Year 2012 Business Report: from April 2, 2012 through March 31, 2013
In this reporting period, we strove for various businesses positively, continuously, systematically, and comprehensively toward the clean-up of the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. We firmly maintained the SVCF’s basic status, namely, “To alleviate the exposure of radiation for the young generation who work in the hazardous area, we seniors, mainly of retired engineers, technicians, and skilled laborers who possess long and deep experiences and a variety of useful abilities, deemed to be less affected by the radiation, go and work there, instead.” and promoted businesses.
To the Japanese government and concerned organizations, we requested to materialize and solidify the prerequisite to accommodate SVCF toward the clean-up.
As a way of consolidating our organization, we were granted an official authorization of the public-interest organization as of April 1, 2012. Thanks to this credit, we announced publicly “SVCF appeals – We are well prepared.” to clarify our basic policy more concretely.
1. Monitoring activities on environmental radiations in and around the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant
1) Concluded an agreement on radioactive monitoring activities with a suffered autonomy of Kawauchi Mura, Futaba county.
- In response to requests from local people, we did monitoring inside and out of 10 houses.
2) Dispatched our participants to a “Training Workshop for Administrators on Radioactivity” via the TEPCO’s intervention.
3) Commenced preliminary work to exchange an agreement with Naraha Machi, Futaba county.
4) Upgraded the health and safety management system regarding monitoring activities.
5) Established the headquarters for assistance to Kawauchi Mura homing project and administered radioactive monitoring business.
2. Dispatched our specialists to the Clean-up Information Plaza under the Ministry of Environment.
1) Visited and discussed Branch Office of Fukushima Reconstruction under the Ministry of Environment and visited Plaza facility.
2) Tendered for a subcontract on “Promotion of Clean-up Volunteering in Fukushima prefecture”
3. Assistance to the clean-up work for the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
- This business is scheduled to commence after the business year 2013 and currently we continue requesting our enrollment to the Japanese government and TEPCO.
1) In the Environmental Committee of the House of Councilors, Councilor Akiko Kamei cited SVCF and inquired to Minister of Environment Goshi Hosono.
2) Contacted and negotiated with municipalities around Nuclear Power Plants
3) Contacted and negotiated with Diet members of the Government and of political parties
4) Convened a Watcher Conference on administrative and legal issues, gathered relevant information, and compiled them for negotiation materials.
5) Participated in a Project Team against Nuclear Power Plant Accident chaired by the Democratic Party and briefed on SVCF activities.
6) In accordance with the Petition Law, we organized and executed a massive public campaign to gather petition signatures to be presented to the Chairman of the House of Councilors.
- “Petition for an establishment of the National Project toward the decommissioning of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant”
4. Instruction and training business
1) President Yamada visited America, asked local organizations for sessions, and briefed on many occasions.
2) Organized and executed a series of training and instruction sessions by President Yamada in many local cities.
3) Participated in “Clean-up Affairs Session” organized by the Ministry of Environment to improve our members’ qualifications.
4) Established the Action Program Committee to TEPCO and opened up a successive meeting with TEPCO headquarters.
- Visited Fukushima No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant
5) Opened Nuclear Power Plant Watchers’ Conference, analyzed TEPCO data, exchanged information, and compiled training materials.
6) Established a Training Material Project Conference and gathered materials on training business and so forth.
7) Contacted and negotiated with the Reconstruction Promotion Office (Fukushima municipal government) under the TEPCO Fukushima reconstruction head office, and gathered information.
5. Promotion and recruiting business
1) In major cities in Japan, opened sessions and meetings to recruit new regular members.
2) Designed and issued leaflets and hand-outs and recruited supporting members and regular members.
3) In the House of Councilor’s Hall, continued Diet Meeting regularly (8 times), and promoted SVCF activities with many Diet member’s attendances.
- “SVCF and Neo Senior Culture” advocated by Yoshio Hirai
- “Problems on the Evaluation of Nuclear Power Plant” by Naotake Kato and others
4) Opened a Strategic Team Meeting and Advisory Committee to President to materialize and clarify the SVCF policy.
5) Opened Senior Culture Project Conference and exchanged views with cultural figures
6) Established a Financial Enlarging Project Conference
- Asked for donations
- Requested member fees
- Applied for a subsidy to the Environmental Funds by Mitsui & Co., Ltd
- Applied for a subsidy to “Takeda Life and Life Re-creation Business”
7) Coped positively with various media requests
- Cooperated in a special program on SVCF (released in Nov.) directed by Fukushima Chuo TV Station.
- Kodan sha (Theory sha), Nikkei Newspapers, Jiji Press, Weekly Gendai, The Morning Mix. KMUD
- Kobe Newspapers, BS-TBS
8) Participated in a Reconstruction Festival as a part of the reconstruction supporting project of Kawauchi Mura
9) Planned and organized a bus tour “Better to know Kawauchi Mura”and 25 attended.
10) A study of the mission statement entitled “the raison d’être of SVCF” was publicized in the SVCF Website.
11) SVCF was introduced in a “Public Interest Corporation Commission News No. 9” published by Public Interest Corporation Commission under the Cabinet Office.
12) SVCF was cited in a governmental annual report “White paper on aging society 2014”
13) Issued SVCF Bulletin No. 15 to 33 to enrich and disseminate various pieces of information
14) Enriched the contents of the SVCF Website, established an English translation team to translate bimonthly SVCF Bulletin and various materials into English, and publicized them on the SVCF Website.