Wednesday, April 4, 2012
From his April 3 press conference, by the reporter named Suwa and appeared in the blog by Ryusaku Tanaka, independent journalist:
Suwa: You believe measuring cesium-134 and cesium-137 is enough. Why?
Hosono: What can be measured by measuring cesium-134 and cesium-137, of all the measurements we have done so far, if we measure using cesium, then the rest of the nuclides, more than that to a great degree, in so-called radioactive materials, or in becquerels, on the level of radioactivity, there is no concern.
Did you get it?
Hosono did his utmost best by using all the words he had heard, clearly without understanding any of them, since March 11, 2011 – cesium, nuclide, radioactive materials, becquerels, radioactivity. He could have spared the embarrassment by simply saying “I don’t know.”
He is one of those politicians in their early 40s whom the mass media want to portray as the next prime minister, although he is being eclipsed these days by the mayor of Osaka who behaves like a kindergarten bully in a sand box. A great future either way for Japan and the Japanese.
A fish rots from the head down.