national

Fukushima sake brewer warms shattered fishing community

22 Comments
By Harumi OZAWA

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2023 AFP

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.


22 Comments
Login to comment

an izakaya pub owner near the port, remembers how local fishermen and residents enjoyed drinking Iwaki Kotobuki before 2011

Never be the same after 2011, now after dumping tainted water never be same after 2023. Those fished stronger sake to forget what really happened in that area.

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

Fukushima sake brewer warms shattered fishing community

10 years ago I get it. But after it years, these resilient people are back to fishing and dealing with all sorts of BS because of their government and I hardly think they need to be constantly reminded of what happened to them.

You could do better at choosing a "title" for a human interest story!

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

When farmers with high radioactivity on their land were told not to use their it for food cultivation; it was a simple matter to just plough the land so that the top soil was turned over and concentrations reduced.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

Great story - and fantastic to see a beloved local sake brewery getting back on its feet! Clearly this institution means a lot to the community. May they prosper.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

These days, there are always the haters. Namie is still a difficult-to-return place.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Why so many negative comments?

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Just some advice. Take it or don't. If you like sashimi, try a dry Riesling, rather than sake. You might be surprised.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

I don't understand what all this is about!

Perhaps it's better that I don't!!

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

It’s about Heath.

The fact that there are companies and food being produced in an area where radioactive contamination has occurred and is still occurring.

Showcasing food and drink from Namie is IMHO not wise.

https://www.greenpeace.org/international/press-release/29250/radioactivity-on-the-move-2020/

Sympathy and funding to relocate for the poor souls there; promoting consumption of food and drink?

No!

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

The disaster unfortunately could have been avoided and the sake and fishing industry+ all this radioactive material release .

They were advised that the nuclear reactor be built on higher ground to avoid a big tsunami.

The advice was ignored for financial reasons.

It was all avoidable but they wanted to cut costs....look where that got them and us...

Disgusting mismanagement on a massive scale.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

This is an article about fish and sake. I suggested an alternative. I wonder if the downvoters have actually tried it. If not, what criteria do you use to decide?

0 ( +3 / -3 )

kurisupisu

When farmers with high radioactivity on their land were told not to use their it for food cultivation; it was a simple matter to just plough the land so that the top soil was turned over and concentrations reduced.

All the topsoil was removed and is now stored in large plastic bags at various sites.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

@wallace

Every time there is a typhoon or a flood or high tides then earth and leaves and soil are all in motion through the air and in water.

There is redistribution of material (the Greenpeace article states this clearly)

A professional engineer once remarked to me that there were two ways to escape radiation: 1.Shielding 2.Distance- neither of this two preventative measures are being utilized in Fukushima.

Also,all that dumped soil in mountainous areas is now where?

Those bags are breaking down and where is the soil ending up?

It doesn’t stay in one place

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

An article that is telling you how to feel.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

kurisupisu

@wallace

Also,all that dumped soil in mountainous areas is now where?

There is no soil dumped in the mountains and no soil was removed from the mountains.

Those bags are breaking down and where is the soil ending up?

The topsoil was placed in thick plastic bags 1m cubic placed in a designated site and covered with earth. There are numerous sites in Fukushima that can be seen by using Google Maps.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

When your government is using your land as a dumpster and your coast as a sewer, you can only drink sake until you burst.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

The problem is that no one trusts the government or tepco (was that redundant?) to be forthcoming with the truth. It is unfortunate, but the people of Tohoku lives will never be the same and neither the gov nor tepco give a shiz.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

There is no soil dumped in the mountains and no soil was removed from the mountains.

Still, there areas where tens of thousands lived, not safe to return to and not decontaminated in any way.

I am not sure the above comment from Wallace makes sense.

There definitely was radioactive soil dumped in large black bags all around the contaminated towns in Fukushima.

As to those bags (many degraded) now placed into semi permanent storage is beyond my ability to say.

The Japanese government has pledged to remove the contamination from Fukushima storage (why?) and place it somewhere else

(not known yet) for reasons not stated by 2045 according to NHK

0 ( +2 / -2 )

kurisupisu

There is no soil dumped in the mountains and no soil was removed from the mountains.

You claimed soil was dumped in the mountain which it wasn't. Also, no cleaning or removal of soil from the mountains was not done because of the difficulties.

Still, there areas where tens of thousands lived, not safe to return to and not decontaminated in any way.

There are areas which are safe to return and some people did. There are also areas where it is not possible for people to return.

I am not sure the above comment from Wallace makes sense.

Why? You believe the whole area is contaminated and I challenge you on that point.

There definitely was radioactive soil dumped in large black bags all around the contaminated towns in Fukushima.

The soil that was removed was placed in dumps. There are many photos online. There are tens of dumps. Thick plastic was laid on the ground and then the plastic bags of soil laid on that. There no high levels of radiation.

As to those bags (many degraded) now placed into semi permanent storage is beyond my ability to say.

You can find the info online.

The Japanese government has pledged to remove the contamination from Fukushima storage (why?) and place it somewhere else

The bags will remain where they are for years to come.

(not known yet) for reasons not stated by 2045 according to NHK

I don't understand that.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

kurisupisu

these are photos of the soil dumps. There are many online.

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/48671d95375a79f667c260b4290a84ddb68bc2cb/114_0_2342_1405/master/2342.jpg?width=620&dpr=1&s=none

https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/EA8DA52F-2DF5-4EF8-A879D709C11AFCB9_source.jpg?w=590&h=800&259013C1-A2FB-4B39-9AE014537305A603

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Fukushima farm produce is tested for radiation. That does not happen in other prefectures.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites