“Little Voices From Fukushima” film screening

Film screening

to coincide with the exhibition, in the week of the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (26.4.1986):

Little Voices from Fukushima documentary by Hitomi Kamanaka

119 min, Japanese with English subtitles

Monday 24th April 2017

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL


18:00 – 19:00 exhibition reception, drinks served

19:00 – 21:00  film screening:


“Little Voices from Fukushima is a documentary film dedicated to Japanese mothers and children living in the post-meltdown world of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. In the course of telling their stories, Director Hitomi Kamanaka takes us to Belarus, where we learn from mothers who experienced the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 28 years ago.”

more about the film: http://kamanaka.com/canon/english/

facebook ‘event’: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218812888236663/

All welcome, free event, donations welcome.

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL


phone: 020 7405 1818

email: martha@conwayhall.org.uk


‘Fukushima Wastelands’ a poem by Ann Garrett Ashley

Ann read her poem on 10th March at the London Remember Fukushima vigil held opposite the Japanese Embassy in London and again on 11 March at the Remember Fukushima rally held opposite Downing Street in London.

Fukushima Wastelands   [ March 2017 – 6 years on ]

[ With thanks and acknowledgements to Lis Fields’ ’20 Millisieverts per Year’ exhibition and the film ‘Nuclear Japan’ by Mr. Hiroyuki Kawai].

Fields of black plastic bags filled with radioactive waste

stretch across Fukushima Prefacture

Deserted streets

Deserted houses

Deserted schools

A child’s pink bicycle abandoned in a garage

Geiger counters buzz as white-clad officials monitor here and there

Deserted shops

Deserted libraries

Deserted allotments

A tsunami marker stone stands firm on a hill in Tomioka

– A reminder overseeing this devastating destruction

The sun shines, but there’s no one about

The wind blows the luscious vegetation, but it’s inedible

Flowers bloom, but are not seen, smelt or picked

164,865 people have left this polluted paradise

8% of the urban and rural land mass is uninhabitable

20 milliesieverts per year is now the Government’s safe radiation threshold

Japan’s 54 nuclear power plants lie close to tsunami-prone seas

Their white temple- like domes and austere structures

gleam and glisten in seemingly pristine condition

They hide the deadly plutonium within

They are part of the world’s dangerous annihilative sin

Ann Garrett Ashley, March 2017

Left: Abandoned High Street, Chuo District, Tomioka, Fukushima; right: Radioactive Plants and Topsoil In Black Plastic Bags, Katsurao, Fukushima, © Lis Fields 2017

6 Years Ongoing Fukushima Catastrophe

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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Every year at this time, the time to commemorate March 11. 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and the tsunami, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, all the mainstream media and the websites publish so many articles about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant present situation. For those like me who followed the Fukushima Daiichi ongoing catastrophe day by day since now 6 years, there is not much that those many articles could really teach us that we do not know already.
At this time of the year I think only about the victims, and keep praying for all the victims, included my daughter, one of the many. For those who already died, for those who are now affected and sick, and all the future victims to come, for all those many lives affected in many ways by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Thinking about how the nuclear industry gets away with plain…

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The island of the post-Fukushima children

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Translated by Hervé Courtois

6724407_image-0040-0086_1000x625.jpgIn Kumejima, Mayumi and her two children are recovering their health away from the radioactivity of Fukushima.

Six years ago, Japan experienced the worst nuclear disaster in its history. Since then, the young inhabitants of the contaminated areas are welcomed on a preserved archipelago where they can recover their health.

Green shorts and long-sleeved T-shirt, Tatsuyoshi, 4, runs to the sea, stops halfway. For fear of the sand, he refused to bathe barefoot. “It’s like that, the first few days. Then he gets used to it, “says his mother, Mayumi Moriai, handing him his sandals.The young woman has already come three times to the small Japanese island of Kumejima, located 2200 kilometers south of Tokyo, in the Okinawa archipelago, to allow her two children to reconnect with nature. “We live in Koriyama, in Fukushima Prefecture, 70 kilometers from the nuclear power plant ravaged by the…

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