Reconstruction Minister Wataru Takeshita promoted produce from Fukushima Prefecture this week to four ambassadors in Tokyo.
Takeshita hosted the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday at a store dedicated to food products from Fukushima in Nihonbashi. The store sells rice, sake, vegetables and fruit from the prefecture.
The ambassadors tried "onigiri" rice balls and commented that the rice was tasty and had good texture, Fukushima Hoso reported Wednesday. They also tasted organically grown dried persimmons from Fukushima and said they were delicious.
“I felt very encouraged by the four ambassadors,” said Takeshita. He reaffirmed the government’s resolve to spread awareness that all Fukushima products sold are safe.© Japan Today