Then why did they apologize officially, with tears in their eyes, for not sharing information with the public?
In the Japanese culture, anything that causes an inconvenience to other people is reason for an apology. Putting such apologies out of context (that is, in a Western context) is plainly manipulation.
They would have had to apologize in the case of sharing wrong information too.
And the plain fact is that TEPCO workers saved the day. No matter what natural disaster hit the plant they kept some gauges working, even using car batteries, opened relief valves, brought generators (later damaged by the falling debris due to the hydrogen explosions), got into the reactors' buildings and, as last resort, succesfully pumped seawater to stabilize the reactors.
What did the Western media then? Lie, lie and lie. Meltdown, they said. A meltdown happened in Chernobyl, and corium
didn't travel very far. In fact, the information provided by the Japanese media was much more accurate from the very first moment, with Mr. Kan warning that #3's building could explode the next day, as it happened.
And now that none of their catastrophic predictions have happened, what is doing the West? Accusing them of not sharing information! What for? The Western media had all they needed "meltdown" and "nuclear crisis".
Our attitude towards the Japanese regarding this whole issue has been shameful, whilst theirs has been exemplary. Of course, many people, including most of the media, cannot swallow that.
posted on 06/23/2011 12:14:46 PM PDT
by J Aguilar
(Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
To: J Aguilar
The Japanese citizens have begun to develop a protest culture and are organizing their own radiation reporting networks because their gov and TEPCO has betrayed them.
“And now that none of their catastrophic predictions have happened, what is doing the West?”
Uh...I don’t think you’ve been following this closely if you believe ‘none of their catastrophic predictions have happened’. I don’t see how anything I might write to you will change that.
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