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 22 January 2015

 Have you eaten in any Japanese restaurants since 
March 11th, 2011? Please do not eat Japanese foods 
like kombu,  wakame (seaweed), fish, miso, soy 
sauce, salt, chicken, pork, beef, milk, cheese, 
mushrooms, rice, or any fruits and vegetable in 
Japanese restaurants. Of course it's okay to buy 
and eat "miso" made in Bali.

 I will talk about the situation at Fukushima.  
Radioactive contamination is still continuing to 
flow from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 
Japan. It is leaking roughly 300t/day into the sea. 
And nuclear fission is continuing every day at 
10,000,000bq/day. It will continue for at least 30 
years. Most of the nuclear fuel has gone 
underground and some of it might be in contact with 
underground water. The magma of the nuclear fuel is 
releasing fission products from the nuclear 
reaction into the air. (The official figures 
released by Tokyo Electric power Co. and the 
Japanese Government, as of August 2014, are 300t/
day into the sea and 10,000,000bq/day released into 
the air.)

 Page 10 of the November 1st 2011 issue of the 
Jakarta Post reports, "Officials at the Tokyo 
Electric Power Co., say that they have for the most 
part succeeded in cooling the damaged reactors, and 
have achieved a "cold shutdown".

 But that was a lie. As I mentioned earlier, most 
of the nuclear fuel has gone underground. So there 
are almost no nuclear fuel rods in the vessels. So 
of course it's cool now. But by the definition of "
cold shutdown": it's like an engine of a car, water 
needs to be circulated. But for a nuclear power 
plant in cold shutdown, the water needs to be 
circulated for 30 years.

 To avoid radiation sickness, we have to learn to 
choose our food carefully. Please see the periodic 

 In the periodic table of elements, elements in the 
same column have a similar structure of electrons 
to each other. For example, Cesium (Cs) is similar 
to Potassium (K); Strontium (Sr) is similar to 
Calcium (Ca). Of course, a lot of the foods we eat 
contain potassium and calcium. They are important 
nutrients for our physical health.

 But because of their similar structures, our body 
confuses cesium for potassium and strontium for 
calcium. Our bodies mistakenly absorb these 
radioactive elements and they remain in our bodies 
for over 30 years.

 Once inside our bodies, the Cs and Sr will 
irradiate neighboring cells every second for over 
30 years.

 Already, the radiation has spread all over the 
earth. And tuna wander around the oceans.


 What is radioactive/radiation?

 "Please come in, element 92, Uranium!"
 (cf. "92nd" comes from the periodic table of 

 We opened Pandora's box. - Vol.1

 In the 20th century, we discovered that we could 
generate heat by firing a neutron into the nucleus 
of an atom. (cf.1. An atomic nucleus of Ur238. cf.2.
 Most of the natural Uranium is Ur238 (99.3%).)

 We opened Pandora's box. - Vol.2

 The ratio of Ur235:U238 is 0.7%:99.3% in natural 
uranium found in rock. We discovered that it was 
easier to create nuclear fission with Ur235. So if 
we could find a way to start a chain reaction using 
Ur235, we could get an enormous amount of heat 
energy from Ur235. (cf. The heat from the chain 
reaction with Ur235 is used to boil water. The 
steam is used to power turbines that generate 
electricity. This is how nuclear power plants 
generate electricity.)

 Normally, the ratio of the enriched uranium (Ur235)
 is 3%.

 Ur235 and Pu239 are the only elements used to 
create nuclear chain reactions.

 Back in 1942, in the early days of nuclear power 
plants, they seemed like a dream source of 
electricity. A small amount of fuel can generate 
electricity for one family, for an entire year 
without the need to refuel. A one centimeter tall, 
one centimeter diameter pellet of fuel is all that 
was needed.

 But everyday, nuclear power plants are leaking 
radiation into the air and ocean even under normal 
operating conditions, without any accident. They 
are also making and releasing radioactive water 
that is seven degrees centigrade hotter into the 
oceans every second. The amount of radioactive hot 
water flowing out of nuclear power plants is around 
70t/s, which is equivalent to a large river in 

 We don't have a way to store the radioactive waste 
from these power plants. (And we don't have a way 
to dispose of the radioactive waste.) We also have 
no idea how to dismantle the power plants. These 
factors have led some to call nuclear power plants  
"apartments without toilets."

 In the event of a large earthquake, the power 
plant cooling system might be damaged, the diesel 
generators might be damaged, or one of the power 
lines might be cut. So we would have another 
critical Fukushima-like accident again, if another 
big earthquake were to happen.

 There are 441 nuclear reactors in the world right 
now. There are active plans to build another 80 
nuclear reactors and more.

 Electric power companies can buy enriched uranium (
Ur235) at reasonable prices from countries that 
have uranium mines. Electric power companies are 
making a lot of money because they generate 
electricity using the enriched uranium 235. From 
each nuclear reactor they can make 1 million USD 
per day in profit. In most countries, there are few 
laws regulating how power companies dispose of 
radioactive waste, and decommission and dismantle 
their nuclear power plants. So nuclear power 
generation is the easiest business in the world. 
And Indonesia, for example, has been considering 
nuclear power generation for the last 30 years.

 Please look at the children. Think about their 
future. Please look at and also think about the 
elephants, the whales, the birds, the rabbits, the 
forests, the oceans, the water fleas and the fish.

 Fish have been living in the oceans for 400 
million years. Humans have been here 200,000 years. 
Humans started using electricity only 100 years ago.
 So, for most of our history we have lived without 
electricity and we can live without electricity now.

 No, you won't have to live as roughly as our 
ancient ancestors did when they didn't have 
electricity. Nowadays, we have plenty of natural 
gas resources and also 3rd generation natural gas 
generators that produce almost no air pollution. We 
also have micro water generators, for homes near 
small rivers or mountain streams. A Japanese 
company has also developed a coal generator,  again 
that produces almost no air pollution. Even with 
the new cleaner technology available, most places 
continue to use the old coal generators that 
pollute the environment. So please keep an eye on 
the situation in Java.

 But we can change. And the only thing that we can 
really change is ourselves.

 Because of our desire for money, we have almost 
lost everything, the forests and oceans. Money is 
only pieces of paper. Money is only bits of data on 
the computer hard drives of banks.

 There are roughly 40,000 eco villages in the world.
  And we can get a glimpse of our future in the 
ancient Balinese banjar system. Only 50 years ago, 
they didn't use money. Even now, they still have a 
system that allows them to help each other and get 
things done without exchanging or paying money.

 They know how to climb coconut trees, how to 
maintain and manage the water streams for the rice 
terraces, and how to cook the stalks of the banana 
plant with ginger and Balinese spices.


 My name is Osamu Fujikawa. I lived in Tokyo for 38 
years. We moved to Ubud in May of 2011. Most of my 
work experience has been in IT and sales for IT 
companies - Novell and Siemens. Since 2004, I have 
been performing jazz piano and Merodica. My wife, 
Naoko: Raw desserts & vegan cooking classes. We 
have a website called "Bali diary Osamu". 

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