“Stress Test Meeting” Interrupted: Audience’s Protest and Poignant Words from A Fukushima Woman



Published on Jun 3, 2012 by tokyobrowntabby2
On January 18, 2012, Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) held a hearing to discuss with a committee of experts the results of the “stress test” for judging whether to restart Kansai Electric’s Ooi Nuclear Power Plant. The hearing was supposed to be open to public, but at the last minute NISA decided to hold the meeting in a separate room without the audience. The angry audience, who were locked out in a room with a TV monitor, eventually rushed into the meeting room and made a protest.

In the middle of the confusion, an unidentified woman from Fukushima came out of the audience. This video clip shows part of the protest from the audience and the woman’s poignant words.

Before this hearing, three of the committee members were found to have received donations from a nuclear-related company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. One of them is Dr. Koji Okamoto, Professor of the University of Tokyo and Moderator of this meeting, to whom the woman from Fukushima addressed her last question.

The original, longer version (http://youtu.be/jIRqDsHJ3OY) was created by OurPlanet-TV (http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/?q=node/287). OurPlanet-TV is an independent net-based media and welcomes donations.

関連情報 (related information, in Japanese only):http://torajiyama.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-354.html

Translation and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.
Video editing by sievert311 (http://www.youtube.com/user/sievert311).

French version is at kna60’s channel: http://youtu.be/hfxLUS9js_0

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