Random food testing in Japan


One of the readers suggested me a great video to post.

This is really insightful.

I don’t think I need to add any explanation.

Please just watch it.

  1. Good video, would be best now to buy only Hokkaido produce and produce from Kyushu/Okinawa
    keep up the good work Mochizuki-san.


  2. Thank you very much for your hard work, risks taken, and excellent presentation and information. I would like to ask if there are any imported foods that a traveller visitor may find easily in major metropolitan areas? Also are there any imported water brands in distribution, such as Evian, San Pellegrino or Perrier, which are not licensed domestic versions? I normally travel to Japan once every year for my work, and have been asked again this year, but this time, I am really scared of ingesting radioactive particles if I go, that I would not ingest if I decline the visit. At the same time, my heart cries to see and know that one of the world’s greatest food cultures has been poisoned perhaps forever, due to the negligence of those responsible for nuclear power in Japan, and can only pray that inspite of her extreme jeopardy, that Japan and her food will overcome this catastrophe. Thank you again for what you have done and are continuing to do.

    1. @Geoffrey Small – please come ask that question in the comments section of this video on youtube, it is a good question and I would like to answer it there too so everyone can see the answer.

      As far as import food, it’s hit and miss. Living off of foreign food would be expensive and difficult in most cases unless you are near one of the few Costco stores here in Japan. You can find Crystal Geiser (America), and Volvic (France) bottled water pretty easily. I also buy bottled water here in Kyushu which is from Mt. Aso, in Kumamoto prefecture because I live in Kyushu and don’t believe it to be too contaminated.

      And I’d like to thank Fukushima-diary for posting this and helping get the information out there. This site is doing a great job.

      William Milberry

      1. William:

        Thanks for dropping by! This is Nika (the admin) and I just wanted to thank YOU for all the work you have done to share your experience there. Your videos are measured and easy for people to understand – very important.


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


October 2011