Posted by: Paul Doyon

Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:28 pm (PST)

If you carry these Bluetooth Devices in your pockets, I think what you really need to really say is "goodbye testicles."

Japan is a now a complete mess - we have kids who lock themselves in their rooms for years without ever leaving. It's called *Futoukou* when they are in school and *Hikikomori* when they reach adult age. The rate of this problem has jumped from 10,000 in 1992 to 140,000 in 2004 - a 1,400% increase.

In the late 1980s when I first went to Japan, it was one of the safest countries in the world, and there was virtually no crime. Now, we have kids killing their parents, parents killing their two-year-old children, people committing bizarre sex crimes against children, suicides, and other crimes reported just about every day in the media.

While the city parks used to be places where people went to enjoy themselves, now they are swamped with homeless people living there in cardboard box huts. (And while we have these middle-aged to older people living in the parks, a good percentage of teenage girls with cell phones are prostituting themselves to older men with cell phones. Why? So they can buy the newest cell phone model or the latest Louis Vuitton bag.)

The number of kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has skyrocketed - and though undiagnosed - at one of the universities I taught at, I would guess that the percentage there was approximately 99%. Autism and Alzheimer's is also following the same trend. There is also a phenomena called "Classroom Collapse" where the students don't (or can't) pay any attention to their teacher, and the class is hence completely disrupted by all the students.

The problem of lowering academic abilities (i.e. lower IQs) is also a major issue, and while blamed on more relaxed educational standards, there is another plausible explanation - the increase in ambient electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with exposure to cell phones, cell phone towers, WiFi (Wireless Internet), DECT (Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) phones and other electromagnetic devices is turning the student population into a bunch of zombies.

Cancers, strokes, and heart problems are rampant and continue to increase rapidly! Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) - also diagnosed as Autonomic Dysfunction Disorder - is also rampant and continues to increase rapidly. One in four children suffer from atopic dermatitis (eczema) while an increasing percentage of the population also suffers from a host of other allergic reactions like asthma, hay fever, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), so on. And while the cell-phone controlled Japanese media has a "no touch" policy on the subject, an increasing number of people in Japan are also suffering from what is known as electrosensitivity (ES) or electrohypersensitivity (EHS).

While there are certainly other factors to explain the above problems, the one overriding (but underlying) logical explanation to account for the majority of the above problems has been a drastic increase in EMR that the Japanese population is exposed to on a daily basis. Hence, Japan is probably the most electropolluted country in the world. I think I might start making and marketing t-shirts to former ex-pats which say, "I survived Japan." :)

Paul Doyon

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