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Brick thrown at Japanese embassy in China in Fukushima spat

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By Natsuko Fukue

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“Nothing was done about it and the 500 surveillance cameras on the block recorded nothing”

-1 ( +12 / -13 )

At least that object is not radioactive object, just a plain brick.

-30 ( +8 / -38 )

A brick? Just the one?

Pathetic

-23 ( +7 / -30 )

Send the bill for any damages to the CCP. Or alternatively provide their embassy with new windows that don't close.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

"...foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that China always protects the safety and legitimate rights and interests of foreigners in China, in accordance with law"." Yeah, right!

And then he goes on with the standard diatribe: "We strongly urge the Japanese side to face up to the legitimate concerns of all parties, immediately stop the discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the sea, fully consult with its neighbors and other stakeholders, and earnestly dispose of nuclear-contaminated water in a responsible manner." Talk about deflecting the issue! The guy couldn't even say the brick-thrower was out of line. What kind of diplomatic relationship is that?

12 ( +17 / -5 )

Absolutely mindless and despicable act. Morons whipped up into a frenzy of anti-Japan hatred due to anti-science propaganda.

If only millions of them would start throwing bricks at the real villains crippling their future - the Chinese authorities.

11 ( +19 / -8 )

At least that object is not radioactive object, just a plain brick.

What makes you so sure about that? They even mix eatable rice with plastic rice for profit or put minced meat that's already green and thrown to the dirty ground again in production process of "chicken' nuggets together with blue microplastic particles and all such. Agreed, that garbage eaten by masses probably doesn't radiate, but is surely less healthy than Fukshima low level Tritium watered fish.

4 ( +12 / -8 )

China is more and more pathetic every day.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

The characters on the car 公安 read "public safety". Is that a euphemism for police?

China is more and more pathetic every day.

It's a common on tactic. In 1999, the US bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade In retaliation the US embassy in Beijing was stoned and bricked by an angry mod. It was a serious mess.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

The middle of Beijing is swimming in AI-equipped surveillance cameras. If someone sneezes, they have that person's name and address immediately. No way they don't know who threw the brick. They probably doubled his social credit score.

14 ( +18 / -4 )

Immature, infantile and ill mannered. Just like those tourists from that country.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Wow...13years have gone by and China again shows it's ability to turn the whole country into a Japan-hate fest. As Hu Jing Tao said back then, we can turn it on and turn it off like a faucet.

All of Japan's friends and allies have accepted the scientific analysis and the IAEA's position.

China, who releases far greater amounts into the sea, is blatantly hypocritical and not Japan's friend.

Back in 1978 China's Premier Deng Xiao Ping visited Japan and asked Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic to please open a factory in China. It became the first electronics factory ever in China.

China is like a guy who asks for your help, becomes successful, then returns that favor with hate, disdain and denial of past history. The world does not need China, it isn't worth the price.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Stay classy, China.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

So here's something that will blow your mind: Weight for weight, that brick is more radioactive than the waste water that is currently being released.

….

Ever tried eating a brick Roy?

Better to stick to meat and veg eh?

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

If you’ve been to China, you know that the brick disintegrated into dust if it hit a tree leaf or a window.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Just close the embassy and ban everything from China.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Previous published articles on the Fukushima water release have stated that the water being released is within safe limits, https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-to-release-test-results-after-fukushima-release1

There should not be any negative reaction, (especially violent reactions) against an Embassy whose mission is to "promote friendly relations" in a [peaceful] diplomatic manner.

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

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Set up a C-RAM system that obliterates any incoming object from the sky, then set it to track the flight path backward and keep firing. That should do it.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

More adult babies overreacting. People with small minds taking it against people that have absolutely nothing to do with the waters discharge.

They also emptied the shelves out of salt across China (when only 10% of their salt production comes from sea salt). And already many places stopped buying fish and fishermen throwing their catch into the garbage, with many of them going into Weibo pleading people to buy their local product.

When it comes to overreaction AND discrimination, mainland Chinese are king.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

No problem, let the local police handle it and they will.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

@Sam Watters I don't think that word is in their vocabulary!

Stay classy, China.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

@Mark The CCP is the police and the BRICs continue to fly!

No problem, let the local police handle it and they will.

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Fighto: "Absolutely mindless and despicable act. Morons whipped up into a frenzy of anti-Japan hatred due to anti-science propaganda."

Right. I'm sure you were equally indignant about the Japanese attacks on Chinese and Korean embassies, like the right-wing truck that tried to crash through the gates of the Chinese Consulate in Osaka in 2004. Or even the bomb threat on the Korean Embassy on the anniversary of liberation just two weeks ago to the day? That's not to mention the right-wingers driving around and calling zainichi children cockroaches, or shouting out at foreigners in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. We know you are against these things too, of course, and speak out about them with equal vehemence, right?

