11th July 2020
FoE Japan
Peace Boat

The environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan), in cooperation with the NGO Peace Boat, have launched the next in their series of video testimonies of the current situation in Fukushima in various languages.

The next multilingual installment in this series includes interviews with fishermen from Fukushima, who have been pushed back and forth by the policies of the Japanese Government and TEPCO, and who hold great concerns for their future. These are being released simultaneously in English, French, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and German, adding to the original Japanese.

The fishermen interviewed told us that they are still struggling to sell their fish due to the impacts of the nuclear accident. They are working to restore confidence step by step, by conducting efforts such as test operations and radiation monitoring themselves. However, the Japanese Government and TEPCO have launched a plan to discharge large amounts of radioactive contaminated materials generated at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, including tritium, into the ocean.
“From now, our worry is the problems for successors. If an unexpected fish is found in the future, the young generation will really suffer, those in the fishing industry. Really. It's a life-or-death matter.”

Please listen to the voices of concern and anger of the Fukushima fishermen (12mins 31 sec).

English https://youtu.be/zSVu_52u7z8
Chinese (Simplified) https://youtu.be/TecOJVYmSO0
Chinese (Traditional) https://youtu.be/JrVCUnDDH7w
French https://youtu.be/S6SNMmq_4PA
Korean https://youtu.be/uOE0pkfj-lo
German https://youtu.be/C42NzEP9VDE
Spanish https://youtu.be/BznkYgTYBkw