In a widely circulated blooper here, the radioactive element personified was declared the winner of gifts from March 11 disaster-struck areas in a lottery organized by a local TV station.
In this instance, the prize was rice harvested in Iwate prefecture, one of the areas where fear is growing that farm produce and animals may have been affected by radiation, including cesium isotopes, from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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**This entry also gets attention from the readers for the writer wrote an original article, likely based on Kyoko Shinbun (Fictitious Newspaper), which is a spoof news blog. See the quotation from the Japan Real Time article.
Corrections & Amplifications: A previous version of this article referred to a report that the TV station received 200,000 complaints without making it clear that the source of the report was a satirical publication. It’s unclear how many complaints the station received.