Tomo chan who is a friend of Tae chan stayed KAIYU for three days the other day, and she brought two persons here, Ayaka san & Alan who they met at organic market.
They used to live in Chiba prefecture (east to Tokyo) and offers some lessons about how individuals can regaining their self-healing awareness through knowledge of holistic living, a living raw food lifestyle. Now they move to KUROSHIO CHOU in Kochi prefecture.
Tomo san met them at organic market, and she happened to hear their speech about "To know Fukushima Daiichi, and think about how we can live together with radioactive materials." and she was impressed by that story, so she talked them and ended in bringing them into KAIYU for providing us the same lecture.
This time, Fukushima Daiichi situation is different from Chernobyl, there's no explosion and no diffusion of radioactive materials into air. However Fukushima Daiichi plants continue to discharge toxic, radioactive contamination untreated. This means, those are undermining water, soil, microbes, food,, all the food chains for a long period. Given this sad but inevitable situations, Ayaka san & Alan proposed to learn more about the characteristic of radioactive materials and get to know how to "live with them". Ayaka san posted a series of blog posts about this in Japanese.
They both worked for BBC, and according to Yu chan, they took very "journalistic" approach, checking the data and the fact one by one and proceeding further. As for me, after talking and meeting them in person, I feel they are trustworthy.
We get too much info through internet, tweeters etc, and it is very important to gain the right media literacy, judging the accuracy of the info, confirming the news source, in order to protect ourselves and choose the "right" decision for individuals. Especially, when it comes to this nuclear plants situations and the data about radioactive materials, I have no way to interpret those by myself correctly, thus I have to trust someone's interpretation who I can trust.
To me, Ayaka san & Alan's story makes sense. It is not enough for someone who lives really close to nucplants, but may help people in east Japan who have to keep eating and drinking water and foods which are officially considered as low contaminated level "not affect to your health immediately".
They also speak about the necessity of increasing the planted amount in east Japan where we still have healthy soil. This year, we can predict (and already we see the situation) that east Japan cannot produce food, so we'll face the shortage of those. When it's really short, maybe China and/or America will approach Japan to import their food and materials which are currently regulated due to the safety concerns, i.e.genetically modified food products. We don't want to loose our ability to produce healthy food products by ourselves. Fortunately, it's spring time, now is the time farmers start planting, so it's worth for us, each individuals, requesting farmers, agricultural cooperative associations, and our government to increase the planting in west Japan.
Last but not least, I'm planning to help one event at Kaiyu, probably around 23, 24th weekend in April. The event will have three parts, the first one will be the lecture by Ayaka san & Alan, an the second one is having a light meal and pizza using our new stone oven, and the last part is watching a movie "When the wind blows". I'd like to make an opportunity to let people around here "To think, talk, and to continue thinking" about current situation, 59 nuclear plants in Japan.