Tokyo; Is It Safe To Visit or Live In?

In the following video, nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson recently took several samples from random locations in Tokyo, (2012) and sent them to a lab in the USA. The results showed that EVERY SINGLE SOIL SAMPLE, was full of radioactivity to the point where it would be considered toxic nuclear waste, to be disposed of ONLY in a special hazardous waste dump. And that is exactly where the lab sent these samples. 

In the following video, the reporter found serious under reporting of radiation levels far away from Fukushima. Dr. Chris Busby found radioactive Cesium at 1000 times higher concentrations in places like Tokyo than the air concentration at the peak of nuclear weapons testing fallout.. 

This is serious nuclear radiation contamination, but is being ignored by Japanese authorities, who are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else. There is a very serious radioactive contamination in Tokyo. 

There was a place in Tokyo that had higher levels of radiation than in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, according to Chris Busby, who was interviewed on RT.


Nesterenko was a Chernobyl liquidator, nuclear physicist and co author of Chernobyl; Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. This book can be found at;

In this book, he explains how there have been over 1 million casualties due to the after effects of Chernobyl, and documents it with many scientific studies. The book also includes information about how to do ground radiation measurements. 

The EU Times exposed the story of how the Japanese government approached the Chinese and told them they had to evacuate 40 million people, including Tokyo. This still might happen, but it shows how desperate the situation in Tokyo and the rest of Japan actually is.

The reality versus the appearance of the situation is very different. In the mass media news reports there are NO problems, and everyone is safe. So let us get into the reality of how things around radiation are covered up and spun by nuclear apologists in industry, government as well as regulatory agencies.

It is easy to measure radiation at 1 meter to 20 meters above the ground which reduces the radiation actually found on the ground by a factor of 10 or much more than that. The nuclear apologists say only a few people died and only a few people got sick from radiation. The blog post; ‘Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators’ has more information about what happened to these million brave souls. 

Official measurements by authorities seem to be chronically too low compared to actual measurements taken by neutral third party testers, often by a factor of ten. This happens in any country, including Russia, the US, Japan and other countries. So how does this minimizing of radiation readings happen? It happens in many ways, as it turns out.

Governments and nuclear ‘experts’ often do an ‘air reading’ instead of placing a Geiger Counter on the ground and measuring it with ground contact, in order to minimize radiation readings. This ‘technique’ may make a dangerously radioactive location or city look ‘safe’.

The problem with this technique is that children and pregnant women do not live in the air. Children play in the dirt. They get dirt and radiation on their shoes and track it back into the house. They drop their toys in the dirt.

Children eat dirt either accidentally or on purpose. Children get sand in their eyes and noses and ears. Children jump in mud puddles and roll in the grass. In order to protect children, it is required to do actual ground radiation readings by holding the Geiger Counter to the ground with actual contact. Air measurements do not protect children, or anyone else for that matter.

Next, if a tester digs in the ground, it is also possible get much higher radiation readings than just laying a Geiger Counter on the surface of the soil. Again, kids dig in the dirt, they play in sandboxes and stir up soil by playing rough sports or building forts and things. Rain carries radiation down into the soil, and does not leave radioactive dust just laying on the surface.

To get a true ground measurement of radiation, a Geiger Counter reading should not only include a ground surface contact reading, but also a reading from soil after the tester digs down 10 – 30 cm. Geiger counters only measure certain radioactive substances, but not all.  A safe reading from a Geiger counter does not mean an area is ‘safe’, as it may contain radiation that cannot be detected with a Geiger counter, such as plutonium for example. Here is a blog post about the dangers of plutonium; 

HowDangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog

However, if BOTH of the above things are done, then we are more being real and scientific, instead of trying to hide radiation, minimize radiation and cover up everything. The definition of fake science is trying to come up with a predetermined answer and hide reality, in order to protect people or a whole industry from legal and financial repercussions. 

 Real science does measurements and accepts whatever it finds, and then deals with it realistically, in the best way possible. Yes, there may be financial and legal repercussions, but that is how the ‘free market’ is supposed to work, wouldn’t you agree?


Finally, what are the levels of radioactive iodine, plutonium, uranium, cesium and strontium in the soil or on plants? These are highly toxic elements that have their own toxic heavy metal effect when inhaled, ingested or brought in via food or water. These elements are different from cosmic rays that one gets when flying that pass through the body and are not absorbed or retained. These radioactive elements are also different from the ‘normal’ background radiation that we are all exposed to on a daily basis.

