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Three NPOs Help Matsumura Take Action for the Fukushima Cows

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Yesterday on May 11th, 2012, Mister Matsumura became the president and leader representative of his Non-Profit Organization called “がんばる福島” /Ganbaru Fukushima. Mr. Matsumura will not be alone in his task anymore.  It took almost a year for people to consider doing something about the animals and pets left behind the highly contaminated zone. “The government doesn’t help us, that’s why we have to take action by ourselves,” Matsumura said last February at a press conference in Tokyo. “Now, there are two other NPO supporting my work in the red zone, which is to look after the animals,” he said over the telephone this morning.

Naoto Matsumura visited Tokyo last Weekend to get his NPO approved in Yokohama. On his way back to Fukushima he stopped by at TEPCO headquarters.

This Saturday morning, another NPO, the “ガッツ福島/ Gattsu Fukushima” with Endo-san, and the religious corporation of the Buddhist Zen Kochi Temple in Nihonmatsu-city, in Fukushima prefecture were meeting with Mr. Matsumura to put in place the “絆プロジェクト”/ “Kizuna Project” (Bonds Project) in order to look after the cows altogether, because, Mr. Matsumura alone cannot technically do all the work by himself, although he has already contributed a lot until now. The situation is improving, and Mr. Matsumura was very happy about this new movement in the FFZ (Fuskushima Forbidden Zone). He said he feels happy and his health situation is fine.

Matsumura added that lootings and a lot of “anti-social” people used to hang around during the first months that followed the tsunami and earthquake disaster, last year to steel the personal belongings of the citizens who left their houses in emergency. But currently, the zone is “empty,” overall. People are allowed to get in, but staying there more than 24 hours, could affect your health. It is probably not a place where to “walk around”, if you fear of being “eliminated,” “this could be done quite easily,” an expert on crime and murder issues said today, talking about the FFZ.

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Written by Nathalie Stucky

May 12, 2012 at 17:46

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  1. […] leave them, so I’m still staying.”After more than a year caring for hundreds of animals alone, Naoto Matsumura finally has some ongoing assistance. In May 2012, two NGOs were established to assis… The task of caring for Fukushima animals remains an overwhelming one, even with NGO support. Watch […]

  2. […] leave them, so I’m still staying.”After more than a year caring for hundreds of animals alone, Naoto Matsumura finally has some ongoing assistance. In May 2012, two NGOs were established to assis… The task of caring for Fukushima animals remains an overwhelming one, even with NGO support. Watch […]


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