 1/100th the dose at Chernobyl. For that reason, it’s practically a crime to make people from Fukushima and other parts of Japan fear health effects based on the damage that occurred at Chernobyl.
We know that the ovaries of females can be affected at a level of 650 millisieverts or greater, so it’s true that terrible things happened to the people evacuated from the 30-kilometer area around Chernobyl. However, it is possible to affirm that absolutely no such risk is posed to Fukushima or other prefectures.
I believe there are almost no residents of Fukushima Prefecture who have reached the level of 20 millisieverts per year. The estimated dose in Fukushima over 30 days, according to personal dosimeter calculation values from when I carried out my surveys, was 1.0 millisieverts or less in the 20-kilometer area around the plant and its surrounding area from April to May, and also from June to July, while the dose in the area between Aizu and Fukushima City was 0.10 millisieverts or less. From the above, I estimate that the annual external exposure for citizens of Fukushima Prefecture in 2011 will be 10 millisieverts or less, while most people will be exposed to five millisieverts or less.
Scientific evaluations could be obtained by having everyone ‐ from children to adults ‐ wear personal dosimeters. However, the government’s disaster countermeasures office did not do this during the initial period between March and May, when radiation doses were comparatively high. This was a truly careless mistake, especially considering that people in Iitate Village were being advised to take shelter indoors.
From the aforementioned actual values taken by personal dosimeter, my tentative estimate of most Fukushima Prefecture residents’ external exposure to radiation in 2011 is several millisieverts.

Jun Takada (57)
Doctor of Science Professor, Sapporo Medical University