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Mari Takenouchi Files 竹野内真理ファイルhttp://takenouchimari.blogspot.jp/
竹野内真理の公開質問Mari Takenouchi's open questions http://koukaishitsumon.blogspot.jp/


Japan Bar Association refused to answer my questions 日弁連に矢部善朗弁護士、エートス代表刑事告訴、もんじゅ西村事件について質問するも回答拒否される

原子力村による殺人Homicide by Nuclear Village:
Toshiko Nishimura, the widow of Shigeo Nishimura,
and the lawyer Yuichi Kaido

Lawyer Yuichi Kaido, the former Secretary General of Japan Federation of Bar Associations, who made Monju Nishimura Case as a civil case though Nishimura's medical record shows that he was killed in stead of committing a suicide as the police report said.

@motoken_tw (Lawyer Yoshiro Yabe's twitter account)
@yoshi_yabe (こちらに顔写真があるが、このブログに掲載したら、著作権侵害で裁判に訴えると脅された)
@yoshi_yabe is another one with his photo (but I was threatened to be legally accused if I used his photo which is already in public...)

Lawyer Yoshiro Yabe's tweets persistently slandering others including me after ETHOS leader's criminal accusation.  He is a supporter of ETHOS leader Ms. Ryoko Ando and implies further accusation against me including imposing me to pay considerable amount of compensation fees.


On March 26, I got a swift reply from Japan Federation of Bar Association, only one day after I made my open questions.


As I suspected, JFBA didn't answer my question in their e-mail which is strangely unrepliable setting. The e-mail is below.


Dear Ms. Takenouchi

I read your e-mail.


JFBA cannot express our views on individual issues or individual lawyers' activities.  We would appreciate your understanding. 

見解をお示しすることはいたしかねますので,御理解の程よろしくお願い申し上げ ます。

Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Takenouchi's mail to JFBA


Please excuse me for writing this so suddenly.


My name is Mari Takenouchi, a freelance journalist/translator who has 4 year old boy as a single mother while doing anti-nuke/anti-radiation exposure activities.


At the end of January 2014, I was notified by Fukushima Prefectural police that I was accused for "criminal contempt" by the leader of Fukushima ETHOS, Ms. Ryoko Ando.  In February, 3 policemen flew to Okinawa from Fukushima, and made some investigation at my house and the police station.

http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/02/ethos-leader-accused-takenouchi-of.html http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/02/our-planet-tv.html
English and Japanese


As for this news, Reporters Without Boarders covered the article as an international news on March 11, 2014, three year after the Fukushima accident.

English and Japanese


By the way, I have been harrased and intimidated on the internet by many people before and after the criminal accusation.


I have the following 3 questions both to Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Kyoto Lawyers' Society.  I would be very appreciative if you could reply back to me at mariscontact@gmail.com by Friday, April 4th, 2014.


Best regards,


Mari Takenouchi, freelance journalist, translator


1: Persistant harrassement by Lawyer Yoshiro Yabe


I have been harrassed by lawyer Yoshiro Yabe @motoken_tw in various ways quite persistently on the internet.  When I collected my petition not to indict me to Fukushima Local Prosecutors' Office, Mr. Yabe insisted the petition was not valid and disseminated his statement a number of times.  Recently, when I put my mother's letter on my blog http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/03/further-legal-case-against-takenouchi.html, he said,

Takenouchi's mother who said, "Can you take responsibility if something happened to my only dauthter and my only grandson? can be regarded as an act of threat

As a matter of fact, Mr. Yabe's remark seems to be the very threat against my mother.


When I said so on my twitter, surprisingly, Mr. Yabe said, "That is a defamation against me.  Why don't we accuse each other one time?"  He is disseminating such threatening tweet against me!!

私に対する名誉毀損だな。一度お互いに告訴し合ってみようか?結果は予想できるけどw RT : 娘と孫を守ろうとする私の80歳の母まで脅迫するモトケンこと京都弁護士会の矢部善朗氏。  English and Japanese


Furthermore, though I have repeatedly asked him not to obstuct me since his deeds have been inflicting tremendous damages for me, he never stopped and continued his harrassement.


