TVR, Oct. 10, 2013: Belarusian therapists help Japanese colleagues to fight radiation […] Japanese doctors continue to struggle with radiation and the consequences of the Fukushima accident with the help of their Belarusian colleagues. Brest endocrinologists are among the best diagnosticians in Belarus. The first and mobile laboratory for thyroid cancer detection appeared in this region. […] Yuko Yanagisawa, therapist, Fukushima Prefecture (Japan): “The Fukushima accident took place two and a half years ago. But we have found thyroid cancer in more than forty children. The official medical community believes that this situation is not related to the radiation effects from the accident, but we disagree with this. Therefore, we came to Belarus to consult local specialists”.
Journal Tribune, Oct. 1, 2013: [Yuki N. Karakawa, International Association of Emergency Managers] said the disaster at Fukushima will be felt in Japan for a long time, and that there will be long-term medical effects – something he claims the country hadn’t put into their planning systems.
ABC Australia’s Triple J, Oct. 8, 2013 – Dr. Tillman Ruff, Physician (at 2:00 in): There’s no doubt that these effects will occur it’s just a matter of how bad they’ll be […] Leukemia [… in] 2014-2015 we might start to see increases.