Note that the criminal government of Japan is still advising people outside the 20-km exclusion zone to just use umbrellas, wear raincoats, and wash themselves later if they are worried about the radioactive fallout in the rain. — Ed.
Prime Minister Kan Cancels Visits to Disaster Areas “Due to Bad Weather”
Asahi Shimbun, 21 March 2011, 07:15
Prime Minister Naoto Kan canceled his visits to Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, and Fukushima Prefecture scheduled to take place in the morning of the 21st. The cancellation is said to be due to bad weather. According to the now cancelled plan, the prime minister was to visit not only Ishimaki City, which was devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami, but also a soccer field called “J Village” in Naraha-machi, Fukushima, which has been converted into the headquarters for the members of the Self Defense Force engaged in the task of pouring water on the Fukushima 1 nuclear reactors, attempting to cool them down.
The original article “菅首相、被災地視察を中止「天候不良のため」” was published by Asahi Shimbun on 21 March 2011. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).