Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance,Refugees

Response to the Joint Communication from three UN Special Rapporteurs from the Government of Japan concerning workers who engage in decontamination and related work after TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPS accident

August 17, 2018
Japanese

  1. On June 28, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) received a joint communication from three UN Special Rapporteurs [note] concerning workers who engage in decontamination and related work after Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) accident (English (PDF) Open a New Window, Japanese (provisional translation (PDF) Open a New Window)) through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
  2. On August 16, the Government of Japan (GoJ) submitted its response (English (PDF) Open a New Window, Japanese (provisional translation (PDF) Open a New Window)) to the joint communication to the UN Special Rapporteurs via the OHCHR. The response explains the GoJ’s efforts on the decontamination of radioactive material discharged by the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPS accident and on reconstruction from the damage by the accident. It also explains how the GoJ is carrying out exposure dose control and other measures for the workers who engage in decontamination and related works in an appropriate manner based on laws and regulations concerned.
  3. The GoJ continues to explain its position and efforts, including those for decontamination of radioactive material discharged by the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPS accident and on reconstruction from the damage by the accident, to the international community, including the United Nations.

[note] 3 UN Special Rapporteurs:
Mr. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes
Ms. Urmila Bhoola, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences
Mr. Dainius Puras, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health