Fukushima aid official under fire for Twitter tirade

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  • 2

    mikihouse

    Abe is in trouble with his aides spouting nonsense and making foolish remarks...This country will not make it to the next century

  • 16

    badsey3

    “I can’t help but only feel pity for their lack of intelligence,” he wrote, under the handle @jp1tej.

    Send him to work at/in the nuclear plant and live in the hot zone. = That way he will have a better understanding.

  • 13

    zichi

    Resign or dismissal can be the only action.

  • 8

    sillygirl

    Men like this show how they were educated. Entitled twits. Shame, really.

  • 3

    MarkX

    We can now see the true feelings of the Abe Gov't regarding nuclear energy and their hate for those who want to try and stop them.

  • 4

    squeeks

    facepalm. I don't normally do the whole caps locks yelling, but IT'S YOUR JOB TO CLEAN UP RADIATION AND PROTECT PEOPLE FROM RADIATION POISONING, "BAKAI"! I hope he spends some time reading this. I don't want to make this a pointless comment.

  • 8

    BurakuminDes

    Mizuno should be immediately fired and have all his retirement benefits stripped. This dropkick is there simply to serve the public, obviously he is unable to do that. Some of these public servants seem to have delusions that they are special or important.

  • 4

    papigiulio

    People at his level should know better, seriously. And I agree with badsey, let him work at the plant.

  • 8

    zichi

    So I suppose he thinks all the decontamination work is nothing more than just plain old PR? The radiation levels in Futaba, Okuma, next to the power plant and Iitate remains at 4-10 microsieverts/hour. Futaba and Okuma will be off limits for many tens of decades. River banks in Fukushima City have high radiation levels and some of the public parks. A large area of Minamisoma remains off limits while in another area, people can return daily but can't live there or stay over night.

  • -11

    nsv

    I thought freedom of expression right is also available in Jeapanes constitution prepared by Yankii's

  • 4

    smithinjapan

    "lack of intelligence" is right! Mizuno was just applying it to the wrong people. Why on earth would you Twitter something like this when, unless you lack intelligence, you KNOW it's going to be picked up?? As for 'action being taken', yeah... he'll lose half of one month's salary and be transferred to some other job where he doesn't have to do anything besides berate the locals.

  • 11

    samwatters

    I think we found our next ambassador to the UN.

  • -2

    hkitagawa

    I wonder if things like that happens in US

  • 1

    Wakarimasen

    Twitter really is a mixed blessing. Sure it may have lots of good and fun aspects, but it also allows morons to post "tirades" and is a refuge for the coward and bully too.

  • -3

    zxcvb

    It really hurts the image of current government, but is Abe takes strong measures it will be a big plus for him.

  • 1

    Pukey2

    There are politicians who are stupid and selfish. And there are politicians who are stupid enough to brag about their stupidity and selfishness.

  • 4

    don-in-japan

    @smithinjapan, spot on. There's a surprising information gap between politicians and awareness of the internet age - social media... especially like twitter. Deleting it doesn't matter - if you said it, it's out there. And unfortunately you're right too with regards to the shuffle that will occur to hide the guy, rather than any true repercussions.
    As long as he gives an apology, and bows at the correct angle - all's well... regardless of sincerity.

  • -3

    wildwest

    I can see how he would say something like this after a hard day in the office listening to the constant demands from those pesky homeless displaced irradiated grieving jobless disillusion by government suffering PTSD.

  • -6

    GG2141

    'gaff' = accidentally speaking the truth.

    Some groups are making some crazy demands regarding clean up. Like, all soil removed to a depth of 2m, and all buildings torn down and rebuilt.

  • -1

    taj

    Has it been confirmed that it was him? (Not someone who guessed his password and wanted to stir trouble?) Has he admitted it or is he providing an alibi or something else to say it wasn't him?

    Cause if it was him, he needs to resign.

    Benefit of the doubt though, as that is almost too stupid to believe.

  • 8

    lucabrasi

    Some groups are making some crazy demands regarding clean up. Like, all soil removed to a depth of 2m, and all buildings torn down and rebuilt.

    You mean they want to be absolutely certain that they and their families are safe? Bloody lunatics....

  • -1

    Get Real

    “In terms of reprimand, we want to take this case appropriately based on results of our probe,”

    we'll do sweet FA

  • 0

    90292

    Mizuno should be the subject of that article, "Ever wondered what Japanese prison food tastes like?"

  • 3

    gogogo

    This guy thinks it is about him, people still have not gotten money, still living in temp housing, the entire "team" needs to be fired.

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Abe is in trouble with his aides spouting nonsense and making foolish remarks...This country will not make it to the next century

    This guy is not an Abe aid, he is a Japanese government worker and a former vice mayor of some city, I forgot the name. He's tweeted a number of idiotic tweets. He is an idiot and either will be or already has been removed from his position

    .

  • 5

    omicron

    This will continue to happen if many officials are NOT USED TO complaints. That's the problem when generally people don't complain about bad things happening, so when you complain, they thlnk you are whining and you're the one who is bad. People should start complaining so things will change for the better.

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    budgie

    And these are the people they put in charge of helping victims of a nuclear disaster. Conservative nuclear power supporters.  As usual Japan leaves the Fox guarding the chicken coop. Rather like having a minister of woman's affairs who's a man.....oh, wait...

  • 1

    bajhista65

    I have seen bloodless revolution in the Philippines and heard one in Korea to solved a problem and complaints of citizens deeply affected. Fukushima and Miyagi constituents affected by the radiation should now move and unite for Tepco and the JGov to act ASAP on their grievances solutions. Talks and plain media reports won't be able to solve their radiation , compensation, resettlement, relocation, bad politicians etc problems.

  • 4

    Ranger_Miffy2

    This is the lazy sort of ending that drives me nuts..."Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes by the spreading radiation, with some expected never to be able to return".

    HOW MANY "tens of thousands" and HOW MANY is "some"? This weak ending makes it sound like there is a lonely handful of folks in exile instead of the what I believe is SOME NUMBER of tens of thousands who are having to deal with never going back.

  • 1

    Nelson Surjon

    Thank you Mizuno san. People like you can only help in shortening Abe's "reign" in power.

  • 1

    Clinton Meskanen

    read the #happy tweets for the extent of the nonsense

  • -5

    OssanAmerica

    Guy needs to be canned. Yesterday.

    Nelson SurjonJun. 14, 2013 - 08:00PM JST hank you Mizuno san. People like you can only help in shortening Abe's "reign" in power

    What does this guy have to do with Abe? Did he personally appoint him or something?

  • 1

    nigelboy

    In a posting on the micro-blogging site, Yasuhisa Mizuno said citizen groups demanding measures to protect people against radiation were “leftist shits,” a report said.

    It's a true statement but as a government official, he should of kept his opinions to himself.

    As the March 7, 2013 meeting with these "groups" indicate, they simply do not let up. They are so desparate to attach the detected thryoid cancers and thryoid abnormalities to the Fukushima Daiichi incident that they don't even let the government officials state their finding and the basis of these findings without yelling across the floor room.

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    Magnet

    Considering the amount of "reconstruction" accomplished since 3/11, I would have fired him (all of them actually) a long time ago. These statements are simply evidence that they have become so callously confident that nobody will do anything to stop them, or make them actually do the jobs they were hired for.

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