[Photo] Japanese rice ingredient manufactured in Fukushima is sold in Australia

This is what is found in Australia.



The label clearly states “Fukushima”.


A Japanese reader posted that they found a Japanese rice ingredient “malted rice” sold in Australia.

From their request, Fukushima Diary keeps them anonymous.


Malted rice is used to make Miso and other rice-related fermented food at home. The manufacture is called Aichi Akadashimiso Co. Ltd. located in Aichi prefecture.

However the label states “Fukushima. Japan”.


Related article.. Japan budgets 22 billion yen to increase food export / 14 times much as 2012 [URL]


You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


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[Photo] Une préparation à base de riz  fabriquée à Fukushima et vendue en Australie


Voici ce qu’on trouve en Australie.

L’étiquette indique clairement “Fukushima”.

Un lecteur japonais a écrit qu’ils ont trouvé une préparation japonaise de riz, du “riz malté“, vendu en Australie.
Le Fukushima Diary les garde anonymes à leur demande.

Le riz malté est utilisé pour le Miso et d’autres nourritures à base de riz fermenté et préparées à la maison. L’usine est nommée Aichi Akadashimiso Co. Ltd. située dans la préfecture de Aichi.
L’étiquette précise néanmoins “Fukushima. Japan”.

Article lié : Le Japon prévoit 22 milliards de yens pour doper les exportations alimentaires : 14 fois plus qu’en 2012

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

  1. Kudos to Aichi Akadashimiso Co. Ltd. for having the guts to label it’s foodstuff without resorting to “corporate free speech” of sorts. It takes “marbles” to be a leader in business.

    This appears to make choices easier for those that dare to demand to “eat to support Fukushima”.

    Curious that it states the product is soy paste, yet the ingredients state “rice”.

  2. F**king Tony Abbott – of course he’ll do just about anything (including selling his soul to the Horned One) to keep the money flowing to Australia,without actually doing any work. I smell PHAT Fukushima Stacks of Cash from Abe’s team of nuclear lobbyists to the Aus-Government. Either that or Abbott just doesn’t have the spine to refuse Abe.

    1. Shouldn’t they be exporting foodstuffs from Australia to Japan?
      Whatever became of the initiative to grow rice in Northern Australia?

      1. *Le sigh* Assuming you’re maybe not from Australia, I’ll explain:

        Australia was slated by the both the previous Labor government (as well as the new Liberal government) to become the so-called “Food Bowl of Asia”, which is laughable to say the least, since 98% of the land here is not arable (to say the least) and the native Aboriginals had enough trouble getting desert yams to grow, having had to resort to a nomadic lifestyle. The original plan was to begin exporting everything from dairy (they’re currently working on exporting Australian dairy to China, how – I do not know as there’s simply not enough grazing land to feed half a billion babies, with respect to Chinese people whom I like) to meat to fruits, vegetables, and even, yes, rice (lol) on an industrial scale.
        Besides the obvious implications of pivoting what is essentially a mining and resources-based economy of an arid desert nation, with any and all green land being inhabited by suburbanites and farmers feeding said suburbanites, towards an agricultural paradise that could feed the entire Asian subcontinent. there were economic reasons.

        The cheap-@$$ government wanted to cut corners and killed the project before it got off the ground, by under-investing in agricultural technology, equipment, know-how and human resources for decades. Yes, Australia does export quality foodstuff to Asian (and other) countries – but these are largely on the level of delicacies, such as wines, cheeses, some meats, macadamia nuts, some fruits. We’re talking about feeding even one or two smaller Asian nations with increasing populations, never mind the Great Dragon, with wine and cheese, when obvious demand is rice (Australian low-water rice never really took off even domestically, nor was it viable technically as it still needs good-quality soil), meat, vegetables, cereals – y’know, staples.

        All in all, This was largely some white paper that was pushed through hastily by desperate, old men as a consequence of over-exploitation of the Mining Boom, which is now drawing to a close, with exports of iron ore (for instance) to China falling. Other factors contributing to the failure of the program include greedy regulators and government workers, of which Australia, like any other developed nation, currently has a pathological over-abundance of.

        So to answer your question, no. No, foodstuffs probably won’t be exported to Japan from Australia (or to any other Asian nation, for that matter), at least not the exact foods that Japan needs right now such as rice, dairy and mushrooms. Hell, if people need Shiitake mushrooms here, we have to buy them from Japan or China. Perhaps if the politicians would go out and do their own shopping once in a while, they would realise that, like every other OECD country, it is that is living off of China, not the other way around.

        That’s really it in a nutshell. Sorry about subjecting you to this ridiculous wall of text. Food, economics, Asia, and idiot politicians are all passions of mine.

        1. Sorry, the end of the second-last paragraph should read:

          ‘it us that are living off of China, not the other way around.’


          ‘it is that is living off of China, not the other way around.’

        2. Thank you Smarticus for taking the time to correct me and inform us all.
          It may be a wall of text, but it’s only the political/bureaucratic aspects that are ridiculous, like how they are here in Canada, especially here on the West Coast.

          1. Damn, how you guys doing over there? Feeling the radioactive heat over there yet? I heard either salmon or some other fish populations are either diminishing/non-existent/glowing, but I don’t know anyone from Canada, so don’t know first-hand or even second-hand what the situtation is. Let me guess – the gubernment in your area hasn’t done a damn thing about testing the water/shoreline soil/fish/seaweed/people on the coast, has it? Who are we kidding, of course it has. Any of your politicians taking extended business trips nowadays? If and when the effects of ongoing radioactive dumping make themselves known on the West Coast (not sure if this is already happening or not – I’ve hear horror stories of increased still-births/birth defects, but these could be exaggerated?), I’m going to feel extremely sorry for both the people, but first and foremost for the animals (since they’re largely innocent with regards to dumping of poisonous industrial waste into the environment, so to speak). Then again, animals may still have a chance to save themselves through mass exodus – something that the humans is reluctant to due to economic, social, personal ties to their job, home, workplace, local bar (lol). I’m not passing judgement on this aspect of ourselves, just saying that when the nuclear SHTF, which it may very well do, give or take another year or two, I’d much rather be a bird, tiger or monkey (or cockroach) so that I can make an easy escape lol. Alas, I have a driver’s license and need to buy a new bookshelf before IKEA closes (I jest, as soon as the bears in Canada start running, I say tag along).

            1. Indeed; ” the gubernment in”[ my ]”area hasn’t done a damn thing about testing the water/shoreline soil/fish/seaweed/people on the coast.”
              Looking towards local aboriginal “gubernment” with a hopeful eye. Fishing is engrained in their culture and are possibly at great risk, as are others that rely upon our waterways.

              The salmon had been estimated by the Federal Fisheries ministry as large as 75 million – a pie-in-the-sky number.
              We had a record salmon run four years ago, and those fish that were spawned then should be returning any time now. However; it seems they do pass by the Japanese islands during their time in the Pacific.

              There have been subtle changes to this very living environment since Fuku blew. Where are the gnats? What is this persistent white “fog”?

              What i do know is that vital statistics are being withheld from Canadians, even to the point of the City of Vancouver not releasing it’s 2013 water quality report (thanks for the inspiration Mr. Duff) where Tritium, Cesium, and other radiologicals were previously found.

              Where will we live after we have no environment that sustains life?
              Will we all make “stillsuits” like the ficticious Fremen to reclaim our water? (Water is life; the Spice must flow; He who can destroy a thing controlls a thing; We will fight until no Harkonnen breaths Arakeen air; etc.)
              http ://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Stillsuit

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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.


June 2014