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Fisheries minister apologizes for saying Fukushima water 'contaminated'

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Fisheries minister apologizes for saying Fukushima water 'contaminated'

Lesson from this, in Japan is forbidden to tell public the truth. If that happened, you need to apologize for that.

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Just call it what it is: Treated radioactive wastewater mixed with oceans that have been contaminated by fertilizer and sewage runoff, paint chipping off ships, repeated vessel oil leaks and spills, and 10 million annual tons of marine microplastic particles.

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But Kenta Izumi, the leader of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, lambasted Nomura, saying he is "not qualified" to serve as the minister 

Too honest to be qualified?

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Why apologize for telling the truth?

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Whoops. More falsehoods. I wonder whose podcast he been streaming.

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Nomura deviated from the government's strict double-speak policy. He has to go.

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Apologizing for telling the truth.

If this doesnt describe the Japanese way of thinking, then nothing ever will!

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They want the world to compare water used to cool the reactors with the water that has come in contact with the reactors in the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that is Japan’s Chernobyl.

Japan is releasing water with contamination of radioactive substances into the oceans and claiming it’s safe because the ocean will dilute it. It does not change the fact that water with contamination of radioactive substances is released into the ocean.

Never has this been done. There is no precedence.

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If that happened, you need to apologize for that.

When have you ever heard a Japanese politician, or anyone for that matter, publicly apologize for anything on their own, that was a fact?

The "apology" pressers are for those who got caught, this is unprecedented. I am quite sure there was plenty of teeth sucking going on when those in charge heard this one!

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Apologize for speaking the truth. I need to think this one out a bit.

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But Kenta Izumi, the leader of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, lambasted Nomura, saying he is "not qualified" to serve as the minister in charge of relief measures for the fisheries industry.

This idiot should be lambasting the LDP for their CCP style of propaganda control instead of attacking Nomura for saying the truth.

That's why the opposition is never going to oust the LDP until they fundamentally change - No one wants LDP light.

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Japan is releasing water with contamination of radioactive substances into the oceans

It seems to me all nuclear power plants all over the world are releasing radioactive tritium substances into ocean/lake. Japan is releasing much less than other countries.

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And his punishment will be to eat sashimi from Fukushima every day for a month.

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"Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Friday Nomura's reference to contaminated water is "nothing but mentioning the truth.""

Bingo!

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And his punishment will be to eat sashimi from Fukushima every day for a month.

He would eat the sashimi every day if someone presents him, if you call to send it to him and pay to the fishing port. Fukushima people have been eating fresh fish almost every day since 2011 and before. No one has been suffering from fresh fish from their sea.

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No need to apologise . He is telling it as it is.

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Mr.Nomura should not apologies or saying regrettable this remarks. If he is deserve to resign due to political pressure then resign without regret.

These water were "Contaminated" not just about the health of other countries but also Japanese people, where is the conscience of Japan?

TEPCO, L.D.P. they just cares money and their political benefits, nobody deserve to be trusted not even the IAEA, all of them are collaborating in a big conspiracy, an attempt with intention to poison people !

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No truth here in Japan in regards to the government. But ya! Eat all the fish you want.

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A Freudian Slip?

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There is one good thing at least about China saying Japan is dumping contaminated water there. It means China don't eat fish any more which are caught around Japan. Every year China send large fishing ships/boats around Japan to catch as many sanma (saury) fish as they can. Sanma used to be very popular, good, cheap fish in Japan for hundreds of years. But Chinese large ships/boats take all there. Japanese small boats could not catch many fish they wanted, besides sanma is lately very expensive and all are smaller. As far as I know, Chinese people did not eat sanma in the first place in the past. It seems Japanese people are looking forward to many good fat sanma every day every year again.

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Yes, these are "CONTAMINATED WATER" because those water had been submerged in the stricken nuclear fuels for quite a long long time cooling. These are not the normal coolant water which were isolated with the nuclear fuels.

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Roy Sophveason: "China, North Korea and South Korea's oppositional party are using that exact term to exploit anti-Japanese sentiment for political gains, fully aware that 「汚染水」carries with it the obvious connotation of "dirty" and "pollutant". Nomura's use of the term played directly into their cards."

Couldn't be summed up more precisely. This superannuated fool (who is completely unqualified for his position, by the way, to say nothing of his age or lack of any positive energy whatsoever) stupidly and ignorantly described the treated water which was the worst possible way to describe the situation. He is a fool, and he should and WILL be "reshuffled" out of a job next week, mark my words.

Question for China and Korea, though: if in your normal nuclear energy generating processes, you REGULARLY dump SEVERAL TIMES the amount of contaminants into the very same sea, and typically at a fraction of the distance from their shores that Japan has done, what do YOU call YOUR water? "Contaminated"? lol. Surely NOT! But...why not?? Is the entire Chinese tap water system "contaminated" too, since it habitually contains several times the heavy metals that are acceptable in most other countries? Of course NOT! China would NEVER say that about anything Chinese because...? I mean, who is not playing this semantics game anymore? lol.

Sigh. If you can't see the abject hypocrisy here, you're simply not interested in discovering REALITY, or perhaps you're PURPOSELY interested in EVADING REALITY?

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Yes, these are "CONTAMINATED WATER" because those water had been submerged in the stricken nuclear fuels for quite a long long time cooling. These are not the normal coolant water which were isolated with the nuclear fuels.

After contaminated water go through the ALPS filter times, then it is treated water with tritium. The treated water with tritium is very diluted into ocean. It is normal coolant water.

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Water used to cool MOX fuel.

But let's pretend it isn't and go with the flow of the narrative.

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Japan's fisheries minister's moment of bravery and honesty.

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Apologising for tell the truth eh? So the rest of the time they're talking total rubbish. Sounds legit.

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Someone check his background. He might be a Chinese sleeper agent. His speech is a typical example of defamatory speech. Even if one argues that his word choice is technically defensible, phrasing it this way here and now has no plausible public interest justification to counteract the clear disadvantages it brings, including giving hostile states a useful word bite.

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I think the opposition bloc has call the wrong person stepdown. Instead it was Mr.Kishida to stepdown on lying not Mr.Nomura for telling a truth. The Japanese oppositions were very unprofessional!

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You cannot be a politician and be honest.

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Sounds more like his brain is contaminated with silliness, lol

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From the Beeb this morning:

Fukushima: China's anger at Japan is fuelled by disinformation

Scientists largely agree that the impact will be negligible, but China has strongly protested the release.

And disinformation has only fuelled fear and suspicion in China. 

A report by a UK-based data analysis company called Logically, which aims to fight misinformation, claims that since January, the Chinese government and state media have been running a coordinated disinformation campaign targeting the release of the waste water.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-66667291

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At his age, and with his obvious dementia, he's not qualified for the position he holds.

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It is humiliating to apologize for telling the truth about "contaminated" water in Fukushima!

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The Japanese government and the CCP have a lot more in common that they care to admit!

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This idiot should be lambasting the LDP for their CCP style of propaganda control instead of attacking Nomura for saying the truth.

This.

LOL moderates dont like it.

I Dont care.

Izumis action = Inside job guy. Stop being unserious!

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Oh, I see, so he tells the truth, the politicians who are trying to bank off of this don't like it and try to get him to resign.

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Nomura was speaking the truth, of course, but if the Chinese are sincere, they should shut down their OWN nuclear power plants, because it is only a matter of time before they will face the same problem. Let's see how willing they are to tell THEIR people the truth when THAT happens!

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