While much of the media attention fades, radiation continues to impact upon the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese people. There are also significant issues around institutional discrimination of those whose homes were within the contamination zone as well as misinformation about the nature of radiation. Families are dealing with stress, upheaval and break down as over 120, 000 people have been forced to leave their homes, communities and businesses.
Australian uranium was in the reactors at Fukushima and we continue to export uranium to Japan. It is important for Australians to hear the full story of the risks and consequences of these exports.
‘Face to Face with Fukushima’ tour will see a delegation from Japan visit Australia on a speaking tour in March 2013 to coincide with the second anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the Daiichi power plant in Fukushima, Japan.
The tour will include public meetings in Darwin, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney and meetings with Indigenous Australians who have uranium mine impacts on their lands.
The delegation will also share their experience and describe life in Japan since the 2011 Tsunami and Daiichi nuclear disaster, a disaster on par with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.
The tour aims to highlight the long term and ongoing radioactive contamination problems in Japan. Delegates will also share stories of people finding hope, working together, rebuilding their country.
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