On the other hand, Mr. Yabe is an obvious supporter of Ms. Ryoko Ando, who raised controversy by saying, "Why don't we drop the argument saying, "Life is important"?  Mr. Yabe protected her controversial statement in the following.

http://togetter.com/li/405902 (Japanese only)


As Japan Federation of Bar Associations, and Kyoto Lawyers' Society, what do you think of the attitudes of Lawyer Yoshiro Yabe?


As a single mother who is under criminal accusation, his remarks themselves sound like threats to me.  He has been imposing tremendous mental damages and in case he actually filed a lawsuit against me, my life and my 4 year old boy's life could be devastated.


I would be very appreciative if Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Kyoto Lawyers' Society could give Mr. Yoshiro Yabe some recommendation. 

Please let me know if that is possible or not.


モトケン@motoken_tw 2 時間
. 竹野内氏 の一連の虚偽ツイートは、私の信用を著しく毀損しています。損害額は相当な金額にのぼると思われます。もちろんその責任は全て竹野内氏にあります。と言っておきましょうw 別件が一件ありますので、それをやるときに一緒にやるかも。
PS.  After I put up this blog page, Mr. Yoshiro Yabe tweeted the following, implying that he will take tremendous amount of compensation money from me.
@motoken_tw 2 時間
Takenouchi's tweets is considerably harming my trust.  I think it would be a considerable amount of compensation money from her.  Of course all the responsibility is attributable to her.  I will tell her in advance.  I might do this case (against Takenouchi) along with another case, all together (laugh)


2. Criminal accusation by ETHOS leader against Mari Takenouchi


Many people argue that the criminal accusation by ETHOS leader against Takenouchi should be a precursor of implementation of Specified Secrecy Act, which would embody the oppression of freedom of Speech.  I know Japan Bar Association has been vigorously raising its voice against this Act, and I would be very appreciative if you could provide some comment on this case.


By the way, my twitter remark is not limited to legal issue but also contain humanitarian issue of Fukushima children, whom I wish should be evacuated for protecting thier lives and health. 

I believe the wording "human experiment" should be an appropriate one considering what had happened in Chernobyl, and in order to conduct preventive measures, I believe more people/organization should raise their voice to achieve evacuation of children from contaminated areas. 

Now may I ask Japan Federation of Bar Association what you think about this most urgent issue?  Now there are as many as 75 thyroid cancer kids in Fukushima and some even with lymph nodes metastasis.  As Japan Bar Association, do you have any intetion to act on this issue in the near future?


(Example; Recommendation of conducting gene7q11 test to identify the cause of thyroid cancer and evacuating children from contaminated areas, etc.

http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/09/a-fukushima-teenager-found-to-have-lung.html  English and Japanese)


3. Why didn't Monju Nishimura Case become a criminal lawsuit? 


In 1996, Monju Nishimura Case occured where Mr. Nishimura is known to have been killed based on his medical record and X-ray photoes.  However, Mr. Yuichi Kaido, the former Secretary General of Japan Bar Association, who undertook this case didn't make this case as a "criminal case" instead made it as a "civil case" focusing on small events such as the hidden video tape of the accident and exclusing the crucial point of "homicide". 


I believe this is quite a serious issue for the sake of Mr. Shigeo Nishimura himself and his bereaved family, and also for finding the truth about a crime conducted by so called Japan's nuclear village.

Please let me know JFBA's official view on this grave issue.


As a matter of fact, I heard that in January 2014, when Mr. Yuichi Kaido was asked "Why didn't you make this case as a criminal lawsuite?"from one of the audience, his smile vanished and  looked downward not answering, and then the time was up.)


The following is the information I collected from Ms. Toshiko Nishimura, the wife of Shigeo Nishimura.

(Japanese and English)



反原発連合の野間易通氏(安東氏の友人)と下谷社長が竹野内を訴えると!Mr. Noma and Ms. Shimotani, Ando's supporters will sue against Takenouchi!