Radioactive Plutonium, uranium, iodine, cesium and strontium are NOT normal background radiation. These radioactive elements are seen by the body as normal nutrients. The body tries to use them as it would any minerals and incorporates them into glands, organs, bones and muscles. This is not what happens with normal background radiation, or with medical X-rays, for example. So comparing nuclear accident radiation exposure to bananas, normal background radiation and X rays is also part of Faux Science. These things cannot be compared as being alike at all.

Low levels of radioactive elements do not mean ‘safe’ levels. One has to add not only exterior radiation doses, but also interior radiation ingested with food, and coming in with dust, dirt, drinks, water, air, etc. 

Interior radiation is much more harmful at much lower levels than exterior radiation is. Remember that each particle of radiation can affect any cell around itself, over and over again, as long as it is in the body. If a particle of radioactive strontium is ingested, it migrates to the bone, where bone cancer or leukemia can be initiated by it. 

If a radioactive particle of iodine is ingested, it is absorbed by the thyroid gland of a growing child and may initiate thyroid cancer. If a particle of radioactive cesium is absorbed, it goes to the muscles, including the heart muscle, and at high enough doses (around 50 Bq/Kg) lesions form in organs and glands of the body (according to Chernobyl scientific and medical researchers) and the heart may actually stop functioning or be affected in a negative way. Here is a link to more information;

Hot Particles

In the following video, CNN News interviews Arnie Gunderson, where he discusses ‘hot particles’ or fuel fleas and the revolving door in the nuclear industry. He explains that the radiation that comes out of a reactor first is detectable with Geiger Counters, but what comes out later is harder to measure and does not show up on Geiger Counters. 

These hard or impossible to detect hot particles are made up of very tiny particles of plutonium, uranium or other toxic radioactive elements, which do not show up on radiation detectors. The average person breathes in about 10 cubic meters, and on an average day, a person in the US breathes in about 5-10 of these hot particles in the air, per day. In Japan, that number goes up to 50-100 hot particles per day.

He also talks about how these multiple melted down Fukushima plants are ‘cranking out steam and radioactive liquid”, plus these hot particles, in a never ending amount. TEPCO says it may take 50 to 100 years to clean up this mess and thereby stop these radioactive plumes of hot particles. 

In this video, Arnie Gunderson discusses hot particles in more detail and provides a picture of one, plus how it affects the lung tissue around it.


Another problem is that the nuclear industry seems to have coopted much or most of the medical industry, which also sees no problem with radiation exposure, whether external or internal. In the following article, a radiation specialist medical doctor claims that a woman suffering from what very likely could be radiation exposure symptoms is suffering from nothing more than ‘stress’.

“It’s also a female characteristic that, because of that sensitivity, they cannot control themselves. Taking that also into consideration, I think it is appropriate to identify stress as the cause [of her problems].”

Would it surprise anyone that this same technique and justification for all diseases and cancers is found in Russia around Chernobyl exclusion zones as well? The same thing happened at TMI as well.  For more on the art of deception that the nuclear industry uses, go to;

TheArt of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and FraudulentScience, via A Green Road Blog 

Women, children and other adults there were and still are also blamed for ‘infections’, excess ‘stress’ and mental problems, as the cause of all health problems, even if they are clearly related to our caused by radiation exposure.

Medical ‘experts’ seem to have no problem blaming ‘weak’ women for the appalling 80% rate of all babies born with birth defects, health issues or cancers around Chernobyl. Only 20% of babies born are healthy in one specific area explored that is more or less the equivalent of Fukushima Province, only 30-40 years later. 

Watch some of the documentary movies about Chernobyl and you will understand what I am talking about here. Now the same things seem to be happening around Fukushima in Japan, as well as any other nuclear accident radiation release site globally. 

30ways the nuclear industry deceives everyone; 


The Japanese authorities and experts are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else They are comparing it to background radiation, but that is not a good way to do it. The radiation releases from the plant are ongoing and are NOT being measured, much less reported on.

The Japanese government has only evacuated people out to 30km. The US has advised people to evacuate out to 50km. The problem is that Japan is a tiny nation, and cannot afford to move that many people, close that many factories and lose that much revenue. The utility would also be legally liable to all of those residents and companies for losses, and that was also not financially feasible. 

