One of Germany’s two largest, most respected tv stations, the ZDF, produced a short documentary on working conditions at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant–filming undercover. They show that Japanese workers at the crippled plant are exposed to high–often unknown–radiation doses exceeding the measuring capability of dosimeters; low pay; lack of compensation for future illness as a result of radiation exposure; and prohibited from revealing any information about working conditions or contracts. The final line sums it up appropriately: “Menschenverachtung auf Japanisch.” [contempt of mankind in Japanese]
Report (approx. 7 min) with Japanese subtitles and English summary available at