Updated on May 27th


In the summer of 2012, when I started to raise my opposition against Fukushima ETHOS, staff member of Metropolitan Coalition against Nukes (the group which coordinated demonstration against nukes in front of Prime Minister's Residence), Mr. Yasumichi Noma gave out a threat against Takenouchi as follows.

野間易通@kdxn 2012年8月20日



Since that time, Mr. Noma was critical of me, who asked questions to Metropolitan Coalition against Nonukes, which only advocate "Not to restart nuclear power plants" only and support the ETHOS project which do not talk about evacuation of children from Fukushima.

There are other contemptuous tweets against me from Mr. Noma.



野間易通 @kdxn  ·  2012年11月26日
原発なくしたいんで、馬鹿を切り離す作業をしています。RT : いいかげんこの男何とかならんのか、すべてが台無しだ。RT 福島エートスの支持不支持と反原発なんの関係もないです。あと、エートスについて竹野内真理が流している情報のほとんどは虚偽。

"Since I want to abolish nuclear power, I am trying to eliminate the fools. ...There is nothing to do with the relation between  ETHOS and anti-nuclear.  Also, what Mari Takenouchi gives information regarding ETHOS are almost all lies.  "


I have forgotten about Mr. Noma until recently, but the day after I got unindicted, he was communicating with Ms. Ryoko Ando as follows.

野間易通 @kdxn  ·  5月23日


安東量子@ねこみみ付くまモン@ando_ryoko 5月23日

On top of that, the above conversation was started by Ms. Ryoko Ando, who said,

Ms. Ryoko Ando "I talked to kdxn (Mr. Noma) from my side.  Please do not misunderstand and do not act impolitely toward him."


It is nothing but a threat for me to be told, "I will sue Takenouchi" from somebody who has communication with Ms. Ryoko Ando.


When somebody reported the above tweets on May 26, I called the prosecutor Mr. Eiji Masuhara from Fukushima Prosecutors' Office Iwaki Branch, and conveyed my message, "If this kind of harrassment continues against me not only from Ms. Ando but also from her supporters and friends, then I will make up my mind to sue ETHOS from my side."


I asked the prosecutor to convey my message to Ms. Ando and the prosecutor understood my point and promised it.


Since I got criminal accusation, countless number of people including foreign residents advised me to counter sue ETHOS.


I have been suppressing myself not to do it, but if this kind of threats and harrassment continue, I would say such option (suing ETHOS) is not excluded from my choices.


Needless to say, I would try my best to disseminate the case globally in such a situation.


Updated on May 30th

CEO Ms. Nanaka Shimotani threatens Takenouchi saying, "Give me your address to send you my invoice because you are using my company logo. "

(I just erased her company logo, but what kind of company is Rafco for ordering others to pay money by listing its company logo!?  So shady and CEO Nanaka Shimotani is such a harasser!)


下谷七香     ‏@rafcocc   「訴訟だるま」って呼んであげればいいんじゃない?(*´∇`*)
Ms. Nanaka Shimotani's tweet
"Why don't we call her (Takenouchi) a ball of flames as for lawsuit target?(*´∇`*)"


Another attack to journalist Mari Takenouchi by a company CEO Ms. Nanaka Shimotani
(The photo is from Google Image.  With this listing of her photo, she is threatening Takenouchi for further civil accusation on top of anothe civil case she was implying.)

Ms. Nanaka Shimotani's tweet which enraged my mother


Let me give you warning to make sure.  I am not as sweet as . Be prepared and find a good lawyer for a civil case(*´∇`*)"



A company CEO, Ms. Nanaka Shimotani  

Against Shimotani's above word, my 81 year old mother is furious and asked her repeatedly to tell Shimoya's contact since she refuses to receive a phone call at her company.

Yet, Shimotani just blocked Takenouchi and still continues harrassing tweets with anonymous people on twitter.


Further, on April 15th, when I tweeted, "I will resist and spread the information at my life at stake to protect my son from those who are trying to further sue me."

Then Ms. Nanaka Shimoya, CEO of Rafco, tweeted, "she doesn't mind losing her life"

I thought this was a threatening word.