It was estimated that areas within 250 kilometers from the plant, including Tokyo and Yokohama would have to be evacuated if spent fuel pool #4 fell over and fuel rods were exposed to open air. “In an interview with the Mainichi in September, Kan said, “All residents would have to be evacuated in areas 100, 200 or even 300 kilometers from the plant if the leak of radioactive substances can’t be stopped.” This is still a possibility, as spent fuel pool #4 is in a very fragile state and could still collapse.

In another article, “We may be too late to evacuate”, the author goes into exposure levels that the government says are ‘safe’, but when investigated and compared to Chernobyl, these so called ‘safe’ levels are actually causing numerous genetic and health problems in areas around Chernobyl, and they did not have to deal with plutonium contamination.

For more information on plutonium and uranium contamination, read…

HowDangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog

Depleted Uranium Effects InThe Human Body, via A Green Road Blog 


Another thing that governments and nuclear experts seem to do quite regularly and seemingly on purpose, is to use confusing numbers. In some cases, their use of statistics that sound low. A low number of any kind seems to downplay the danger.

Water containing radiation is measuring in cc’s instead of liters, in order to greatly lower the amount of radiation in the water, at least at first glance. Who is actually going to go to the work of translating the cc’s into liters anyway? How would one do this? The average person would not know how, much less go to the trouble of actually doing it. The authorities count on this. When combined with assurances of ‘everything is safe’, most of the population goes along with these platitudes, and stops asking questions.

The authorities do the same thing with ground and air measurements as far as minimizing anything that is found. Instead of measuring and informing local populations (including inside cities and towns) of hot spots on the ground with very high levels of radiation, the authorities ‘average’ the TOTAL radiation readings over a square kilometer. This makes the ‘hot spot’ disappear into a larger area that may have close to normal background radiation levels. No one is warned of extremely high radiation readings within this area. The authorities might report that a ‘low’ reading of only 15 Curie per km² was found. This sounds safe, right? 

The only problem is that this translates into a very dangerously high radiation level of 555,000 Becquerel of radiation per square meter.

Another way that the authorities make things look a lot better than they are is to take the radiation readings up high in the air, instead of touching the ground when taking radiation readings. A radiation reading in the air at 1 meter height might only be 10 bq per sq. meter, and a radiation reading taken from a helicopter at 20 meters in the air may only show .07 bq per square meter, while a direct ground to meter reading might show a reading of 500,000 bq per square meter, which is a very dangerous radiation reading. 

These readings are all measuring the same square meter of ground. If an authority only discovers .07 bq of radiation per square meter (from 20 meters up in the air) and then reports this area as safe, again, most people will stop asking questions. Meanwhile, the whole town is being exposed to dangerous radiation levels.

The authorities often or usually combine these two ‘techniques’, in order to artificially lower the radiation readings by many orders of magnitude. However, it does NOT reduce the dangers and exposure levels to the average person living there who is exposed to the very real dangers of 555,000 Becquerel per sq meter.

Just to give one example, at Chernobyl, 15 Curie per km² is equal to (555,000 Becquerel per sq m) (15 Curie per sq km also equals 555 KB per m² according to Lazyuk at: .

This exposure was found to be harmful to health, according to scientific study of areas with people living in this kind of radiation level. Read the report for yourself at the link above.

In Japan, the ‘safe’ levels of radiation were also ‘raised’ by the authorities overnight to make almost all food and water safe, so that nothing would have to change, as far as government or nuclear agency oversight. Never mind that ‘safe’ levels of radiation were increased by orders of magnitude, with no explanation or scientific or medical debate.

“In this video I explain the unit called a “becquerel” which is used to measuring radioactive contamination in water, food, and other things. I also discuss the Japanese government’s “safety” limits. Having lived in Japan for several years and speaking to non-native English speakers so much, I really noticed in this video how slowly I’ve come to speak. I apologize and will try to return to “native” speed for future videos.

Japanese Science Ministry (MEXT) radioactive contamination in tap water information: (English)

I have not had time to thoroughly investigate it, so I didn’t report on it, however, going through the .pdf archives of radioactive iodine and cesium in tapster I was unable to find any reference of 210 becquerels/liter which was a high that the Tokyo tapster hit as reported by many local and foreign news sources when it happened. Here is one of many mainstream western media references to it;

Japanese Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry March 17, 2011 document detailing new safety limits of radioactive contamination in food and water:

WHO, Germany, and U.S. radioactive iodine and cesium permitted levels information source:

It’s difficult to find references to the pre 3/17 safety limits. Here is a document from March, 2002 from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare web site. It is a testing manual and not a publication about limits, but page 10 number 4 shows the limits of 20 bq/kg (water, milk) and 50 bq/kg solid foods:”

I would venture to guesstimate that we are going to see an exact repeat of Chernoby in Japan.. Doctors blaming women’s stress and worry for all radiation caused problems, nuclear experts saying there is no harm with radiation, especially INTERNAL radiation. Meanwhile, everyone will be avoiding bananas, because we all know they are FULL of radiation. This would be funny if it were not so tragic. Gratefully, not all medical doctors are suffering from what I would term Foolish Elitist Misogeny or FEM.

