By Yoichi Shimatsu
It does not take 20/20 vision to realize that the corrupt Japanese government has bribed the International Olympic Committee to make the suicidal decision to send young athletes into the radioactive fallout from Fukushima. The decision in Buenos Aires to award Tokyo as host city of the 2020 Games did not arise from a lack of choices between Istanbul and Madrid, but was a knowing decision that is incomprehensible except for the factor of bribery. To risk the lives of young people and their supporters is more than an ethical lapse, it is a crime of manslaughter to the cruelest degree.
The bidding for the Games were rigged from the start by a quintet of disreputable character and dubious association, including former capital governor Shintaro Ishihara, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura and Japan Olympic Chairman Tsunekazu Takeda, scion and successor to a heinous war criminal. Their industrial partner, is Fujio Cho, honorary chairman of Toyota Motor Company and chief of the Japan Sports Association
During their promotion campaign for the Games of Death, these five Japanese officials spun outright lies claiming that there are zero leaks of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
In a letter to delegates from national committees, JOC chief Takeda falsely claimed: “The radiation level in Tokyo is the same as London, New York and Paris, like the major cities in the world. It’s absolutely safe.” Excuse me, Your Excellency, the SPEEDI radiation monitoring system shows the Oku-Tama watershed, which is Tokyo’s drinking water source, is massively contaminated.
At this grandstand speech in the Argentine capital, Abe boldly stated a big lie: "Let me assure you the situation is under control. It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo." Sir, with your permission, may we point out that Japan’s government had to revise its own radiation safety limit for food because nearly all foodstuffs produced in Japan are contaminated? Can it also be added that the every effort of the Japanese government to contain the radiation leaks over the past 30 months has failed?
There is only one possible explanation for the unthinking support for Tokyo of the IOC majority and that is bribery, as was proven in earlier Olympic bids of Sydney and Salt Lake City. The total sum spent on wining and dining by the related Japanese organizations, or of briefcases passed under the table, has never been disclosed to the media or the public. It is well-known in Japan that secret slush funds are routinely used for winning such big-ticket events. Japan is again corrupting the international community with its usual checkbook diplomacy. In exchange, Olympic Committee delegates agreed to ignore the uncontrollable releases of radiation into the the Pacific Ocean, the jet stream and the clouds that drift over Tokyo.
If the decision to hold Games in Tokyo is not reversed, then the world will watch their finest young athletes marching into the ovens of Fukushima. If that is unacceptable to parents and coaches, then there is no alternative except to boycott the 2020 Games of Death, and that morality-based action should include refusing to purchases the products or services of every corporate sponsor, starting with Toyota Motors.