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1,000 US High School Students to Do Volunteer Cleanup, Tree-Planting in Fukushima
http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/ ^ | June 10, 2012 | ex-skf and Japan Times

Posted on 06/11/2012 12:14:11 PM PDT by ransomnote

Full TItle: 1,000 US High School Students to Do Volunteer Cleanup, Tree-Planting in #Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, Ibaraki and Observe Japan's Recovery

Following the footsteps of the students from Middle Tennessee State University, 1,000 high school students from across the United States will be volunteering in the disaster affected Tohoku, in Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, and Ibaraki Prefectures. Activities will include clean-up and planting trees, according to the Japanese government foundation who invited them.

From Japan Times (6/10/2012):

1,000 U.S. high school students to start volunteer work in tsunami zones Kyodo

Around 1,000 high school students and youths from the United States will visit the Tohoku region in three groups from Sunday to carry out volunteer work in four disaster-hit prefectures at the invitation of the Japan Foundation.

Each group will stay in the country for a fortnight and engage in various exchanges with locals in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures, according to the foundation, which specializes in cultural exchanges.

Participants in the program will come from 40 schools across the United States, including areas affected by natural disasters in the past, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The last group will arrive in late July.

Some of the students are from the former schools of two young American teachers killed by the March 2011 tsunami — Taylor Anderson from Virginia and Montgomery Dickson from Alaska — who were teaching English at schools in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and Rikuzentakata in Iwate. Those students will visit both cities, which were devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

All those taking part will also visit Kobe to witness the city's recovery from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.

The above Japan Times article doesn't say much about the students' activities beyond "cultural exchanges", but the Foundation's press release does.

(Excerpt) Read more at ex-skf.blogspot.com ...


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KEYWORDS: fukushima; japan; nuclear; radiation
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"Does nobody understand that ALL of the area they are planning to visit would qualify as a Radiological Controlled Area in the US and that persons under the age of 18 are not permitted by US regulation to be in a Radiological Controlled Area."

1 posted on 06/11/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Think of the carbon-footprint of all that international trans-pacific air travel./s

This is a bull-shit peacenik feel-good project put on by occutards who I am sure are vegan tree-huggers.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 12:20:59 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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To: ransomnote

Middle Tennessee State University. They ain’t called institutions of lower learning for nothing.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 12:21:42 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Notwithstanding

This is a bull-shit peacenik feel-good project put on by occutards who I am sure are vegan tree-huggers.
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Let ‘em go and get ‘radiated’.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 12:27:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: ransomnote

There are few people more pro-nuclear power than me but this is a very very bad idea. Perhaps in another 5 years.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 12:29:47 PM PDT by Zathras
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I wonder if a thousand Japanese high school kids will volunteer to clean up our West Coast when the debris tsunami hits our shores?


6 posted on 06/11/2012 12:32:17 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: ransomnote

With 1,000 kids, they can run 3 split-shifts - two at night since the area glows like high noon - and get it done fast. Of course, they’ll all be sterilized/cancer-prone from such high rads exposure. What idiot(s) thought this stunt up? Aren’t parents even questioning this lunacy?


7 posted on 06/11/2012 12:37:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Nuthin’ worse than something that makes people feel good...


8 posted on 06/11/2012 12:39:56 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: ransomnote

I see a lot of lawsuits being filed against these high schools once parents realize that their kid has been glowing since coming home from Japan. This is a whole wagon load of bull****.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 12:48:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: ransomnote

This is the stupidist stunt I’ve heard about in years.
Just imaging the study some medical group can do on them.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 1:03:24 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep, lawsuits, my first thought. What are they thinking? “Gee, we’ll plant trees and do green things and life will be good.”


11 posted on 06/11/2012 1:17:27 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: ransomnote

Future “X-men” that will save the planet one day.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 1:21:48 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: ransomnote

I know someone who is being recruited to go over there to work on the damaged nuke plant. Japan is throwing a boatload of money at him and his wife and kids are invited to come with him. He’s not the only one they’re trying to hire claiming it’s perfectly safe. If it’s so safe, then why are they having to go outside Japan with mountains of $$$$ to intice workers to go there? I’m guessing those Japanese workers don’t want to be anywhere around that bulging wall in #4.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: carriage_hill
they’ll all be sterilized

Hey, that's less future liberals and tree huggers.

14 posted on 06/11/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ransomnote

Cool, we needed more radioactive trees and cancer patients.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by wolfman
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To: ransomnote
What idiotic comments LOL!

"OH no... they'll all die!"

Ha, Fukushima is a big ski resort area and business was almost as good as usual last year.

16 posted on 06/11/2012 1:49:30 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: bgill

Works for me. Can we send more than the first 1,000? Fill-up the cruise ships and send continuously, until we get ‘em all ‘fixed’.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 2:00:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: ransomnote

Bet if they asked these same people to try to clean up New Orleans after Katrina, they wouldn’t have had many takers.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 2:04:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mrsmith

The science community’s radioactive waste land is the pro nuke shills ‘winter wonderland’.

Sneering at hysteria doesn’t work well when hysteria isn’t present. THose individuals who are knowledgeable about Chernobyl and the ongoing medical crisis there, and the BEIR reports (state of the art US research) believe that is unhealthy to go to Fukushima and those who support nuclear power without ever acknowledging or accepting responsibility for any of the damage it has done sneer at it.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 4:08:44 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: dfwgator

Bet if they asked these same people to try to clean up New Orleans after Katrina, they wouldn’t have had many takers.

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Your comment really caught me, dfwgator.
There is a huge disparity, isn’t there? Members of my church in California volunteered to help cleanup in New Orleans and all of them came back astounded that so little progress had been made.
Maybe it’s money - a nearly free hotel room/food and free airfare? I don’t know what the hotel fee will be but it must be supplemented by PR right? And all that ‘free’ produce and meat from Fukushima out of gratitude to those who are there to help them? I don’t know but I suspsect heavy subsidizing.
So, the question becomes, if those students were offered free transportation, nice housing, free food - would they go to post Katrina regions today? Well, there’s still foreign travel and its appeal.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 4:13:27 PM PDT by ransomnote
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