Government Meters Not Reading Radiation Correctly?

The following is a story about how 10 government officials went to a quarry and measured radiation there. They found 4 microsieverts per hour radiation, in Namie town, town located in Futaba District, Fukushima, Japan. A reporter was also there, at the same time, in the same place. His meter read above 20 microsieverts, which was the maximum his meter could detect, in the same place, measuring the same rocks.

It is easy to falsify a radiation meter and make it read low, because all meters used by government and the nuclear industry have ‘calibration’ screws on them. According to one former nuclear worker, this technique of artificially making a radiation meter read low or safe is often used. 

This insider reports that; “Ah, yes. The old “calibration” loophole. Ran into that at TMI2, when the TLD readers – NRC had one, Met-Ed had the other – engaged in “calibration wars” day to day to cover up the most amount of exposure. Used to randomly load them, some from each stack in each machine so I could get an average read from the difference between them, then add the difference since yesterday’s calibration. They were hiding 10 mr a day for awhile, then it went to 20, then 30, then 50. Before you knew it nobody got any radiation exposure at all from being on-site at TMI. I kept my own dosage, hubby’s and our friends’ on a separate calc sheet, since what got entered into the recordkeeping ‘system’ was severely depleted, and anything under 10 mr per day didn’t get recorded at all. Not surprisingly, none of us got any radiation at all according to Met-Ed. According to my cheat-sheet, we each got over 100 mr (and one over 250). Nifty how that works, isn’t it? Makes me wonder how much dose Japan’s meters are calibrated to ignore. It’s not hard to do, just turn a screw…”

In an village near the Fukushima plant, a farmer chose to one of only a few people out of the original 5,000 who stayed after the meltdown. “Ito says the soil has been removed near the town hall’s monitoring post, used for official figures on radiation levels in the town. Before it was removed, the monitor showed levels that were a third or half of what Ito was measuring. Now they are more than 10 times lower.” Does this plus other stories like it indicate a systemic coverup by authorities and utility company, of much high radiation exposure?

In another direction, who is monitoring the INTERNAL radiation exposure of people in Tokyo, much less residents of other areas where the radiation is even higher? In the case where someone tested positive for over 7,000 Bq of radioactive cesium and they never went to Fukushima, how did that happen? How many other people may also have this type of internal body level of radiation? Unless there is massive testing of the population, no one will ever know. Regular Geiger Counters are not effective for internal radiation.

The province of Chiba has been surveyed for radiation and has been found to have levels of radiation that exceed those around Chernobyl contamination zones. “The two prefectures, neighboring the municipal areas of Tokyo, are located about 200 kilometers from the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The measurements for Chiba and Saitama prefectures were taken from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12 using helicopters.” Portions of Chiba are considered to be a suburb of Tokyo’s metropolitan area and includes Tokyo Disneyland. We had an unconfirmed report of high radiation readings on outdoor seating at Tokyo Disneyland in July. See the map of high radiation levels in the vicinity of Tokyo at this website;

There are many parallels between Chernobyl and Fukushima. This documentary explores and explains quite a few of them. It is well worth watching.

Coverup In Progress? 

Some people believe a huge coverup may be happening in plain sight, around the Fukushima disaster. Of course, this coverup is systemic and chronic. Every nuclear accident has a dynamic that follows the same line of delay, minimization, confusion and denial. 

For those who want to find out more, here are a few links that go into more detail. 