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

This is another attempt to deflect. The discussion on the release of contaminated water deserves more attention. Simply dismissing it as politics is easy and this direction seems to be done so by design.

It is all supposition as to what other contaminants may be present in the water being release. According to TEPCO they have treated the water of other contaminants. The issue is that the West trusts this, while China and South Korea don't. If the arguments were based on this, I would have little issue with the current narratives.

Many JT folks do not trust TEPCO because of what they’ve done and said about what they’ve done, yet I’ve not read anyone questioning TEPCO and we are encouraged daily to talk about Chinese citizens hoarding salt and throwing bricks.

TEPCO was not honest about the severity of the disaster back in 2011. It is understandable but inexcusable. So when TEPCO says it’s safe, the natural response might be but is it really safe. Instead we get, hey look, Japan’s getting harassing phone calls from China and playing the victim card again.

For some odd reason (likely due to selective reporting), the narrative is centered around the minimal impact of released contaminants, instead of TEPCO’s trustworthiness and credibility.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

quercetumToday 02:46 am JST

This is another attempt to deflect. The discussion on the release of contaminated water deserves more attention.

It's not going to be an attempt to deflect if the brick makes it through a window. Will China be paying to fix that should it happen? Will they put their surveillance apparatus into motion to catch the perpetrator? These are important questions just like the TEPCO release.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Stay Calm Japan!

It's only an ordinary brick!

Not a radioactive one!

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

This is another attempt to deflect. The discussion on the release of contaminated water deserves more attention. Simply dismissing it as politics is easy and this direction seems to be done so by design.

It has been discussed ad nauseam. Tritium occurs naturally in the world's oceans. It's formed when cosmic rays hit nitrogen atoms in the atmosphere. It is absorbed into oceans and surface bodies of water from the air in proportion to its partial pressure in the atmosphere. The amount of tritium to be released from Fukushima is infinitesimally small and will not measurably increase the natural concentration of tritium in the ocean. Every reactor operator in the world disposes of their tritium in whatever body of water happens to be nearby, often into lakes and rivers.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Taiwan was not born in America,he is no more than right wing foreign hack

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Yrral

Taiwan was not born in America,he is no more than right wing foreign hack

There is no way to prove or disprove the nationality of any poster including you. You claim to be an American who has never been to Japan but you post on a Japanese site.

Can you prove here you are an American? No.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It has been discussed ad nauseam. Tritium occurs naturally in the world's oceans.

Tritium is not a problem if diluted, it’s just that it should raise eyebrows that TEPCO is even involved in assessing whether it’s safe or not. It’s like if you jailed someone and let them go because he says “I’m totally a good guy now.” That’s a massive conflict of interest hidden by Brick throwing and salt hoarding hysteria, irrelevant topics JT loves to serve. There could be significant amount of heavy metals in there even if it’s not radioactive.

TEPCO are the ones who caused the reactor go into meltdown, by cutting corners in safety department. TEPCO lied about their nuclear plant condition plenty of times in the past. They’ve of course made their apologies and promised to do better, but they did’n’t. Have they now? And the IAEA most certainly did the bare minimum to actually investigating TEPCO, having only been led to what TEPCO wanted them to look at.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Chinese nuke power plants emit more, much more, nuke waste on a regular basis. People in Hong Kong know that only too well with one right next door. China is a sick country and bad neighbor.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Chinese nuke power plants emit more, much more, nuke waste on a regular basis.

What the U.S., Canada, China, and France release is nuclear waste water. What Japan is releasing is nuclear contaminated water.

You should be asking what other harmful substances are there instead of singing the TEPCO Tritium tune.

It is very telling that everybody’s attention has been drawn to tritium and only the tritium, because this is the narrative that is being peddled by Japan and the neoliberal media.

The truth is there’s more than just tritium in these tainted waters - cesium for one, is an even bigger issue, not to mention heavy metals.

And all you have is TEPCO claiming safe levels and IAEA corroborating what TEPCO shows IAEA.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I think radioactive truffles are possibly more of a danger than tritium released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima

https://www.science.org/content/article/germany-s-radioactive-boars-are-bristly-reminder-nuclear-fallout

The article makes me wonder about the effects on all those people who like to dig around forests for truffles to eat.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The truth is there’s more than just tritium in these tainted waters - cesium for one, is an even bigger issue,

The isotope of cesium produced in a nuclear reactor is Cesium-137. It is non toxic and has a half life of 30 years. It doesn't persist in animals or in the environment. Cesium-135 produced by nuclear explosions is the more dangerous cesium as it persists and is toxic in sufficient concentration.

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