Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Make a $10 donation to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 (Subbed) Nuclear Boy

This video describes, in layman's terms, what's going on at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
It was originally uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/onaradaijobu, and the translation was done by yours truly.

The following is a translation from the original Youtube uploader's writeup:
"This video was created by media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya who based the content on a simple analysis of the current state of the Fukushima Nuclear power plant.
Neither Mr. Hachiya nor the video creator are experts on the subject, so we advise you to obtain the most accurate information from the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
My thoughts and prayers are for those affected by the disaster.
And for those of us living outside the area, we shouldn't take irrational actions based on unofficial reports. We hope everyone will quickly recover so people can smile again."

(Subbed) Nuclear Boy うんち・おならで例える原発解説

26 comments:

  1. Seriously, only in Japan they would think of this stuff.

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  2. Thats the best explanation ive heard yet, and the most entertaining at that. Thanks for sharing it, and I hope everything gets back to normal in Japan asap!

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  3. I salute the 'Fukushima 50', the 'doctors' who risk their lives and/or permanent radiation damage to their bodies for the sake of preventing the meltdown. Their acceptance that what they do is far bigger than their own personal lives... truly modern day samurais. Never have so many owed so much to so few.

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  4. even it was just a cartoon... i nearly cried~

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  5. I loved the video, I didn't really know what was going on in Japan with the nuclear situation until I watched it. The Fukushima 50, they're risking their own lives to save so many other others and to stop a meltdown from happening...those guys are truly heroes in my book. Thanks for posting it.

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  6. Thanks for subbing the video. The only thing I wonder is if either the video or Japanese media/government is sugar-coating what is really happening, either out of ignorance or so as not to create panic, or if Western media is throwing the risk out of proportion. As an American subjected to US media, it appears that the situation is not getting better and in fact, getting much worse with each passing day.

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  7. Done! well had to make it international too i think ^_^
    eitherway.. I m super happy all my friends in Japan are all doing well. For the other, its just prayers and hope.

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  8. This is fantastic. So much care put into something so serious, but in a way for children to understand. Imagine that... a government that is actually tying to explain what's going on.

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  9. This whole situation really is horrible and I hope they can get it under control but I did find this little gem that you might like Shibata.
    Wallstreet Journal used your translation:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2011/03/18/japan-tries-humor-with-nuclear-boy-fukushima/?mod=google_news_blog

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  10. Huh, that was an interesting watch, at first it felt tasteless but it came around in the end to being a good message video

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  11. Nice find, Jason!
    Thank you.
    I also found an article on Huffington post where it talked about this video.

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  12. if any of you guys have comcast cable. they are giving a free preview of tv japan because of the tragedy and also free calls to japan for a limited time to connect to your loved ones. that's if you're in california though. but definitely check with your provider if they're doing something like this also.

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  13. Does anyone know if the Gakis and the other comedians are confirmed safe?

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  14. This video was really touching..

    p.s. Your video made belgian newspapers!

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  15. Nice translation! If you don't mind, I will be using your subs to sub it to Spanish. I will of course credit you!

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  16. Endo's Twitter says he's ok, but the rest have yet to be confirmed. Im hopefully though, but theres a video that comes to mind of Matsumoto saying he couldn't live without Hamada.

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  17. I think the general consensus worldwide is that the Western media is definitely blowing things out of proportion.

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  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t-BBBumtck
    Spanish sub finished! Hope you enjoy it (in higher quality than the original english translation here btw)

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  19. Hi and great translation! Is there any chance you could share who made the video in the first place? Is it a government or TV channel education film for kids (I've lived in Japan and could imagine that happening) or is there a more satirical/humor background? Thanks loads!

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  20. There is a photo of Yamasaki, looks like he's doing fundraising here:

    http://kyobashi.keizai.biz/headline/886/

    The note under the photo says it was taken on March 17.

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  21. As far as I can tell, a video was put together by a cartoonist(whom I cannot identify) who took the compilations of tweets from aforementioned media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya.

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  22. Good job, Plusi.

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  23. Nice find, Krista.
    One of the volunteers in that photo is none other than Yamasaki.
    Sounds like they're at Kyobashi train station.

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  24. Thanks, Jeroen.
    I'm pretty sure that the Japan will come back stronger than ever when all is said and done.

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  25. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=haarp+japan+tsunami&aq=f

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