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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fukushima Children Know Radiation Contamination in Fukushima

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

and want to bring clean water and vegetables as souvenir for their parents after the summer camp.
From the tweets by @s_kiyoe, who set up a summer camp (in Shizuoka Prefecture, I think, judging by the town's name but I could be wrong) for children in Fukushima Prefecture. The original tweets are in Japanese:
https://twitter.com/#!/s_kiyoe/status/100535288274763776
Our fun-filled summer camp was finally over. We all cried at parting, because they didn't want to go back, and we didn't want them to go back to Fukushima under the current situation. Many Fukushima children were collecting empty plastic bottles. They said they wanted to fill the bottles with clean, safe water that they drank at the camp and bring them to their parents.

https://twitter.com/#!/s_kiyoe/status/100540605972754432
The bus arrived at the temple [where the camp was held] to take the children back to Fukushima. We asked them, "Where would you like to go to buy souvenirs?" They answered "Please take us where we can buy locally-grown vegetables, not supermarkets." Safe vegetables for their families.

https://twitter.com/#!/s_kiyoe/status/100592597160046592  
The last day of the camp. A child from Tokyo said to a child from Fukushima, "Now it's my turn to visit you in Fukushima!" The child from Fukushima suddenly looked serious and said "You'd better not come to Fukushima right now." How could this be allowed? These children went back to the very place they just told others not to go.
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