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I wonder if he's going to have the shakes as he picks up the sushi with chopsticks, a bead of sweat slowly rolling down his face ...

Anyone else remember the guy drinking the glass of water to prove that drinking was safe in Fukushima ? That turned out to be a bad PR stunt so I hope this works out better.

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Let Kishida have some first!

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Is only for PR, we know that the only two countries that significant enough to convinced is China and South Korea, their import of Japanese food is unmatched to other countries in the world.

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Good for Emmanuel.

If this small act will help convey the fact that Japanese seafood is perfectly safe, then it has to be a good thing.

Just a shame so many people are using the water release to attack Japan for political reasons.

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Too early to eat the fish wait a little longer until the biohazard water is released and at least half the entire stack.

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It’s your body your choice to eat fish or not no one but yourself will complain after getting cancer. It’s a gamble

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Earn your salary..

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If Mr Rahm were to eat something caught in the port area adjacent to the NPP then that would be especially newsworthy but he won’t, so it isn’t.

Whatever he consumes will have been caught way out in the ocean

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Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy, you go first Rahm.

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If it turns out the fish was caught in South America, the stunt will backfire. But I personally hope it has some calming effect.

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Rahm Emanuel is a dodgy Chicago politician with more than a whiff of corruption about him in his climb up the greasy pole and in his career has shown himself to be as slippery as an eel. Eating a "Fukushima" fish for public consumption is just a stunt that nobody should take at face value.

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Emanuel's a Chicago politician. He knows and plays the ropes well.

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We all make choices on daily bases as to what to eat drink or even where to play and Mr. Emanuel no different.

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Kishida san did not do that !? so why Mr. Emanuel ??

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Yea Kushikun eat that dirty fish let us know how safe it was

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Haha! Better than Nishimura who did the same yesterday before the water release. Nishimura is a joke.

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Emanuel must be desperate for some attention. He is tired of being exiled in the global wilderness.

Is he eating fish before or after the release of the radioactive water?

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Also, where is the fish from or where was it actually caught?

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Last person in the world I would trust.

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I am in Fukushima now. I ate fish and rice grown and caught in Fukushima. I will continue to do so.

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The guy's a total and complete schmuck. Buffoon.

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Typically Representatively American! Wants public attention!! Wants to show off!!! He will not know until many years later what an idiot, cretin or how stupid he is after having eating nuclear impregnated fish in 2023. But who knows that he thinks that by the time he gets ill with nuclear poison he could sue Japan for having nuclear poisoned all fish in Earth's oceans. How Typically Representively American! $ ! $ ! $

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It’s a nice gesture. I’m sure that the small amount of radiation in the food is not going to harm anyone if they eat it once. Let’s see him eat it three or four times a week for the next year like the locals do.

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And its his business??? He pull this Circus stunt like this, you know its politics.

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No fish for me thank you.

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Although it is not wise to perform on an individual level, as it is easy to become conspicuous, there is no doubt that there is absolutely no problem with the wastewater. On the other hand, it was necessary for the government to take the initiative in emphasizing and continuously communicating the fact that there is no effect of radiation, but we have not seen any such efforts. I hope Kishida will reflect on this. Also, if the Japanese government is paying NHK a high operating cost, it should have allowed NHK to do more public relations.

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Rahm should do one better and host a Fukushima fish fry for all US Embassy staff. I wonder how many would show up.

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Ridiculous. It would make sense if he eats some regularly. Nobody except him to drop dead just because he ate some fish one time! The potential problem is to eat some regularly because of potential accumulation of radioactivity.

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel will visit a city in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima on Aug 31, and plans to eat fish from the area to show support for Tokyo's decision to release treated radioactive water from a crippled nuclear plant there into the sea

I would be more impressed if he were to have his wife and children eat fish from the area with him! This is one diplomatic exercise the United States ought to keep it's distance from and stay silent on!

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Equating a couple of hours in a plane with ingesting Tritium is absolutely not comparable no matter how much the computation is bungled

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And I can see Rahm Emanuel filing damages lawsuit against Japanese government and TEPCO for $100 million after developing cancer 10 years from now.

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Isnt there anything better to report…. than this dude planning on eating fish??

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As long as the discharge is carried out as planned, radiation doses to people will be vanishingly small - more than a thousand times less than doses we all get from natural radiation every year..........That was a universities professors view............ And Nuclear plants around the world regularly release waste water with tritium levels above that of the treated water from Fukushima. ..........These are the views of many 'Experts' from the world over. I honestly do not know who to trust and believe anymore, we all know that those in positions of power, lie and will deceive the masses for their own benefit. Maybe that is happening here.

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