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Taiwan toughens rules on food imports from Japan, including on labeling, radiation checks via The Japan Times

TAIPEI – Taiwan, one of the major importers of Japanese produce, is tightening regulations on food products arriving from Japan possibly in mid-May in addition to an existing ban imposed on food items from a region close to the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Prince William in Japan: controversial visit to Fukushima during visit via Telegraph

Accusations from victims of 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster that Duke, who will eat and drink local produce, being used as a stooge by Japan’s prime minister to promote his pro-nuclear policies. […] The Duke will visit the Fukushima prefecture on … Continue reading

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Fukushima data show rise and fall in food radioactivity via Nature

Giant database captures fluctuating radioactivity levels in vegetables, fruit, meat and tea. […] Little contamination The safety effort has been commended for being very effective. It also produced a vast database. Stefan Merz, an environmental scientist at the Vienna University … Continue reading

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Controversy after official suggest lifting import ban on Japanese seafood via The Hankyoreh

A senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs official touched off a controversy by arguing to lift a South Korean ban of seafood imports from eight Japanese prefectures near Fukushima, the site of a 2011 nuclear power plant disaster. “It looks like … Continue reading

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Japan’s 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster still fracturing families via Los Angeles Times

When the massive magnitude 9 earthquake rumbled through Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, it swelled the seas and shook the earth. But long after the ground stopped trembling, the disaster has continued to fracture families like that of Yoshinobu Segawa. … Continue reading

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NRA rebuts claim that Fukushima cleanup affected faraway rice paddies via The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s nuclear watchdog disputed the farm ministry’s assertion that radioactive substances churned up by debris removal work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant contaminated distant rice paddies last year. The Nuclear Regulation Authority announced at a commissioners’ meeting … Continue reading

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FDA proposes radiation tests for Japanese snacks via The Taipei Times

Starting next year, Japanese companies intending to import teas, candies or cookies may have to submit a radiation detection report issued by a local authority, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday. “The administration on Tuesday published a draft … Continue reading

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Tokyo supermarket for foreign tourists push significant number of Fukushima products / Labels in Kanji・Un supermarché pour touristes de Tokyo met en avant de nombreux produits de Fukushima : étiquetés en japonais via Fukushima Diary

A supermarket in Tokyo for foreign tourists sell significant number of Fukushima products. It’s TAKEYA located near JR Okachimachi station. Their website reads, it’s the most popular discount store among tourist from foreign countries. […] Un supermarché pour touristes de … Continue reading

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Study: Cesium from Fukushima debris removal likely spread 50 km via The Asahi Shimbun

Radioactive substances released during rubble-removal work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant last year likely spread to areas nearly 50 kilometers away, according to a research team at Kyoto University. The agriculture ministry earlier raised the likelihood that debris-removal … Continue reading

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Debris cleanup at Fukushima reactor may have contaminated rice crops via The Japan Times

[…] Radioactive cesium exceeding the government limit of 100 becquerels per kilogram was detected in rice crops from Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, last year, including areas located more than 20 km from the crippled nuclear plant. Farm ministry officials said they … Continue reading

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