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Misinformation Politics

Fukushima city “Eating mushroom protects you from radioactive material”

Fukushima city government recommends to eat mushroom against “internal exposure” risk.   On 7/17/2014, Fukushima Diary reported..   Fukushima city “Let’s build radiation resistance body -Don’t worry too much. Go

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Fukushima city “Let’s build radiation resistance body -Don’t worry too much. Go to bed early. Open the window.”

On 7/8/2014, Fukushima city government announced public information to educate about radiation. It’s titled “Let’s build body constitution that can’t be defeated by radiation”. It is supposed to teach us

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Fukushima prefecture “Contaminated beach sand can easily be washed off so it’s safe”

Radiation health risk advisor in Fukushima, Takamura commented on a local newspaper that contamination from beach is negligible because it can be washed off in shower. (Article related to Takamura.. Fukushima


[Video] “Happy Fukushima campaign” wiping out harmful rumor / Model on Tohoku power company’s HP is in

↑ The freelancer model, Ueki (0:27 ~) ↑ She is featured on the website of Tohoku power company   Following up this article.. [Support by eating] Fukushima gov to pay

Misinformation Support by eating

“Harmful rumor busters” monitor internet by robot, report the bad site info to clients everyday

Following up this article.. [Support by eating] Idol group to fight harmful rumor “Just eat it for starters, and go to Fukushima” [URL]   The press conference above was managed

Misinformation Support by eating

[Support by eating] Fukushima food promotion shop opened in the center of Tokyo

  Fukushima prefectural government opened a Fukushima food promotion shop “Midette” in Nihonbashi on 4/13/2014.   In order to fight “harmful rumor” against Fukushima products, Fukushima prefectural government collaborates with

Effects to be confirmed Misinformation

Fukushima local newspaper “Nosebleed in Fukushima prefecture has nothing to do with radiation”

  One of the major Fukushima newspapers reported that Fukushima citizens cannot have nosebleed due to the radioactive contamination.   It was “Fukushima Minpo”. They referred to Professor. Takamura from

Column Cover-ups Misinformation

[Column] Being hated and attacked is one of my jobs

I can’t say who it is, but I sometimes receive emails from American/European musicians. They ask me if it’s safe to go to Japan though they plan to hold concerts

Confirmed effects Cover-ups Effects to be confirmed Misinformation

[New Normal] NHK “Thyroid problem is a people’s disease in Japan. Papillary thyroid cancer is a gentle cancer”

On 5/23/2013, NHK reported about “thyroid disease” in their TV show called Asaichi. It is not announced why they broadcast it now. In the TV show, NHK described thyroid disease

Contaminated water crisis Misinformation Sea contamination

Tepco started propaganda to downplay the risk of Tritium for discharging contaminated water to the sea

Tepco is planning to discharge the contaminated water to the sea. To ease the repellence of local residents and stakeholders, Tepco is going to operate ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System),