Murata-san Forwards a Message on Fukushima Aftermath

Over the past dozen years ‘The Conscience of Fukushima’ retired Japanese diplomat Mitsuhei Murata, “Murata-san” to his admirers, has shared a number of messages regarding the Fukushima disaster and nuclear safety issues in general.  His latest message includes a heart-felt plea from recently deceased, renowned singer Ryuuichi Sakamoto.

Mr. Ryuuichi Sakamoto, world-famous musician, sent me the message attached below last June.

The musician was a constant supporter of my anti-nuclear activities.

The timing of his message allows us to regard it as his testamentfor he courageously revealed the identity of the nuclear village.



2022 68日)


Dear Mr. Murata,

Strange lack of the sense of crisis as regards nuclear reactors, this is largely due to the Mass Media cadre that have received money for tens of years from electric companiesIt is not only money. In each broadcasting company, you will notice< advisors recruited from electric and nuclear related companies. 

You cannot but conclude that the media are after all the publicity organ of the nuclear villageThis structure of profiteering is gigantesque.

Before the War, one could make a direct appeal to His Majesty the Emperor, as did Mr. Shozo Tanaka.

To whom could I make such an appeal nowadays?

We are facing the biggest momentum for departing from nuclear reactors in the last 60 years. We can not let it disappear.

The nuclear accident has already much damaged Fukushima and many children. Opportunities were

abundant to prevent it from taking placeWe adults are responsible for it.

We should stop nuclear accidents from taking place at all costs. Otherwise, is it not a shame to live on?

I will do my best.

Mr.Murata, please take good care of yourself.

Ryuuichi Sakamoto



















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