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I hope that local consumption of locally produced goods that was disrupted by the nuclear disaster will soon be back.

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Yuji Kanari, a managing director with seafood wholesaler Iwaki Gyorui KK in Fukushima Prefecture. The Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station said 8,502 fish and shellfish samples were tested in 2016, and all recorded radioactivity readings under the safety standard of 100 becquerels per kilogram. (Asahi Shimbun)

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Seriously? After the news from last week I really wish Fukushima farmers would wake up and realize that no one in their right mind trusts the government's claims that food from the prefecture is safe. Perhaps their food IS safe but I will not knowingly buy anything from Tohoku. Of course, with labelling in Japan, perhaps everything I buy is from the area...

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CNN International has been airing an English-language commercial touting the popularity across Japan of food from Fukushima, paid for by the Japanese government. One scene shows a family feeding their toddler rice ostensibly from the area.

It's ironic that the government should be pushing this now, given that just last week the API reported a recently discovered radiation link at much higher levels than previously estimated, as @tmarie alluded to above.

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I am game and will eat it.

In America most food is not listed by region.

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agree with marie and sensato. I tend to only buy local.

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Pls read more deeply abt nuclear disasters.

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Knowing how the Japanese system works, these guys will appeal to the government, and the government will suggest forcing it on people to "prove it's safe". Someone will make the idiotic proposal of using foods from the area in Olympic villagers so the people "know they are helping Japan, who has suffered a lot". It will be met with revulsion and people threatening to boycott, and will be quickly withdrawn and the government asking people to forget it was ever proposed.

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tmarieFEB. 07, 2017 - 09:14AM JST Seriously? After the news from last week I really wish Fukushima farmers would wake up and realize that no one in their right mind trusts the government's claims that food from the prefecture is safe.

What news is that? So far as has been covered on JT there has been no news that indicates there is any greater risk to Fukushima produce than previously thought.

SensatoFEB. 07, 2017 - 09:23AM JST It's ironic that the government should be pushing this now, given that just last week the API reported a recently discovered radiation link at much higher levels than previously estimated, as @tmarie alluded to above.

Do you mean the story that radiation inside the Daiichi NPP reactor building was higher than previously estimated? That does not in any way suggest that local produce is at risk. I would think it implies the opposite actually - if the increased radiation cannot be detected without going inside a building, then that radiation is likely to a large degree contained.

Of course, there is no need for speculation and there is no need for fear-mongering. Radiation detectors are increasingly cheap and easy to use. If you are reflexively biased against Japanese reporting, it is little work to confirm the safety of Fukushima products for yourself.

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