Consumers not to buy Fukushima food increased 4.3% / Gov “Needs stronger collaboration with media”

Photo : “Tokyo supermarket for foreign tourists push significant number of Fukushima products / Labels in Kanji” [URL]


Consumers who avoid agricultural products from Fukushima increased by 4.3%.

On 10/1/2014, Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan published the report about harmful rumor.


The survey was conducted in the end of this August in disaster area and the main consumption area to include Tokyo and Osaka.

The result showed the public awareness on food contamination rose up since February of 2013.

The percentage of those who answered “Can’t accept even small risk” increased from 16.6% to 21.0% since 2. 2013.

On the other hand, the percentage of those who answered “Can accept the risk to an extent” decreased from 58.6% to 53.5%.


Also, the percentage of those who answered “Hesitate to buy Fukushima food for radioactive contamination” decreased from 19.4% to 15.3% until the last survey conducted this February, but it jumped up to 19.6% in this survey again.


The overall awareness risen against radioactive contamination suggests the government’s campaign “Support by eating” is failing.

In the conclusion of the report, Consumer Affairs Agency stated they need to strengthen the countermeasures against harmful rumor and improve the “correct” information transmission.




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Les consommateurs n’achetant pas les aliments de Fukushima ont augmenté de 4,3 % / Gouv : “Besoin de collaborer plus étroitement avec les médias”


Photo : Un supermarché pour touristes de Tokyo met en avant de nombreux produits de Fukushima : étiquetés en japonais


Le nombre de consommateurs évitant les produits agricoles de Fukushima a augmenté de 4,3 %.
Le 1er octobre 2014, l’Agence de la Consommation (Consumer Affairs Agency), le gouvernement japonais ont publié un rapport sur les “rumeurs malveillantes”.

Le sondage date de fin août et a été mené dans la région dévastée et dans la principale région de consommation dont Tokyo et Osaka.
Les résultats montrent que la préoccupation du public sur la contamination alimentaire augmente depuis février 2013.
Le pourcentage de ceux ayant répondu “Je ne peux accepter le moindre risque” est passé de 16,6 à 21,0 % depuis février 2013.
D’un autre côté, le pourcentage de ceux ayant répondu “Je peux accepter un certain risque” a diminué de 58,6 à 53,5 %.

En outre, le pourcentage de ceux ayant répondu “J’hésite à acheter des aliments de Fukushima à cause de la contamination radioactive” a diminué de 19,4 à 15,3 % jusqu’à la dernière enquête qui date de février dernier mais il a à nouveau grimpé à 19,6 % dans cette dernière.

La montée de la préoccupation générale contre la contamination radioactive suggère que la campagne gouvernementale du “Soutien en mangeant” est un échec.
En conclusion de ce rapport, l’Agence de la Consommation affirme qu’ils doivent renforcer les contre-mesures contre les “rumeurs malveillantes” et améliorer la transmission des information “correctes”.

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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 2014