End of additional information.

Takeouchi, currently under criminal accusation by ETHOS


Quite sadly, even after I got criminally accused by the ETHOS leader Ms. Ryoko Ando, further intimidation continues...


(For those who do not know about my criminal case, please see the article by Reporters Without Boarders http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/03/save-kids-japan.html)

One example is deletion of the following video of mine.  Somebody asked the youtube support desk to delete my video for privacy infringement, yet I am quite confused since I collected all the info already in public though many of them are not known much.

Furthermore, there are a group of people on the internet who are now preparing to file a lawsuit againt Takenouchi.


Some of them are supporters of Ms. Ryoko Ando.


I have not told my case to my parent until March 18th evening trying not to make her worry.  But upon hearing this scary plan, I made a phone call to my mother and confessed what had happened to me breaking into tears.


Then my mother (80) got furious and wrote the following letter (recorded and typed by me) to the internet obstructors against me...


Mari Takenouchi, reading her mother's letter in English



From Mother of Mari Takenouchi to @maibaba311、@ohagiya、@Promised_Land、@Chlothilde, etc.

Please excuse me for writing this letter so suddenly.

I am Mari Takenouchi's mother originally from Fukushima.

I am writing this since I really need to have some words with you.


Last night, I received a phone call from my daughter crying, and I could not believe my ears.


I was shocked to hear that my daughter, who has a strong sense of justice more than anybody else I know, and never has done a single unjustifiable thing in her life, is now under criminal accusation! 

My daughter seemed to have been silent on her case so that she would not let me worried.

And now, even more unbelievably, you  (@maibaba311、@ohagiya、@Promised_Land、@Chlothilde, etc.) are now preparing to file a law suit against her, who is under tremendous trouble as a single mother with a small child who is under criminal accisation!


What on earth is going on here!?  As a mother of Mari Takenouchi, I would like to express my strongest resentment.

I asked my daughter to read out some of your tweets against her.

 Mari sometimes use strong words since she has a very strong sense of justice and straightforwardly say what she thinks.

However, she never uses strong words to others unless she finds any letigimate reasons.  She is rather a type of person who hates to speak ill of others behind, or slander other people.

When I hear the entire twitter conversation, it seems that you have started slandering my daughter, and make fun of her who is responding to your words, and further circulating malicious rumors that denies Mari's personality.

Most of you are anonymous, and you are focusing on my daughter with bunch of people...


 As I heard your malicious tweets against my daughter, I felt so much pain myself.


Since most of you are not telling your true names, it is as if a bunch of people are throwing stones at my daughter from distance, though my daughter does not see you at all!

And now you are tying to file a lawsuit against her.

This is just extraordinary.

My spine is shivering with anger.

To begin with, would you please disclose your names and your background first?

Who are you who are disseminating so much malicious rumors against my daughter?

Things can only begin from that point on.
By the way, Mari is our only beloved daughter.


When she was small, she was so sensitive and timid, and we were wondering, "She is so sensitve and easy to get scared...how could she overcome her life ahead.."

As she grew older and experienced studying in the US, she became a girl who can speak her mind, but still her sensitivity has not been changed.

She is a type of person who acknowlege things and get concerend before others.  Nuclear power plant issue was a good example. (Mari stared anti-nuke activities in 1999 especially focusing on nuke and earthquake.)

Now she is a single mother with 4 year old boy and she is all byherself in Okinawa.

After she delivered her baby, she was at our house for some time, but at one point, she was quite depressed holding her baby, crying, which made me greatly worried.


However, fortunately, she came to love her baby after she recoverd her health. 

Also she is a hard worker and bought a small apartment in Tokyo for her and her young son, using her saving she had. 

But right after that, 3.11 occured and she decided to sell her apartment to move to Okinawa.


Now she is renting an apartment in Okinawa, and has been doing anti-nuclear activities using her own money she got through selling her small apartment in Tokyo, wishing that she could help children in Fukusima.

In another word, she has been spending her own saving for her activities.

