Monthly Archives: November 2013

My Travel Collection of Japanese Seaweeds – An Overview with 10 minute CPM averages

DISCLAIMER – Nagano City, Japan – November 29, 2013 – DISCLAIMER —– JAPAN SEAWEED RADIATION TESTS, SEE BELOW —– Except for the truly amazing main Buddhist Temple (Zenkō-ji) up the street, I haven’t been in much of a sight-seeing or exploratory mood. Yet … Continue reading

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Hokkaido Seaweed, how contaminated is it really?

Added: !!!–>  1/19/2014:  My own Lab data are in, see the Summary @ http://wp.me/puwO9-2rz  Radioactivity was due to NATURAL factors.  I leave this blogposts as-was.} — —- — DISCLAIMER —  As I mentioned in the previous post about Japan’s new State Secrecy Act, I … Continue reading

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Orwellian Japan 2013

November 28, 2013 – This blogpost has been split in two, for the part about seaweeds, see later. I’m glad I put a couple drops on an extremely hot plate with my couple ceremonies throughout Japan, including my short visit to … Continue reading

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The Dose Deception – Why 0.20 µSv/hr (from fallout) can be far more dangerous than 2.00 µSv/hr (from cosmic rays). The inverse square law for ionizing radiation illustrated.

DISCLAIMER + [January 25, 2014:  Important disclaimer added at the end of this blogpost + Important INTRODUCTION ADDED to differentiate between different types of doses more clearly.  Please also note: this is a simplification; the complete picture is more complex.] Kyoto, … Continue reading

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Radioactive Seaweed also Sold Outside Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.

DISCLAIMER  –  Kyoto, Japan – November 21, 2013 [Important note, added 1/21/2014:  My assumption that the elevated radioactivity was from contamination was proven wrong.  See my lab data @ http://wp.me/puwO9-2rz  ] In my previous blogpost (re. my Visit to the Fukushima Prefecture), … Continue reading

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A Visit to Fukushima, Cut Short. With PHOTOS and Reflections.

[!!!–> Important note, added 1/21/2014:  My assumption that the elevated radioactivity in various seaweeds (like kelps from Hokkaido) was from nuclear industry contamination was proven WRONG.  It was due to naturally-occurring Potassium-40 (!!!).  The shown seaweeds are thus simply extra-nutricious, … Continue reading

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Why I’m in Japan, Aside from Tourism: Spiritual Pilgrimage, Ceremony & Bearing Witness. + How I Prepared to visit the Fukushima Prefecture

DISCLAIMER — Part of my reason for coming to Japan was not entirely what can be described as “tourism”, unless I’m taking “disaster tourism” to scandalous new heights… (For the fallout maps I consulted before going to Fukushima, skip the … Continue reading

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