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FACTS: Previous compilations of tweets presenting facts discovered during the last week (*Tweets are all in Japanese)
FACT: Over 5,000 ppl were reported of tweeting "nosebleed"（hanaji) over the past two-day period from 9/22-9/23 togetter.com...
FACT: Over 3,000 ppl were reported of tweeting "can't stop my nosebleed" (hanaji ga tomaranai) during the week of 9/20-9/30 (as of 12am 10/01/2013 JST) togetter.com...
FACT: Over 2,500 ppl were reported of tweeting "I'm nosebleeding" (hanaji ga deta) during the short days of 9/28-9/30 (as of 12 am 10/01/2013 JST) togetter.com...
But this much we know:
The vast majority of these youth are under 30 (assumed) are not taking seriously of the nosebleed and are either often found joking about it or trying to handle the situation all by themselves. Because nosebleeding in Japan is often associated with having improper (often sexual) thoughts and fantasies, there is an inherent cultural barrier in Japan that restrain them from coming out in the open to admit it as a serious matter or even just letting the public know about it. But in fact the observation suggests that many of them are suffering from the (a) recurring, (b) massive in volume, and (c) enduring nosebleeding that are beginning to pose risks to their overall health by causing other symptoms such as low fever, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Some are skipping schools and work due to them.
Without major medical warning or reports through the mainstream media, however, people cannot determine whether it is indeed a great health risk or not. There are no accumulated, reliable statistics on the issue of nosebleeding (at least not in Japan, either by the government or by the medical community) and thus people cannot make an objective judgement based on them (without the help of mainstream media). However, what we see on Twitter is only a tiny portion of what is happening in the real world. Thus the numbers found can be easily multiplied by ten or more (then can we say approx. 30,000 and in a week is a lot or not?). We can only FEEL the threat that this is a great health risk. That there are "way too many nosebleeding" going around.
Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen, Oct. 1, 2013 (At 5:10 in): The problem right now is that Japanese researchers are afraid to tell the truth. We’ve got doctors calling us at Fairewinds saying, “We know our patients have radiation illness and the hospital isn’t allowing us to tell the patients that.” [...] So the last piece of this is transparency. And frankly if you leave it to the Japanese government we’re never going to get transparency. We’ve got get the people involved with an oversight panel made up of civilians who have nothing to gain, or nothing to lose from telling the truth.