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Japanese consumers eating more local fish from waters off Fukushima

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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You can tell it's an AFP article by reading the title. Reads like propaganda.

1 ( +20 / -19 )

People have opinions of alarm. Those opinions don't take in the science of the release. The fish are fine, unless you choose to be deliberately ignorant. Don't eat the fish, then. More for me.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

Fish are one thing, but I wonder about the lobsters, shrimp, and other bottom feeders. If they are tested and found to be clear or without any contaminants, things may be looking up!

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Fukushima’s local catch today is still about one-fifth of its pre-disaster levels due to a decline in the fishing population and smaller catch sizes.

This is all local news really. I want to know where all the fish that was exported to China went to!

I know the US military is purchasing scallops and other shell fish, but that's just a fraction of the overall total.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Joban-mono tastes good, she says. “I'm not worried about the treated water discharge. I've been checking sampling results and I trust them.”

Radioactivity = UMAMI

LOL, me also I trust your propaganda!

-20 ( +8 / -28 )

The Japanese consumers follow the science. Good for them.

That fish sure looks fresh and mouthwatering!

7 ( +16 / -9 )

People have opinions of alarm. Those opinions don't take in the science of the release. 

Chinese People have opinions of alarm. Those opinions don't take in the science of the release. 

Fixed it!

2 ( +12 / -10 )

Japanese fishes for Japanese people! Sounds fair!

-17 ( +6 / -23 )

Sensible people buying good healthy fish.

11 ( +17 / -6 )

Chinese People have opinions of alarm. Those opinions don't take in the science of the release.

Chinese people couldn't give a lesser fk about the release. The Chinese government though finally found a loophole to interdict Japanese fish and enforce Chinese fish caught in roughly the same regions.

There I FIXED IT!

4 ( +8 / -4 )

You can tell it's an AFP article by reading the title. Reads like propaganda.

Yup!

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

"Japanese consumers eating more local fish from waters off Fukushima"

During my 43 years living in Japan, I have never seen fish sold, or cooked that had a label of orgine. Have things changed?

5 ( +12 / -7 )

I see labels all the time on seafood of where it's from.......maybe only the foreign caught stuff tbf.....

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Old SausageToday  08:45 am JST

During my 43 years living in Japan, I have never seen fish sold, or cooked that had a label of orgine. Have things changed?

good point! The Japanese can blend their bad product with good ones to dilute their fraud.

this happens with rice for sure.

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

The meat you eat regularly has more bacteria whereas the seafood has no problem with it unless if it is deadly species.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

@gogogo

You can tell it's an AFP article by reading the title. Reads like propaganda.

There is just a little flaw in your reasoning : it is not an AFP article but an AP one. You are aware there are different agency from different country, right ?

I guess it explain why as people have pointed before, we do not see price decrease. Good for the fishermen. Thought :

Fukushima’s local catch today is still about one-fifth of its pre-disaster levels due to a decline in the fishing population and smaller catch sizes.

make you think, it could be better if we switched, at least for a bit, to sustainable ethical fish farming instead of fish fishing in order to help the population grow back and face environmental change which are affecting the whole world.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Had to look that up: "jōbanmono" (常磐もの) apparently is "food from a nutrient-rich ocean from plankton generated by the Oyashio (cold ocean) current." Sounds good to me!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Old SausageToday  08:45 am JST

"Japanese consumers eating more local fish from waters off Fukushima"

During my 43 years living in Japan, I have never seen fish sold, or cooked that had a label of orgine. Have things changed?

Have you never shopped at a supermarket in 43 years? Seafood (as well as meats) are marked with either the foreign import country, or 国産. But in most cases Seafood is marked with the Prefecture of origin.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

During my 43 years living in Japan, I have never seen fish sold, or cooked that had a label of orgine. Have things changed?

All the supermarkets descriptions will mention if the salmon is Norway or Chile. They will also mention where the fish (saba, maguro, etc) was fished BY PREFECTURE. In your 43 years of living here you haven't seen this? I find it extremely hard to believe.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

The headline is factually incorrect as the article states that current seafood production is 1/5 of pre disaster levels.

You can tell it's an AFP article by reading the title. Reads like propaganda.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Bingo

 Seafood (as well as meats) are marked with either the foreign import country, or 国産. But in most cases Seafood is marked with the Prefecture of origin.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

 Seafood (as well as meats) are marked 

what a naive comment!

anybody can mark wrong information. Make me remember schemes about fake organic products..

In Japan, food inspection by GOV authorities in stores and supermarkets does not exist.

like Fukishima's radioactivity level report, everything in Japan is prone to falsification....

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

Fish from the store is always labeled but not from the fishmonger but you can ask.

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RoyToday  11:18 am JST

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN3M7K43N3MTOLB006.html

We are talking about Japan fraud. stay Focus!

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

Ahhhh, no thanks!

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

@indigo

We are talking about Japan fraud. stay Focus!

Um, no. We are talking about Chinese propaganda.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Fish for lunch.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

I prefer imported fish

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Our local fish is some of the best from Harima-Nada. Fresh oyster season has started and plenty of shellfish.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Many Japanese are obedient to official announcement.

And most Japanese consumers don't yet know that radioactive contaminated water Japan-named "treated water" still contain many kinds of radioactivity besides tritium even after filtering or even existence or other practicable option that can avoid dumping radioactive water into the ocean.

Because, Japanese major media are tamed by ad from radioactivity safely myth campaign, begun to ignore domestic problematic nuclear issues as same as before Fukushima nuclear disaster. They don't yet report even about radioactive waste liquid scattering incident last month.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

And most Japanese consumers don't yet know that radioactive contaminated water Japan-named "treated water" still contain many kinds of radioactivity besides tritium even after filtering or even existence or other practicable option that can avoid dumping radioactive water into the ocean.

The entire nation knows. Almost a daily headline.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Chinese nuclear plants have been dumping their waste in the oceans for decades..........Why are there no protests from their people?.......Oh, I know, they cannot do so can they because they all fear being arrested for espionage or some other stupid law, curtesy of their wonderful CCP. One thing I am pretty sure of though, this ban on Japanese fish has not stopped the Chinese people eating them.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

indigoToday  11:05 am JST

 Seafood (as well as meats) are marked 

what a naive comment!

anybody can mark wrong information

Japan is not like your country.

While there are occasional mislabeling cases they are investigated and pursued by the J-govt to the extent that they end up on TV. No cat meat is sold as pork and mutton.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-67225496

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Hideomi KuzeToday 12:37 pm JST

And most Japanese consumers don't yet know that radioactive contaminated water Japan-named "treated water" still contain many kinds of radioactivity besides tritium even after filtering or even existence or other practicable option that can avoid dumping radioactive water into the ocean.

Back yet again with the pro-China propaganda, are we? In that case, I shall debunk it yet again, using the wondrous magic of copy-and-paste:

ALPS removes/reduces to safe levels everything apart from Tritium. The remaining Tritium is somewhere below one-sixth of the WHO's drinking water standard.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-66610977

The IAEA, which has a permanent office at Fukushima, said an "independent, on-site analysis" had shown that the tritium concentration in the water discharged was "far below the operational limit of 1,500 becquerels per litre (Bq/L)".

That limit is six times less than the World Health Organization's limit for drinking water, which is at 10,000 Bq/L, a measure of radioactivity.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Japan is a semi free country. Buy what you want and deal with the results later on in life. Good Ums!

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

No Fukushima fish on my plate!

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Not giving up my fish and chips. Sashmi and sushi. Baked fish. Fish head soup. Sardines. Salmon pancakes.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

All of that "worry" for nothing.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

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