DENTSU- UNWANTED – For crimes against Humanity
Tadashi Ishii, the president of Dentsu, announced late on Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his post in January, ending his almost six-year tenure at the company.
His announcement came just a day after the Tokyo Labor Bureau said it will be referring the company and one of its executives to prosecutors, on suspicion that the suicide of a worker in 2015 had resulted from their violation of Japan’s labor law.
Matsuri Takahashi, a Dentsu employee, jumped to her death from a company dormitory on Christmas Day last year. The 24-year-old had worked more than 100 hours of overtime every month since joining the company in April of 2015, according to Japanese media. Her death was blamed on overwork. More on link;
Dentsu and information on nuclear power…..
In a book published in 2012, Honma Ryu looked into some of Dentsu’s backstage, and its tight control over the media, especially on behalf of one of its major clients: Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tepco. …… 1 June 2016
n 2012, his book Dentsu and Nuclear Coverage became a bestseller within a few months, despite almost universal media blackout.
Honma meticulously described the mechanisms by which Dentsu, the inevitable intermediary, implicitly imposes on media what can or cannot be written on nuclear power, and under what conditions. “Dentsu occupies a special position since the agency holds 80% of the market for nuclear advertising in Japan,” he reminded us during an interview in a coffee shop at Ueno Station. In 2010, in this huge advertising market, Tepco, a regional firm, indeed ranked 10th in terms of advertising expenses, next to power plant manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. That year, on the eve of the Fukushima accident, Tepco had spent more than 2 million euros on advertising. The overall advertising expenses of the 10 regional electrical power companies amounted to 7 million euros…. More on link
Campaign to stop bad nuclear health practice in Fukushima concerning thyroid cancer epidemic
The usual suspects are trying to cover up the health effects in Fukushima aided by the Japanese Secrets Law of 2013 that makes it illegal to talk about health effects caused by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster under pain of imprisonment. https://europeannewsweekly.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/campaign-to-stop-bad-nuclear-health-practice-in-fukushima-concerning-thyroid-cancer-epidemic/
Fund to help young people with thyroid cancer
NHK Japan; 27 Dec 2016
A private fund in Japan has begun providing financial assistance for young people diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.
The 3.11 Fund for Children with Thyroid Cancer offers a lump sum of 100,000 yen, or 850 dollars, to help pay for treatment for patients up to the age of 25. The first payments were made to 35 people on Monday.
The fund’s name refers to March 11th, 2011, when a massive earthquake hit northeastern Japan, triggering tsunami that crippled a nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
People in Fukushima and 14 other prefectures in eastern Japan are eligible to apply.
Fund officials say that 9 of the 35 recipients are not residents of Fukushima Prefecture. They say that in at least one case, the cancer had spread to the lungs when the diagnosis was made.
They are soliciting applications for the assistance as well as donations.
An official says the fund hopes to offer support to as many people as possible, adding that the cost of treatment weighs heavily on some families.
Nobel laureate scholar criticizes Fukushima’s screening reduction
“..The Fukushima child’s thyroid cancer screening “shrinking” the objection of Professor Masukawa of Nobel prize to anger…” In Japanese;