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For those who are interested, here are some links to more specific information and stories about radiation and Tokyo from April 2011, to present day, arranged by date, starting in April 2011;

Almost half of Japanese women tested show radioactive iodine-131 in breast milk — Highest contamination found 150 miles from Fukushima April 21, 2011

Radioactive iodine found in breast milk near Tokyo — Mother of 8-month old baby has 980 pCi/kg

Highly radioactive substances detected in Tokyo — Higher than what was found near Fukushima plant May 15, 2011

Experts detect 5 times higher radiation levels in Tokyo than announced by government May 20, 2011

Japan bans radioactive green tea from area 40 miles SOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 2, 2011

Radioactive tea above legal limit found 100 miles SOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 9, 2011

Tokyo: 230,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium on athletic field in Koto — 6 times as high as limit set for radiation control zones June 9, 2011

“Experts don’t know” how radioactive cesium from Fukushima ended up so far southwest of Tokyo, says radiation monitoring specialist June 14, 2011

Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period August 19, 2011

Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium — Picked by elementary school children July 1, 2011

Report: 50,000+ Bq/kg of radioactive cesium found in soil near Tokyo — “Terrifying” that sample was from side of street where children walk everyday July 13, 2011

Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef July 22, 2011

Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation 10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km from meltdowns October 1, 2011

Tokyo gov’t finds at least 5 times higher cesium levels than Japan gov’t — Over 50,000 Bq/m² near city center (PHOTOS) October 8, 2011

Mainichi: Worries are growing — Every rainfall brings a new batch of radioactivity — Radiation levels HIGHER after decontamination October 11, 2011

WSJ: Tokyo-area officials say park has radiation levels 5 times higher than previously detected in city October 14, 2011

Neutron ray measured in Tokyo — Uranium-235 found in Chiba — Can’t be detected by most geiger counters (PHOTO & VIDEO) October 19, 2011

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo October 21, 2011

Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium from soil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m² October 22, 2011

Gov’t confirms 57.7 microsievert/hr near Tokyo is linked to Fukushima meltdowns — “Highly likely” it came from rain tainted with radioactive fallout October 23, 2011

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo October 21, 2011

Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium from soil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m² October 22, 2011

‘Daiichi’ Elementary: 4 million Bq/m² of cesium in soil sample from school in Chiba, 20 km from Tokyo — 10.1 µSv/hr at another elementary school nearby October 26th, 2011

Local TV: 120 microsieverts per hour at major Japanese train station — “The color of the trees were changed” (VIDEO) October 27, 2011

Radiation from gamma rays alone at almost 4 µSv/h in front of elementary school in Kashiwa, near Tokyo (VIDEOS) October 30, 2011

Radiation of 2.2 uSv/hr detected by school in Katsushika, Tokyo (VIDEO) November 3, 2011

21.4 µSv/h measured at Koriyama school as students walk by — 60 km from meltdowns (VIDEO) November 5, 2011

33.53 microsieverts/hr in Koriyama city (VIDEO) November 19, 2011

Strontium detected at several locations in Central Tokyo — Highest radiation of survey found outside Gov’t building November 21, 2011 

Gov’t Survey: Shinjuku, Tokyo has third highest cesium levels of all testing locations throughout Japan — “Large amounts of radioactive dust fell in Tokyo” November 27, 2011

Jiji: High radiation levels near Tokyo linked to Fukushima — Rain caused 29,250,000 Bq/m² in soil says gov’t — Almost DOUBLE last gov’t test November 28, 2011 

NRC on Fukushima: Fuel rods violently consumed by self-sustaining reaction — Molten core then “on the move” — Radiological impact is huge (VIDEO) December 21, 2011 

Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29 2011 seabed soil near the river mouth of the Yamato  

2 thoughts on “Tokyo; Is It Safe To Visit or Live In?

  1. is osaka or hokkaido or kiyoto safe for living right now ??? which area of Japan is less affected to radiation ..??? what is the solution ??? how & where will we settle in japan ahere kids r safe from radiation ? plz answer …


  2. The further one lives from Fukushima, or for that matter, from any nuclear power plant, uranium mine, recycling, refining, or weapons facility globally, the better. The solution? Shut down all nuclear power plants, and get rid of all nuclear weapons.. Dedicate the world's energy and focus to dealing with the reality of the horror of Fukushima, rather than relying on expensive and useless band aids, cover ups, denials, and keeping up 'appearances' that nuclear energy is clean, green and cheap.Those who are dead set FOR nuclear power and against clean green renewable energy sources may be viewed much like walking zombies..dead and set in concrete, sucking out the blood and treasure of those around them and anyone who is 'touched' by them. Kids and fetuses are NOT safe from radiation anywhere in the world.. They are especially UNSAFE within 50-100 miles of any nuclear facility, according to scientific studies. For more on this, see….Low Dose Radiation Dangers/Symptoms For Children And Adults would not 'settle' in Japan. If forced to live there, we would live in the furthest areas away from Fukushima, to the South, but certainly further away from Fukushima than Tokyo.


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