However, some of you are calling her as a "fraud" for her calling for donation.  I was totally appauled and furious. 

Even after March 11 alone, my daughter used 12000 US dollars and she has not gathered that amount even. 

On top of that, she is under criminal accusiton and now you are calling for initiating another legal case!

More than anything, she has been spending millions of yen (tens of thousands of dollars) long time before March 11 out of her savings.

She was working as in-house translator/interpreter for many companies.  But when she thought she should be doing on nuclear issues, she was absorbed in activities which brought her no money, instead spending her money.

I was always worried saying, "Why are you doing all these things which do not benefit you at all and impose you tremendous losses instead?"

I am totally furious to hear that you are calling my daughter as a "fraud"

What kind of purpose do you have by doing such things.


I heard donation was drastically decreased due to your slanders.

And now you are talking about initiating another legal case against her!
I would like to seriously ask you.


Are you trying to kill my only daughter and my grandson by financially squeeze them?

If so, what are your purposes and what kind of people are you?


And are you ready to take any responsibilty if something happened to my daughter and grandson by inflicting so much actual damage and mental damage?


Or are you keeping yourself anonymous so that you can get away with it?


If something happened to my daughter and my grandson, I will never forgive you.

And as a mother, I am responsible to prevent any such misfortune happening to them.


This is true no matter how old the child becomes for a mother.






Things only begin from there.

We are already more than 80 and my husbad, Mari's father went through a big cancer operation and he has two tubes into his body. 

After March 11, his condition got deteriorated, and now he cannot walk and one of his eyes went blind, so I am not telling this case to my husband.

However, I, the 80 year old mother remember all of you very well.

Tell me your names and contacts.


If you want to complain against Mari, complain against me, first through letters.

(As I cannot use a computer, send Mari letters and she will forward them to me.  Mari is a very honest person and will never falsify contents of your letters.)

If I find any bad points of my daughter compared to your deeds, I will scold her in a very tough way.

However, additonal legal case against Mari under this situation means that you are going to destroy my only daughter and my only grandson's lives.
As a mother, I have the right to know who you are and what you are going to do.
竹野内敦子 (福島県出身)
 Atsuko Takenouchi
(originally from Fukushima, mother of Mari Takenouchi)
Mari and her mother playing Koto togetter
My mother and my son in a small apartment I bought in Tokyo on March 15, 2011. From 10 to 11 am on March 15, the thickest radioactive cloud passed through Tokyo.  http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/01/i-2011315tokyo-march-15-2011.html
Due to Fukushima accident, I sold it withot staying even for a single night.




Post Script
After I disseminated this page, I am being threatened by a lawyer called, Mr. Yoshiro Yabe, a member of Kyoto Bar Association. 
Mr. Yabe once supported, ETHOS leader Ryoko Ando's remark, "Let's no longer stick to the extreme idea of "life is important""
He is spreading the following tweet through his twitter account,
"Takenouchi mother's letter asking, "can you take a responsibility if something happened to my daughter and grandson" should be considered as a threat.
Her (mother's) remark is the worst kind of statement to avoid further criticism"
In another word, Mr. Yabe is calling my mother as an aggressor using threatning words. 
My mother is just trying to protect her daughter and her grandson under threat of further legal case by those who have been harrasing her daughter.

This is just extraordinary...
I wonder how such kind of person could stay as a lawyer, holding a membership of Kyoto Bar Association.


Amazingly, the harrasing lawyer Yabe Yoshiro, is now intimidating me by implying further accusation against me!!!

モトケン@motoken_tw 16h
私に対する名誉毀損だな。一度お互いに告訴し合ってみようか?結果は予想できるけどw RT : 娘と孫を守ろうとする私の80歳の母まで脅迫するモトケンこと京都弁護士会の矢部善朗氏。
Amazingly, after this tweet, the lawyer Yoshiro Yabe is threatening me by saying the following!!!
This is a defamation against me.  Shall we accuse each other now?  I can see the result quite easily.
→@mariscontact: Lawyer Yoshiro Yabe is threatening my 80 year old mother who tries to protect her daughter and grandson.