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    uzneko

    I've had the extreme pleasure of meeting Masami Yoshizawa and getting a tour of his entire farm, it's amazing what he has done with so little and it was easy to see how much he adored every single animal in his care. He has even written a book on the topic of what happened.

    If any of you wish to further help him, he needs money and volunteers: http://fukushima-farmsanctuary.blogzine.jp/ (In Japanese) btw they also have an adorable live cam of their three legged cow (just a baby when I met him)

    Here's a write up on him that's in English: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/lifeanddeath/AJ201205160001

    Posted in: Fukushima farmers seek aid for radiation zone cattle

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    uzneko

    Sadly, from what I saw during the times I went in to assist with animal rescue, I think this figure is a bit low, especially since it is not including the business owners. Most stores we drove past had busted windows, some ATMs were smashed open and a number of homes we went to in search of animals had their front doors wide open and muddy footsteps inside.

    "Question is did he sell any of these items? The other question is why didn't the police patrol or at least secure the zones. The really need to secure the zones, an occasional patrol means nothing."

    They have most of the roads into the core area fully secured, but unfortunately the area of the entire no-go zone is just too big to properly barricade. Police will often pull over each person they see with out of town plates and demand papers (happened tons of times to me), but they can't be everywhere, and sometimes the thefts are from fellow Fukushima residents, whom they rarely pull over since owners are allowed to go back and check on their own property.

    Posted in: More than 1,200 cases of theft reported by home owners in Fukushima no-go zone since 2011

  • 0

    uzneko

    80393 Fredrick is in Maryland, USA

    Posted in: Duo launches Kickstarter campaign to complete Japan’s 88 temple pilgrimage route

  • 0

    uzneko

    Will they finally put the rest of Tohoku back in?

    Posted in: Lonely Planet to release 13th edition of Japan Country Guide

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    uzneko

    is believed to be the sole inhabitant within the 20-kilometer red zone.

    far from it, there are a few people living in the area, he's just the only one left in Tomioka Sorry, as someone who has met and even sat in the homes of other people who are also still living there, this line bothers me.

    Posted in: Fukushima town’s sole resident speaks out in documentary

  • 5

    uzneko

    I'm helping to plant a huge amount of cherry trees and pine saplings along the coast this weekend ^_^

    Posted in: Fukushima to get 20,000 cherry trees on 190-km coast

  • -3

    uzneko

    Jesus Christ, why would they even think that the WHO has reason to lie?

    Posted in: Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation

  • 1

    uzneko

    Really? Cause I have the app, and the damn numbers change around once a week

    Posted in: Google to photograph street views of evacuated town in Fukushima

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    uzneko

    Basroil: they update very regularly, the actual Safecast volunteers don't need to go back because they have sensors set up throughout the area and also all of the counters that they donated to people logs readings back to the server. It updates at least once a week for the entire prefecture of Fukushima.

    Posted in: Google to photograph street views of evacuated town in Fukushima

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    uzneko

    Namie is the town I do animal rescue in, it's such a beautiful place and it breaks my heart every time we go in and there's no one there enjoying what was once an amazing place to live. The saddest time of year is definitely hanami, gorgeous blooms everywhere, and not a soul to celebrate it. It's wonderful to know that these people, and the world, will be able to at least slightly enjoy it again.

    P.S. I have been into Namie many times and 1. the mSv/hr is around 5-10 in most of this area 2. the driver will be fine, even if he gets out and walks around for awhile and 3. it isn't quite a ghost town, at least 5 residents that I know personally still live there with their pets (they feel it's better then living in a temp shelter and letting their animals be homeless)

    Basroil: safecast has a smartphone app that is updated quite frequently and is amazingly useful.

    Posted in: Google to photograph street views of evacuated town in Fukushima

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    uzneko

    • Tosa's are dangerous animals- No. As someone who has worked at animal shelters here and in the US, a dog is not violent by nature, it is how it is raised that affects that.

    And as for pit bulls, "Despite their reputation, the United Kennel Club doesn't recommended using pitbulls as guard dogs because they're too friendly with strangers." http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/pitbulls-used-be-considered-perfect-nanny-dogs-children-until-media-turned-them

    Posted in: Owner of dog that mauled 90-year-old woman to death jailed for 14 months

  • 2

    uzneko

    ummm Roppongi and the Palace are both IN TOKYO, so they essentially listed Tokyo as 3/5 of this list

    Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan

  • -2

    uzneko

    Thank you basroil, I live in Fukushima and it means the world to me to see at least one person intelligently defending the region in regards to "contamination"

    Posted in: Rice grown in Miyagi contains more than double legal limit of radioactive cesium

  • 5

    uzneko

    You forgot to mention that many JETs look down on people who are teaching privately here and often hang out in their own little cliques

    Posted in: Is the JET Program right for you?

  • 0

    uzneko

    It was amazing, breathtaking and moving

    Posted in: Taimatsu Akashi – fire festival in Fukushima

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    uzneko

    I'm an animal volunteer up in Fukshima, and can vouch that this research is right on the dot. All of the animals that come in, dogs, cats, birds, are all suffering greatly, even after they've been rescued from the Hell that is the exclusion zone

    Posted in: March 11 earthquake caused long-lasting stress in dogs

  • 5

    uzneko

    "the TOWN of Iwaki" We're one of the biggest cities in Japan, please correct that.

    Posted in: Beach in Fukushima opens for first time since nuclear disaster

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    uzneko

    and with many people probably feeling the same way,

    no, cause like most of this country, I don't live anywhere near central Tokyo

    Posted in: bills 'best breakfast in the world' restaurant opens in Omotesando/Harajuku

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    uzneko

    Wish you would show other locations then just Tokyo, most of us don't live near there

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    uzneko

    But... most of the original comic series took place in Japan, and the movie would really help Japan right now. Why the heck would they move and? Now they're going to have to change most of the original plot.....

    Posted in: 'The Wolverine' to be filmed in Australia after Japan misses out due to tsunami

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