Last month, the parents of 14 students sued the Koriyama Municipal Government in order to get their schools moved to safe areas. This is the first of its kind lawsuit brought against the Japanese government. Quoting from the article Radiation scare prompts lawsuit to move Fukushima schools from Majorix News:
...Back in May MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) announced it would increase the safe exposure limit by 20 times from 1 millisievert per year to 20 millisieverts per year but parents pushed back and now MEXT said it would abide by the old safe exposure limit as specified by the ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection). Thanks to whomever signed the petition from Green Action Japan, apparently you did help make a difference!
In a suit filed at the Koriyama Branch of the Fukushima District Court, parents of 14 pupils attending either elementary or junior high schools in the city sued the Koriyama government, demanding schools be moved as blocs into safe areas.
“Our aim is to make sure all children in Fukushima Prefecture can take classes in safety,” Kenichi Ido, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs said they had calculated that of the 266 elementary or junior high schools located within cities in Fukushima Prefecture, merely five recorded radiation levels below the safe average annual radiation exposure level of 1 millisievert as outlined by the International Committee on Radiological Protection (ICRP). In nearby Aizu, where radiation exposure is comparatively low, only one school falls below the ICRP guideline.
Putting public pressure on politicians can be effective. Residents in Fukushima City are calling out for the world's assistance in persuading the Japanese government to issue an official evacuation order for them so that they can evacuate themselves and their children from dangerous radiation contaminated areas. Following is a video translated from Japanese to English (and French):
The video was made by representatives of Moms To Save Children from Radiation. You can show your support by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or passing on the video or this article.
A recent saddening development is that the Japanese government is actually thinking about lessening its evacuation zone and sending residents back in to previously evacuated areas. According to yesterday's AFP article Japan PM visits Fukushima amid talk of cut in zone:
...This is quite bad news, because it means that financial assistance to help people evacuate will be lessened as well.
The government is now looking at resettling people in evacuated areas outside the plant's 20-kilometre (12-mile) no-go zone, although it has declined to give a specific timeframe.
The mass-circulation Asahi Shimbun on Saturday said the situation has improved enough for the government to consider narrowing an emergency evacuation zone, imposed between 20 and 30 kilometres from the plant, in August.
Presently financial assistance is only available to evacuees who were living within a certain radius (20 km) of the Fukushima I nuclear power plant when the accident occurred. This is already keeping people from leaving contaminated areas who might otherwise be able to evacuate (if given an official order by the Japanese government along with financial assistance), as per the plea from Moms to Save Children from Radiation above.
I thought the following video by political activist and talk show host Alex Jones summarized the plight of those living in radiation contaminated areas quite well.
This is an impromptu video made by Mr. Jones before he went in for an interview with RT News concerning the topic of Bohemian Grove. The Bohemian Club includes several thousand of the Western power elite and they meet once a year in Bohemian Grove to engage in ritual sacrifice (to the ancient Babylonian god Moloch via the Cremation of Care ceremony), cavorting/debauchery and, some would argue, plotting world domination.
 Radiation scare prompts lawsuit to move Fukushima schools, Majorix News
 Japan PM visits Fukushima amid talk of cut in zone, AFP