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JP export of agricultural products in 2014 grew to highest since 1955 / The second largest importer is USA

On 2/10/2015, MAFF (the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) announced the export value of Japanese agricultural products grew to the highest since they started taking the statistics in 1955.

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Japan budgets 22 billion yen to increase food export / 14 times much as 2012

↑ Japanese government’s budget on food export is rapidly increasing since 2012.   Japanese government budgets 22 billion yen to increase Japanese food export for fiscal 2014, according to the

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44 countries restricting import of food from JP, MAFF “may present a case to WTO”

44 countries and regions are still restricting imports from Japan. Though Canada and Mexico lifted the importing restriction, China still bans importing all kinds of food from 10 prefectures. S.


1.8 Bq/Kg of Strontium-90 measured from rainbow smelt in Minamisoma city Fukushima

↑ Rainbow smelt (This is not the specific sample.) According to MOE, (Ministry of the Environment), 1.8 Bq/Kg of Strontium-90 was measured from infant rainbow smelt. From this sample, 82


90,500 Bq/Kg of cesium from the pollen of Japanese cedar in Fukushima

On 1/23/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Radiation level of Japanese cedar is 20 times much as back ground, Tokyo to have 5~6 times much as pollen this year” [URL 1]. According


In 2013, JP gov to purchase 200 times much Fukushima rice as last year

Japanese government is to purchase 40,000 tones of Fukushima rice in 2013, which is 200 times much as 2012. This year MAFF permits rice planting even in evacuation zone. [Link


Fukushima city rice started being served for school lunch, “will serve if it’s under 20 Bq/Kg”

On 1/22/2013, Fukushima city started serving local rice for school lunch. They are to serve rice produced in Fukushima city if it’s under 20 Bq/Kg. All the schools will serve


MAFF permits rice planting in evacuation zone

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries permitted rice planting in 96 households (73 ha) of evacuation zone in Tamura city Fukushima, where the annual dose is under 20mSv/y. They also


208 Bq/Kg from rice produced even in Miyagi

According to Miyagi prefectural government, 208 Bq/Kg and 186 Bq/Kg of cesium (Safety limit = 100 Bq/Kg) were measured from rice produced in Miyagi. These were measured on 12/5/2012 and

Misinformation Support by eating

More hospital food will be from contaminated area

  Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is spreading the propaganda called “Support by eating”. They are pushing food from contaminated area even to hospital and senior citizens’ home. On