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Japan should start blanket testing of food from China for safety due to China's regular use of banned chemicals...

8 ( +19 / -11 )

That make sense since water once its released is being spread out around the area, so it's not only impacted Fukushima region. Japan need to understand this.

-8 ( +12 / -20 )

I do a blanket ban on all foodstuff from China myself. If you go to China, the Japanese imported food (and goods) are very much sought after despite very high prices. People are not stupid and can read through their own government's propaganda.

6 ( +15 / -9 )

Who cares what the do? Nutcases in my eyes, dangerous nutcases in fact

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

They should. Japan should do the same for all Chinese products for all types of dangers.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Just goes to prove that China cares about their citizens, whereas japan doesn’t give a flip.

That's funny.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Just goes to prove that China cares about their citizens, whereas japan doesn’t give a flip.

Have you never met a mainlander? Even they know their government doesn't care about them. This is just a political stick with which to beat Japan.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Everyone knows that Communist China and their crappy, decaying island Hong Kong are using this issue purely out of hatred of Japan, and for political gain.

Japanese food - including seafood- is perfectly safe, and will remain so. Chinese food on the other hand is full of chemicals and pesticides.

14 ( +19 / -5 )

Just goes to prove that China cares about their citizens, whereas japan doesn’t give a flip.

It cares so much it welds them into their apartments.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

The Japanese foreign and farm ministries have begun discussing how to address the issue, the sources said.

Ummm like to not release the toxic water!?

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Radioactive cesium 180 times Japan's legal maximum has been found in fish caught in the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The cesium in the black rockfish caught in May measured 18,000 becquerels per kilogram. The legal limit under the Food Sanitation Act is 100 becquerels per kg. According to plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Holdings Inc.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Every country should do this. A blanket total ban of seafood import from Japan is the best solution, but since that’s not possible(WTO allows a partioa ban from Aomori to Iwate prefecture) require radiation testing on all Japanese seafood in order to deter seafood importers from importing from Japan and look for alternative sources, preferrably from the Atlantic ocean.

The reason for this is that lots of Fukushima area seafood is shipped to other prefectures to be labeled as having caught from there to bypass the import ban.

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

@Roy

Nobody goes fishing in the port -that is obvious.

Hover, fish have been found well away from the port , out in the open ocean with high levels of radiation.

You’d be happy about that fish ending up on your plate?

I don’t think so.

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

When America was dealing with Mad Cow disease, Japan banned all meat imports.

Japan shouldn't be upset about what neighboring nations are worried about. Turn about is fair play.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Purely political - nothing else. The Chinese government doesn't care about its citizens, and has a long, long track record of poor food safety:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_safety_incidents_in_China

As other posters have said, Japan (and other nations) should ban Chinese products.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Like Japan going to poison itself. There is a whole list of reasons why Chinese people come especially to Japan to buy medicine, diapers etc. It is because they can't trust what their own country is producing.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

If people want to post about fish with high levels of radiation caught off Fukushima then they should also post a link to show evidence of that.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

There is no port at the Fukushima NPP. There is a previous docking area that was closed off to reduce the amount of leaking wastewater. No one goes fishing there.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Every year, China, with its huge coal industry and coal-slurry burning power plants releases more radioactive particles into the environment than all the nuclear power plants, nuclear accidents, and nuclear weapons ever.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

I wonder how John Lee (of HK CEO fame) feels about this announcement. He imposed outright ban without testing, science etc., only for his boss China to test rather than ban. Cut off at the knees I would imagine...you rub with the CCP, you're going to feel like a turkey sooner rather than later. As if running in an election of one candidate wasn't shameful enough...LOL.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

China should buy as many Japanese seafoods possible and re-sell these scientifically proven safe delicacies back to Japan at a discount.

I'm sure these Fukurad fishes and crabs will be a big hit in Japan!

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

Who in their right mind would consume any food from China, same goes for Japanese seafood, both are extremely unsafe.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

As much as it does seem quite silly it could work in Japan’s favor if they don’t find any radiation in the seafood. However, it’s quite likely they will fudge the results to fuel their anti-Japan propaganda.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

China has every right in the world to do any testing on any food it imports... heck, Japan tests everything coming into the country and that is not an issue. Any country has the right to do as it pleases when it comes to testing imported food.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Paul...

Japan should start blanket testing of food from China for safety due to China's regular use of banned chemicals...

You are about 30 years late with this comment.

They already do this.

But can you guess which country uses the most chemicals and pesticides per hectare? By a huge margin?

Bingo .. That's right... Japan.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

The demand of Japanese seafood won’t change in other countries and Japan.

At that point , people may be able to easily get more Japanese seafood.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Just an own goal for China to have a meaningless dig at Japan as Japan does at China on a weekly basis at the call of it's master in Washington.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

LMFAO China is testing something? They should start with testing their food within China first, because their own citizen don't trust the food in China it is laced with chemicals.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I would say the much greater threat to the health and safety of Chinese seafood buyers comes from all the heavy metals, industrial pollutants and municipal waste washing down China's big rivers into the ocean, but the Chinese have already fished out the waters adjacent their coast. Now they have to go far from home to find fish, cleaning out the waters off Africa and South America.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

LMFAO China is testing something? They should start with testing their food within China first, because their own citizen don't trust the food in China it is laced with chemicals.

Like the shrimp that are raised beneath chicken coops, eating the chicken droppings. Yummy, huh. Farm raised tilapia too.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sanjinosebleed

The Japanese foreign and farm ministries have begun discussing how to address the issue, the sources said.

Ummm like to not release the toxic water!?

China release way more radioactive water into the sea than treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant is scheduled to.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

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