Cloud of suspicion in China over rice from near Japan’s nuclear meltdown zone. Beijing has lifted a ban on rice imports from Niigata prefecture, neighbouring the Fukushima disaster area, but consumers will take some convincing to buy it.
South China Morning Post 3rd Dec 2018 read more »
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to lift a ban on Japanese food imports introduced following the triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in 2011, a senior government official said. Abe’s request came after the farm ministry said Thursday that Beijing has allowed rice produced in Niigata Prefecture, more than 200 km away from the crippled nuclear plant, to be shipped to China. During their meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Abe, in welcoming Beijing’s latest decision, urged Xi to abolish the rest of the import restrictions based on scientific grounds as soon as possible, according to the Japanese official.
Japan Times 1st Dec 2018 read more »
OVER 180 TEENAGERS and children have been found to have thyroid cancer or suspected cancer following the Fukushima nuclear accident, new research has found.
The Journal 1st Dec 2018 read more »