Online Petition Launch
Hosting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games in Fukushima is nothing less than preposterous, but that's the plan as it now stands. In 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won Japan's Summer Olympic 2020 bid by announcing that Fukushima “has never done, and will never do, any damage in Tokyo”.
Just when you thought it couldn't get crazier, it does.
On March 11, 2016, marking the 5th anniversary of the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympic Minister in Japan made the bait and switch announcement that preliminary baseball and softball games could be held in Fukushima. In fact, plans were already underway for soccer too.
Adolescents and even younger children are now in training for the 2020 games, with dreams of competing in Tokyo, but do their parents even KNOW about Fukushima? Do they know that radioactive hotspots have been detected in Tokyo and further south? Do they know that boys are 5 times more at risk from radiation's damaging effects, that girls are 10 times more at risk? Probably not. Does Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), or the Paralympic Committee (IPC) know that facts? We need to let them know.
30 years after Chernobyl, the 30 km area around it REMAINS AN EXCLUSION ZONE. So how, only 5 years after the Fukushima disaster began, are there are PLANS TO TRAIN YOUNG ATHLETES in the town of Nahara at "J Village", which is located 19 KM (12 MI) FROM FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI??
Join FFAN as we launch our new viral-worthy petition to spread the word this Becquerel Awareness Day, Sunday April 10th ~ "No 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima!" Tell UNICEF, IOC, IPC, UNEP, WHO, State Department, Ambassador Kennedy, President Obama and yes, anti-nuclear presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, that the WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING this dangerous game and they need to help stop it. FFAN's new petition [was launched] Sunday, April 10, join us!
(Facebook event page) Becquerel Awareness Day 4/10 No 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima!