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Pot, meet kettle.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

To engage with China, you have to play them at their own game, always accusing them and keeping them on the back foot. This, buying people off and corrupting everything they enter are the only strategies for "international relations" they seem to know after 5000 years.

6 ( +16 / -10 )

Well, technically it is. But to what degree is more important. Japan didn’t like President Joe Biden, calling them xenophobic, but they are, but by what degree as well. Just thinking out loud.

-7 ( +9 / -16 )

More lies and propaganda from the totalitarian dystopias.

If the water released from Fukushima is indeed "contaminated," what does that make the water from Chinese plants, which release tritium levels nine times higher than Fukushima? China strangely hasn't banned its own seafood.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2024/03/d7a70def8245-chinas-nuclear-plants-released-tritium-above-fukushima-level-in-2022.html

(And remember that this is official "data with Chinese characteristics," so the real levels are undoubtedly much higher.)

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As discussed on here many times, the IAEA has stated in its report that the Fukushima treated water release is consistent with international safety standards and will have only a negligible effect.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-finds-japans-plans-to-release-treated-water-into-the-sea-at-fukushima-consistent-with-international-safety-standards

The IAEA has also monitored each release so far and confirmed that they have all gone to plan.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/japans-alps-treated-water-release-is-progressing-as-planned-iaea-task-force-says

All the talk from China/Russia is, as usual, lies. The seafood bans are 100% politics; 0% science.

12 ( +22 / -10 )

More anti-Japan rubbish from two totalitarian nations.

Fortunately, the free, democratic world don't believe anything that comes out of the CCP nor fascist Russia.

9 ( +20 / -11 )

Those water released from Fukushima site were non-contaminated because nobody calls them contaminated water?

I am sure there was at least one Japanese official has called those water were radioactive contaminated water.

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

JJEToday 05:45 pm JST

Is nuclear disaster contaminated water from a meltdown at a plant fuelled by MOX fuel.

No idea what this means.

Perhaps it makes sense in the original Russian.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

elephant200Today 05:47 pm JST

Those water released from Fukushima site were non-contaminated because nobody calls them contaminated water?

No, because its release has a negligible effect, as the IAEA has confirmed.

9 ( +15 / -6 )

If China and Russia say it’s contaminated then we knows it’s NOT contaminated. Good news.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Work hard to clean the water before releasing it, then called a "polluter" by the biggest polluters in the solar system.

Might as well don't spend any money and just release it.

This is the reality for anyone who wants to live in a clean Earth. XiXiPootain make sure we can't have nice things.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Japan is slow off the mark when it comes to countering these propagandist claims - the Government officials who should be straight out there, loud and clear, with the facts and figures of China's contribution to the world's pollution, namely 35 % of all filthy emissions which emanate from China, seem to be asleep on the job.

Russia's totally pointless and illegal war against Ukraine, to trying to secure a few more square kilometres of territory, also indicates a willingness to pollute this planet further and unnecessarily, the dictatorial madman wasting valuable resources which we can ill-afford to do.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Japan needs to declare all food imports from China and Russia to be contaminated. In fact, the whole world should. Or...put a 100% tariff on them.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

China, which dumps contaminated water from nuclear power plants into the sea, and Russia, which dumps nuclear submarines into the Bering Sea, criticize Japan?

Both countries have a great sense of self-deprecating gags.

If both countries are to seriously criticize environmental problems, they should first do something about domestic environmental pollution. Can Russia take environmental measures while fighting a war?

Communist countries are always strange.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

And, right on cue, Japan is victim in their dumping of nuclear waste in the world's ocean.

OssanAmerica: "Japan needs to declare all food imports from China and Russia to be contaminated. In fact, the whole world should. Or...put a 100% tariff on them."

Probably true, but what is a 100% fact is that anything from the coasts of Japan runs the extremely high risk of carrying some radioactive contaminants as a direct result of dumping (as a direct result of extremely poor planning, corruption, and cost-cutting).

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

smithinjapanToday 08:54 pm JST

what is a 100% fact is that anything from the coasts of Japan runs the extremely high risk of carrying some radioactive contaminants as a direct result of dumping (as a direct result of extremely poor planning, corruption, and cost-cutting).

Strangely, the IAEA doesn't agree with your "100% fact."

I know which one of you I believe.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Anyone who imports and eats Russian or Chinese food is dicing with death with all the chemicals, pesticides and pollution used on the farms of those countries and in the oceans around them.

In fact, it is illegal to import Russian produce into most democratic nations - for good reason.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Since when do China and Russia care. China is releasing a lot of contaminated water and Russia is killing many innocent people. They serious need to start with themselves.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

No worries.

China and Russia are trying to find some common ground; a little Japan-bashing probably relieves the mutual pressures on both Xi and Putin somewhat.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Everyone knows that China releases 100x more tainted nuclear water waste yearly than Japan has .... ever.

Water samples prove this every year.

China doesn't advertise, but

the Qinshan plant, for one, discharged around 202 trillion becquerels of tritium in 2022.

Compare that to 22T becquerels of tritium for all the waste in Fukashima that will be released over 10 yrs, so 2.2T/yr. That's just 1 Chinese nuclear power plant releasing 100x more. There are 14 others on the coast.. So, about 1400x more release from China than Japan.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

I have a fun memory of a trip to my home city in China where I purchased a bottle of "mineral water" from a store and consequently being laid low for the better part of three weeks.

So, about contaminated water.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

smithinjapan

Probably true, but what is a 100% fact is that anything from the coasts of Japan runs the extremely high risk of carrying some radioactive contaminants as a direct result of dumping (as a direct result of extremely poor planning, corruption, and cost-cutting).

Um, science much?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Corrupted LDP government with plutocracy and religious cults protests dictatorship states.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

I 100% agree with China and Russia on this.

The only safe way to dispose Fukushima radioactive water is evaporation.

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

LMFAO China pollutes their rivers and streams and seem to have no idea of what contamination is, the water in china is so bad it turns different colors daily. As far as Russia is concerned they are just kissing cousin with China sooner or later that relationship will become nasty fighting over disputed land.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I have no intention to support dictatorship regimes but "liquid" that Tepco is dumping from Fukushima to the ocean is still radioactive contaminated.

At first, Japanese official or Tepco named it such as "tritium water" and had even tried to impress as if it's completely same to other nuclear plants' drainage.

But that liquid has directly cooled melted nuclear fuel debris and includes many Kinds of radioactive materials besides tritium even after "ALPS" filtering.

Japan's pro-nuclear media or Japanese far-rights are proudly comparing amount of only dumped tritium of Japan and China to justify dumping radioactivity from Fukushima, but it's mere shifting issues.

https://foejapan.org/en/issue/20230820/13971/

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

If China and Russia want to be taken seriously, maybe they should end the war in Ukraine.

For now they are not worth listening to.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Anyone who imports and eats Russian or Chinese food is dicing with death with all the chemicals, pesticides and pollution used on the farms of those countries and in the oceans around them.

In fact, it is illegal to import Russian produce into most democratic nations - for good reason.

I have been eating Chinese (and occasionally Russian food) for years, and I'm not dead yet.

Russian imports have been sanctioned in some democratic countries because of the Ukraine situation, rather than quality issues.

Agreed, a good reason in my opinion.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

I have been eating Chinese (and occasionally Russian food) for years, and I'm not dead yet.

No one is dead until they are dead. But some foods will have you dying earlier than others.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Hey China, suck on this for a while! They're releasing three times the contaminants from only a single plant, but make the distinction that their own ones don't come from a nuclear disaster. Like it makes any difference?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/25/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-china-wastewater-release

7 ( +7 / -0 )

For the life of me, I can't understand why Japan (and its main ally the US for that matter) doesn't make a very public diplomatic stink about the fact that China regularly releases water that is much more contaminated from its own nuclear facilities.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

To placate Russia and China about releasing Fukushima water into the ocean, release the water on the Senkkaku islands. Japan can create a new forestry industry there. At the same time, instead of looking for nuclear waste Disposal sites On the main islands of

partner with the US and NATO countries, to create a multinational nuclear waste disposal site on the Senkaku Islands. If Japan owns those islands, it should act like a sovereign owner. Use it or lose it.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I have been eating Chinese (and occasionally Russian food) for years, and I'm not dead yet.

Each time you go to a Chinese restaurant- in Japan, Canada, US, Australia, Europe etc - you are likely eating Chinese produce contaminated with all manner of chemicals. Who know what the long-term health effects will be?

Just because you do not immediately drop dead is little reassurance.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The IAEA has declared it to be safe.

Talk is cheap.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Hideomi KuzeMay 17 11:54 pm JST

But that liquid has directly cooled melted nuclear fuel debris and includes many Kinds of radioactive materials besides tritium even after "ALPS" filtering.

Ah, back again with this same debunked line.

If you don't believe that the water has the other (62) radionuclides removed/reduced to safe levels by ALPS, read the IAEA independent monitoring results. (I won't bother to post a link, as you won't bother to read it.)

And if you don't believe the IAEA, fine: just continue reading Xinhua and RT. The rest of us will live in the real world.

sakurasukiToday 07:39 am JST

Talk is cheap.

Then, perhaps if the IAEA backed this talk up with action... like opening an office at the Fukushima site and conducting independent monitoring and sampling?

Oh, wait - they already are.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Who cares what China and Russia say?

No one believes anything that comes out of these two madmen led cuntries, apart from a few deluded conspiracy theorist lunatics

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Russia and China have both done far worse things.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

The discharge of nuclear waste water from Chinese plants is probably 1000 greater....and where does it go, strate in to oceans? Has any one ever tested the waters surrounding country, well the answer to that is, no, because the CCP will never let them do it. And for Russia to do the same is just ludicrous, Putin just wants to keep best buddy Xi close.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Samit BasuMay 17  11:52 pm JST

I 100% agree with China and Russia on this.

The govt of South Korea disagrees with you, China and Russia.

"The South Korean government said Friday that Japan's plan to release wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meets international standards and that the water would not have any significant effects on ecosystems off the coasts of South Korea."

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/South-Korea-signs-off-on-Japan-s-Fukushima-water-release-plan

3 ( +3 / -0 )

China's block of influence just wanna tease...!

Japan needs to consider starting to cut ties with that nation because a war is coming! A big one!

Japan cannot kneel to China...!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

One good thing is that there will be more tuna and shrimp left for the rest of us!

I think the ban of Japan seafood from China and Russia will be easily bypassed!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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