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39 tones of rice from the contaminated region in Miyagi were already shipped to metropolitan area etc

Fukushima Diary reported “208 Bq/Kg from rice produced even in Miyagi [Link]”. 110 ~ 240 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from all the 16 bags produced in the issued farm


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


Elementary schools in Fukushima city are going to serve Fukushima city rice from next January

Fukushima city board of education is going to have elementary schools in Fukushima city serve rice produced in Fukushima city for school lunch. They have been serving rice from Aizu

Food contamination

Elementary school student in Tokyo area, “We should think all the food is contaminated. We are just left to die.”

A Japanese blogger reported a conversation of the children. The elementary school students were eating steamed buns with meat filling near a convenient store after a cramming school at night.


[Contaminated rice] Cesium measured from eastern Japanese rice sold in Nara

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, cesium was measured from rice produced in Fukushima, Iwate, and Chiba and they were all sold in Nara prefecture, where is in western


Nihonmatsu city to restart serving Fukushima rice for school lunch from December

Nihonmatsu city board of education in Fukushima is going to serve local rice for school lunch from December. They check radiation level of all the rice bags produced in 2012.


[Yomiuri] Two local govs in Fukushima decided to resume planting rice next year, “Cesium is due to the rice hullers”

<Quote> [Yomiuri] The town government of Hirono and the village government of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture have decided to resume planting rice next year. Both municipal governments had asked farmers


Fukushima collects decontamination volunteer, “Health problem is your own responsibility, we don’t know radiation risk”

Fukushima prefecture and NPO on the road Fukushima secretariat collect volunteer for decontamination in Ohnami area Fukushima city, where is a rice producing district. 100 people 10 days (12/1 ~ 12/10/2012)


Kashiwa city served Fukushima rice for school lunch to fight harmful rumor

To fight harmful rumor, Tadami machi in Fukushima and Kashiwa city in Chiba exchanged 60kg of local rice and Kashiwa city served the Fukushima rice for school lunch in Dai

Export from Japan

Niigata prefecture to increase rice export 4 times much as 2011 to Hongkong and Singapore

On 10/29/2012, Niigata prefecture decided to increase their export of rice to Hongkong and Singapore. Because of the harmful rumor and import restriction of various countries, it has been difficult