Chinese: What does the Japanese government think of thyroid cancer?

2022-07-09 0 By

China News Network Beijing On January 28 (reporter Zhang Weiran)Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian asked at a regular press conference on Monday how the Japanese government feels about reports that Japanese people are suffering from thyroid cancer caused by radioactive materials released from the nuclear disaster.Does China still intend to allow the contaminated water to endanger the lives and health of people in Japan, neighboring countries and even the world?Six Thyroid cancer patients in Japan have filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court, claiming that they suffered from thyroid cancer caused by radioactive materials released by the nuclear disaster, and are seeking compensation from The Tokyo Electric Power Company.Fearing what Japanese officials say, the plaintiffs have been repressed into silence for the past decade.What is China’s comment on that?Zhao Lijian said he had seen relevant reports.The six plaintiffs are between the ages of 17 and 27.A health survey of Fukushima residents after the nuclear disaster showed that at least 260 of 380,000 Fukushima teenagers under the age of 18 had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or suspected of thyroid cancer, the report said.”They were in the best years of their lives, but they were forced to pay a heavy price for the nuclear accident. I feel sad and deeply sympathetic for their unfortunate experience.”Zhao Lijian said.He said that since the fukushima nuclear accident in 2011, Pacific Rim countries and Japan’s own people have never stopped questioning and opposing the fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant safety issues.So far, at least 10,000 plaintiffs have reportedly filed lawsuits seeking compensation from Tepco.What is more worrying is that despite the serious consequences caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident, the Japanese government has decided unilaterally to discharge contaminated water into the ocean and continues to push ahead with relevant preparations in spite of opposition from all parties.A large number of Japanese teenagers suffer from cancer and are forced to face brutal treatment and surgery, and even have to stop their studies and give up their jobs.There are also worries about cancer recurrence and the impact of marriage and children.What does the Japanese government think of this?Does China still intend to allow the contaminated water to endanger the lives and health of people in Japan, neighboring countries and even the world?”Zhao Lijian asked.Zhao lijian stressed that no responsible government will force its citizens to pay for its mistakes, nor will it impose its mistakes on the international community.Whether the Japanese government can live up to its due responsibilities, reverse the decision and stop preparations for the discharge as soon as possible is a litmus test for whether Japan can win the trust of its own people and the international community. Neighboring countries and the international community are watching and waiting.(after)